Victoria Jo-ann (Van Alstine) Laviola, age 59, of Bear Lake, died, tragically, in a car accident on Saturday, December 10, 2016. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Earl William and Catherine Josephine (Shall) Van Alstine, both of whom preceded her in death. She attended Cheboygan Schools and later married Jeffery Bergan of Cheboygan. She had many interests and pastimes including reading, going for walks, lunch dates and shopping with family members or friends, and watching game shows, crime shows and almost anything else on television. No matter what her day had in store, it could not start without coffee—and lots of it, and her cigarettes.
She leaves a loving family to cherish her memory including her daughter, Jennifer Lyn (Jason) Greenwood of Bear Lake, Michigan; grandchildren, Alyssa Kagey and Amber Kagey of Thompsonville, Katelyn Barnes of Cadillac, Brandon Greenwood and Justin Greenwood of Mesick and Marissa Laviola of Bear Lake; great grandchildren, Lanie Greenwood and Logan Gary both of Cadillac; siblings Elaine VanAlstine, Bert (Nannette) VanAlstine, Timothy VanAlstine, Patrick (mary) VanAlstine and Kathy (Gayle) Ross all of Cheboygan; former husband and dear friend, Jeffery Berden of Cheboygan; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. In addition to her parnets, Victoria was preceded in death by four siblings, Frank VanAlstine, Sidney VanAlstine, James VanAlstine and Gloria Selfs.
Victoria’s family is planning a memorial service and life celebration gathering which will take place in the spring. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Memorial contributions are recommended to the wishes of the family.