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Memorial Service Friday for Stella Markovich

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Stella Markovich, 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.

Memorial donations 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.

Arrangements are under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton.

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Posted 6/7/2017




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