age 87 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on September 29, 2020.
He was born on
March 3, 1933, to PantelØn and Katarina (Varga) Milosevich, both of whom
preceded him in death.
He is survived by
his loving daughters: Jenna (Robert) Martin of Valparaiso, IN, Noelle
(Matthew) Biggs of Valparaiso, IN, and Lori Milan of Michigan; his adoring
grandchildren: Rachel (Sterling) Sears of Chicago, IL, Lauren (Darryl) Yancy
of Colorado Springs, CO, Felecia Martin of Chicago IL, Ethan (fiancŽ Sydney)
Biggs of Lafayette, IN, Noah Biggs of Valparaiso, IN, Adam Biggs of
Valparaiso, IN, and Patricia Biggs of Valparaiso, IN; his adoring
great-grandchildren: Twins Levi and Harper Yancy and baby Sterling Sears;
and by his spouse, Patricia Milosevich of Valparaiso, IN.
He was preceded in
death by his brother, PantelØe Milosevich.
David grew up in
Gary and went to Tolleston School as a child then moved to Miller his
freshman year and attended Wirt High School. David graduated in 1951 having
played 4 years of baseball and football. After high school he began a
carpenter apprenticeship at US Steel until enlisting in the Navy in 1952
during the Korean War.
served his country aboard the Princeton Aircraft Carrier as a Petty Officer
2nd class through 1956. Returning home, David finished his apprenticeship at
US Steel and in 1959 went into business for himself establishing a very
successful construction business, Milosevich Construction Co., Inc. David
was highly respected and trusted for over 50 years in construction,
residential and commercial, building all over Northwest Indiana. He also
spent 20 years as a licensed Home Inspector and was often called upon for
his expertise as an expert witness.
David received his
degree in business from Indiana University and was a student at the
University of Chicago for many years where he studied philosophy and
history. His breadth of knowledge in world history was second to none.
Teaching would have been his first career choice had he to do it again.
In 1978 he built
and opened the Duneland Banquet Hall in Chesterton. Many wedding receptions,
parties and gatherings filled the walls of the banquet hall on Broadway for
David retired in
2008. One of David’s hobbies was caring for and propagating his perennial
gardens where he was always dividing and sharing his beautiful flowers with
others. His flowers can be found in many Chesterton yards and gardens. His
most challenging goal was designing bird feeders to deter the squirrels, but
soon realized this was a goal he would never achieve, so he accepted defeat
and welcomed the squirrels to stay.
But reading was
David’s true passion. His study is filled with over 1,000 books and is a
testament to his love of reading. When visiting David you would find him in
his study smoking his pipe and immersed in a book.
David had a gentle
smile and a kind word for everyone. He is so sadly missed.
daughters, Jenna and Noelle, were at his side when he passed peacefully
after a long, debilitating disease.
Per his request and
due to COVID-19 pandemic, no services will be held.
arrangements are entrusted to the White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.
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