Ventura (Butch) Valdivia Jr. was born on May 12, 1940 and passed away Thursday, September 14, 2023. Butch was a resident of Lake Station, Indiana. Butch retired from Gary Area Career Center.
He was a dedicated employee for many years. Butch was charming and liked to make people laugh. He would laugh at his own jokes. He always looked forward to watching football. His favorite team was the Chicago Bears.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife Nancy Lou Valdivia, his precious son Joseph Allen Jeffress, his parents Ventura Valdivia Sr. and Lupe Valdivia and his siblings.
He will be greatly missed by his daughter Kimberly Lynn Valdivia, grandson Alec Joseph Burnett, granddaughter Amanda Alene Rivera, great grandson Colton Morris-Burnett, sister Joan (Frank) Portillo; sister -in- laws Sharon (Konrad) Lambrecht and Linda Mayo. Brother-in-law Dave Jeffress and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Minister Madeline DeLeon officiating. Private services were held.