Mary Jo Vosberg, 86, of Valparaiso passed away on December 13, 2023. Born in Freeport, IL on October 24, 1937, to Sherman and Josephine (Meyer) Beggin, she graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy in Dubuque, Iowa. Following her studies at Merredian School for Practical Nurses in Marshalltown, Iowa, she earned her LPN. Mary Jo commenced her nursing career at Xavier Hospital in Dubuque before marrying David Vosberg on June 6, 1959, in Apple River, IL.
Embracing her roles as a mother, wife, and grandmother, Mary Jo found joy in cooking and baking, notably for numerous church funeral luncheons. Among her cherished activities were dancing with her husband David, daily walks appreciating nature, collecting recipes and cookbooks, antiquing, exploring new restaurants, staying updated on fashion trends, and selecting the perfect gifts for herself and others.
Survived by her husband, David Vosberg, and their children Michele Moore (Noel) of Chicago, IL, Bradley Vosberg (Sandra Snearly-Vosberg) of Dyer, IN, Lisa Taneff (James) of Sunrise Beach, MO, brother Robert Beggin, and grandchildren Noel, Rebecca, Brendan, Kevin, and Patrick. Mary Jo was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Patrick, and James Beggin.
Friends are invited to watch the funeral mass, which will be livestreamed at this link https://saintpaulvalpo.org/live-stream-and-social-media/ on Friday, December 22, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. The in-person funeral mass will be privately held for family at St. Paul Catholic Church in Valparaiso, followed by burial at St. Paul’s Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church for Funeral Luncheons.
Be kind and gentle with yourself Michele. Take your time and know that you have my full support and please call on at me at anytime...this is a journey. Sending prayers of peace, love and comfort.
Always, -Norma J Rixter
Richard and I always marveled at the dedication you and David had to walk together enjoy being outside. We miss everyone at the Villas and pray for the family at this time. -Richard and Julia Kilgore
Dear Michele & Family, Wishing you comfort and sincere sympathy as you grieve the passing of your dear mother. Prayers & hugs, -Carolyn Meanza
Michele and family, My condolences and prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of your mother, who sounds like she was an incredible lady. -Kelly Turner
My condolences to David & family. Mary Jo was a lovely neighbor & I enjoyed sitting with her on several of our community dinners. She’ll be missed! -Patsy Mackanos
Dear Michelle and family - I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. You and your family will be in my prayers. Hugs, -Marie DiSomma
Emilie and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you David and all your family. I always enjoyed seeing Mary Jo (and David) at gatherings in the Villas at Vale Park clubhouse. Mary Jo always looked great, had a broad smile and a wonderful personality. Mary Jo also made the world's best cinnamon rolls. When she brought them to the clubhouse, she would often wrap one up especially for me to take home. Thank you Mary Jo. Every time I eat a cinnamon roll I will think of you (even though they won't be nearly as good as yours). -Jerry Scott
I won’t to make it to the funeral so just wanted to let all of you know that I will be there in spirit. Aunt Mary was a charming woman who probably was quite happy when the Beggin clan was leaving, and yet, together. ha ha, RIP, Love, Shawn Beggin
My condolences to you and your family, Michele. I'm very sorry that you're hurting. Loved ones never quite leave so listen for her when you need it the most and may you find comfort from all who envelope you with love and support. Peace dear friend. -Diana Baehrend
Dear Michele, Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that you will feel God’s love and strength in the days to come. May you find the memory of loving times with your mom bring you joy and comfort when your heart feels heavy. With Love, -Kim Fields
Michele, You and your family have our deepest condolences. I will keep each of you in my prayers at this difficult time. -Susan Shields