Demkovich passed away in the company of her children on December 10, 2015
after a long illness.
She was born in
Zborov, Czechoslovakia, on December 14, 1924, to Andrew and Maria Litecky,
and emigrated to the U.S. in 1929, where the family owned a dairy farm in
central New Jersey.
She attended New
Jersey State Teacherís College, interrupted her college career to raise five
children, and graduated from St. Joseph College in East Chicago, Indiana,
with a degree in Sociology.
married in 1947 to Paul A. Demkovich, who preceded her in death.
She was a long-time
resident of Hammond, Indiana, Schererville, Indiana, and seasonally, Naples,
Florida. She retired from a career as a social worker for the state of
survived by five children: Richard Demkovich of Chesterton, Indiana, Kathryn
Momcilovich (Michael) of Schererville; Paul Demkovich (Sheila) of Naples,
Florida; Jack Demkovich (Tara) of Algonquin, Illinois; and Marcia Rex
(William) of Brownsburg, Indiana; 15 grandchildren: Alex Demkovich (Elise
Daxe) of Dune Acres; Mary Beckworth of Flagstaff, Arizona; Jason Momcilovich
of Phoenix, Arizona; Eric Momcilovich (Jackie) of Chicago; Bill Rex (Ashley)
of Indianapolis; Courtney and Stephanie Rex of Brownsburg; Allison, Sarah,
Christopher and Brad Demkovich of Algonquin, Illinois; Amanda, Kim, Melissa
and Jorie Demkovich of Naples, Florida; and nine great-grandchildren: Emma
and Abbey Beckworth, Dylan Demkovich, Nora and Olive Momcilovich, and Jake,
Lily and Charley Pullins.
Margaret was a
Master Gardener, a member and past president of the American Association of
University Women, and had been a member of both St. John Bosco and St.
Thomas More parishes in Hammond and Munster.
Visitation will be
held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Tuesday, December 15, at Burns-Kish Funeral
Home, 8415 Calumet, Avenue, Munster, followed by a Catholic service and
internment at Calumet Park Cemetery.
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