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Virginia LaVerne Dodge

October 29, 1929 November 20, 2019
Virginia LaVerne Dodge
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Obituary for Virginia LaVerne Dodge

Virginia (nee Pinkos) LaVerne Dodge of Santa Barbara, CA and formerly of Milford, MI, passed away peacefully surrounded by her grandsons Anthony Sager, Martin Sager, and son, Raymond Zielonko, on November 20, 2019, after a long hard-fought battle with cancer. She was ninety years old.

Virginia was a warm, very kind lady who devoted her life to her family and friends. Like a mother to everyone, she always found time to send thoughtful gifts and greeting cards to her family in Michigan and California. She had worked as a banquet waitress while raising four children. Her family often bought her favorite Hummel figurines which she collected. She also collected Royal Doulton china. She was a gifted cook and recipe collector of heirloom Polish dishes. She was an avid Detroit Red Wings fan and cheered the team with her son, Raymond during many playoffs.

Virginia will be dearly missed by her children: Karen Short, Jean (Martin F.) Sager, William Ryan and Raymond Zielonko and grandchildren: David (Stacey) Short, Kevin Short, Julia Short, Martin J. (Kelly) Sager and Anthony (Jessica) Sager and great-grandchildren: Allyssa Short, Megan Short, Nik Short, Madison Short, Alice Sager, and Everett Sager.

She will also be dearly missed by her sister, Beverly Karakula and her brother, Ronald Pinkos: cousins, Wanda Baglio, Helen Fudacz: niece, Lisa Cook, and Lisa’s children, Summer Cook, and Brook Walsh: also many dear friends, extended family, and especially by the many devoted volunteers from Hospice of Santa Barbara.

Virginia is preceded in death by her second husband, Carl Dodge, first husband, Ferdinand Zielonko, and her mother, Helen (nee Maliszewski) Karakula, and step-father, Leo Karakula, and great-grandson, Jack Wyatt Sager.

A Memorial Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, on Saturday, December 21st, 2019, 2 PM. A Gathering will begin at 1 PM, until the time of service. Burial of remains, will be at Highland Cemetery, in Highland, MI, following the service.

Memorial Mass will be offered for Virginia, at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church, 5444 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA, on Sunday, December 22, 2019, at 5:30 PM.


In Lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions can be sent to
Hospice of Santa Barbara
2050 Alameda Padre Serra Suite #100
Santa Barbara
CA, 93103


Upcoming Events

Visitation

Saturday

21

Dec

1:00 PM 12/21/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 12/21/2019 2:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States

Service

Saturday

21

Dec

2:00 PM 12/21/2019 2:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Interment of Ashes will take place at Highland Cemetery, immediately following the service.

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States
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