Age 84, of Lansing, Michigan, beloved wife, mother, grandmother went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. She was born February 17, 1935, in Albion, Michigan, to the late Alton and Mabel (Grundeman) Cartwright.
Virginia worked at Dean Transportation for over 20 years as both a bus driver and attendant, she took a great deal of pride working with special-needs children. She was a devoted member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. In her spare time she was an avid traveler, taking many trips all around the world, including riverboat cruises. She also had a love for music. She was a huge sports fanatic especially the MSU Spartans, and the Detroit Tigers, finding a great deal of joy watching the Tigers beat the Yankees.
Surviving are her husband of 62-plus years, Raymond Mizga; children: Alton (Deb) Mizga, Julie Mizga-Karr, Becky (Brian) Kindel, John (Peg) Mizga, and Jim (Tonya) Mizga; grandchildren: Victor Karr, Audrey Karr, and Cecelia Mizga; and one great-grandchild on the way. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Lisa Cartwright, a niece, Sara Cartwright, as well as a large extended family.
She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Harold Bedarstadt, and a brother, Donald Cartwright.
There will be a funeral service held 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 8, 2019, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 501 W. Saginaw St., Lansing, MI. Visitation will be 2:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, also one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Sparrow Hospice Services or House of Promise.