Irma G. Kalvaitis

Irma G. Kalvaitis, 83, September 14, 1936 - February 19, 2020, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at 12:21 pm in Rittenhouse Senior Living of Michigan City, Indiana.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1237 E. Coolspring Ave. Michigan City, Indiana with Pastor David R. Solum officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 am -11:00 am, Saturday, February 29, 2020, at the church. The Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, IN is handling arrangements.

She was born September 14, 1936, in Benton Harbor, Michigan to the late Merritt Malott and Mary (Ellsworth) James. On January 22, 1955, in Niles, Michigan she married Leo Kalvaitis who preceded August 23, 2004.

Surviving are son, Brian (Kelli) Kalvaitis of Michigan City, Indiana; 8 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Betty (Ed) Graber of Mesa, AZ. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Julia Kelley; two sons, Mark Kalvaitis, Gary Kalvaitis; two sisters, Jeanne Peterson, Ruth Gilbert; brother, John Malott.

Irma and her husband were former owners of K&M Foods in Michigan City. She was a life-long member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and a 40 plus year member with her card club friends, who met monthly. Irma enjoyed traveling and camping. She loved her home and property in Otis and spending quality time there with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Rittenhouse and Heart to Heart Hospice for all their help and assistance.

Contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1237 E. Coolspring Ave. Michigan City, Indiana.

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