age 89 of Chesterton, passed away on May 1, 2017, at Symphony of Chesterton.
She was born on
March 1, 1928 in Gary, IN to Nick and Katie Wukich, both of whom preceded
her in death.
She is survived by
her brother, Dan (Wenonah) Wukich of Chesterton; grandson, Joseph (Sean)
Markovich of Valparaiso; step-son, Joseph (Remedios) Markovich of
Valparaiso; nieces: Kathy (Robert) Pierce of Ogden Dunes, Donna (Timothy)
Gallagher of Bristol, UK, Niki (John) Sakelaris of Porter; as well as many
great-nieces, nephews, and friends.
She is also
preceded in death by her husband, Charles Markovich on July 2, 2001, her
sister, Rosemary Rukavina, and brother-in-law Emil Rukavina.
Stella worked as a
teacher and librarian for forty-five years in the Gary School Corporation.
She was also an avid reader and belonged to many book clubs at the Methodist
Church and Westchester Public Library. She enjoyed spending time with her
nice group of neighbors in the 5th Street apartments in Chesterton and also
at the Duneland YMCA. She was a member of the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox
Church and a member of the Lake County Retired Teachers Association. She was
a great cook and loved traveling the world.
A Memorial Service
will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017, at 5 p.m. at The Spa Speakeasy, 333 N.
Mineral Springs Rd, Porter, IN, 46304.
may be given to: St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 9191 Mississippi St.,
Merrillville, IN, 46410; Westchester Public Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave.,
Chesterton, IN, 46304; or to the Duneland Family YMCA, 215 Roosevelt St.,
Chesterton, IN, 46304.
under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton.
Memories may be