resident Vickie Lynn Valadez Lipniskis died on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at
Franciscan St. Anthony Health in Michigan City. She was 56.
Born on November
18, 1960, in Johnstown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Victor and
Eleanor (Alva) Valadez.
She is survived by
her husband, Paul Lipniskis; daughters Sarah (Richard) Hollaway; Renee (Jayson)
Jeffries; grandchildren James and Connor Hollaway all of Chesterton;
brothers Victor Valadez of New York, NY; Michael Valadez of Chesterton;
brother and sister-in-law Terry and Rose Lipniskis of Chesterton; brother
and sister-in-law Richard and Tina Lipniskis of Tavares, FL; numerous
cousins, nieces and nephews; and close friend (practically sister) Nancy
Chesterton High School in 1978. After graduating from Purdue, Vickie quickly
established herself in the St. Patrickís Catholic Community as a teacher for
the next 34 years. In addition, she taught at the Portage Adult Education
Center, helping students earn GEDís, was very charitably active in the local
community and was a longtime member of LULAC Duneland Council No. 5016. Her
hobbies included the Theater Group, Bunco Babes, Friday night movies, NCIS
and Law & Order, and much more, but most importantly she enjoyed spending
time with loved ones – her husband, daughters, family and friends – and
playing with her grandchildren. Vickie loved others unconditionally and made
everyone feel they belonged. Her humor, truth, compassion, and fun-loving
spirit is a true example on how to love life. She was passionate in every
aspect of life and inspiration to each and every person she met. She truly
made a difference and will be sorely missed.
The family will
receive friends on Wednesday, July 12, from 2 -7 p.m. at St. Patrick
Catholic Church, 638 N Calumet Ave, Chesterton, IN. There will be a Rosary
Service at 1:30 p.m., and a Prayer Service at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at the
A funeral mass,
concelebrated by Fr. James Meade and Fr. Jon Plavcan, will be held on
Thursday at 10 a.m, also at St. Patrick Catholic Church.
donations will be used per Vickieís wishes.
under the care of White-Love Funeral Home,Chesterton, IN.
Memories may be