Wuletich, of Merrillville, born on May 8, 1918 in Gary, IN to John and Cveta
Gerun Wuletich and known to her extended family as “Aunt Daisy,” passed
peacefully away on December 31, 2015.
life, Aunt Daisy held dear her faith and devotion to St. Sava Orthodox
Church where, following her work at the Cloverleaf Dairy Company, she served
as Church Secretary and where, over the course of her life, she sang in the
Choir, taught Sunday School, was a member of the Serbian Sisters Kolo and
carried on the work of her father, John Wuletich, who was instrumental in
founding St. Sava’s in 1913.
As with her faith,
Aunt Daisy’s love of and devotion to family was absolute. Likewise, her
appetite for knowledge, which blossomed at Indiana University where she was
one of the first women to study astronomy, was an enduring passion in her
devotion to community was just as strong; she was a member of the Srbijka
Club and the Serbian Republican Club, and she offered her services as a
translator for Serbian refugees in the 1950s.
Daisy was preceded
in death by her parents; by her siblings Bronko, Rudy, Violet “Fid” and Sam;
and by her nephews, Tommy, Randy and Doug. She is survived by her
brother-in-law, Michael C. Masters; her nieces and nephews: Jim Wuletich
(Terry); Ann Krimmel; Teri LaJone (Jay); Sandy Funk (Jack); Ross “Gary”
Wuletich (Brenda); John Masters (Jennifer); and Barbara Riley. In addition,
are many grandnieces and grandnephews and great-grandnieces, all of whom
will remember with love a woman of extraordinary curiosity, intellect,
generosity, spirit and grace.
Friends are invited
to meet with Daisy’s family between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 4,
2016, at Burns Funeral Home, 10101 Broadway, Crown Point. The Pomen will
take place at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 9191
Mississippi St., Merrillville, IN 46410; interment will follow at the
Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville.
In lieu of flowers,
the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Sava Church.