On Dec. 15, 1936, she was born in Warsaw to Howard and Edith (Foltz) LaFollete. Viva was a lifelong resident of Warsaw. She worked for G.T.I. and then Flint Ink, Warsaw, where she retired. She was a member of Warsaw Community Church, where she was active in volunteer activities including working with the poor in Guatemala.
Viva is survived by four children: Michael Douglas LaFollete, Granger, Ind.; Jody Lyn Brown Castillo, Lexington, Va.; Terri Kay Brown Mitchell, Warsaw; and Mark Allen Wolfe, Warsaw; two sisters: Annette Stump, Pierceton, Ind.; and Rose Powers, Arizona; her brother: Robert LaFollette, Wisconsin; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two grandchildren and one brother.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at Warsaw Community Church with Pastor Denny Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
Memorial contributions are to be made to the American Cancer Society, Northwest Indiana Office, 130 Red Coach Drive, Mishawaka, IN 46545.
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