Chesterton Tribune

Nada Bekavac dies at 81

Back to Front Page





Nada Bekavac, age 81, of Chesterton, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2009 in Lafayette, Ind.

She was born on November 4, 1927 in Camden, Pa. the daughter of George and Lavada (Hamilton) Doyle, both of whom preceded her in death.

On July 2, 1956 in Winchester, Va. she married Stephen G. Bekavac, who preceded her in death January 26, 2005.

She is survived by a son, Gregory (Susan) Bekavac of Westville, Ind.; a daughter, Donna Ware of Merritt Island, Fla.; twin sister, Nedra Petrick of Penn Hills, Pa.; granddaughters, Allison, Rosalee and Katie; and many nieces, nephews, close friends and bingo buddies.

Nada was an area resident since 1961. She was a member of Chesterton First United Methodist Church and retired from Duneland School Corporation where she worked as a Secretary at Yost School. She was a member of the Chesterton American Legion, and was the Past Senior Regent at the Chesterton Women of the Moose. She was a member of the Uno Card Club, loved to play bingo, president of the Welcome Wagon, and worked as a volunteer for the Duneland Resale Shop.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 22 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 21 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1332 N. Halstead St. Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60642; The Duneland Resale Shop, 534 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304; or Mooseheart, 155 S. International Dr., Mooseheart, IL 60539-1100.



Posted 8/20/2009