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David Milosevich passes away at age 87

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David Milosevich, 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.

David proudly 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 many years.

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.

His loving 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.

Professional arrangements are entrusted to the White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.

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Posted 10/9/2020









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