Author: Kevin Music

Mattie Boffo

Mattie Boffo, age 79, of Gary, IN, passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 23, 2020. She is survived by her children: Valerie Dimos-Watkins, Edward (Mindy) Boffo and Mattie Lyne (Edward King) Boffo; grandchildren: Heather, Junemarie, Michael, and Stephanie; great grandchildren: Casey, Jakob, Brooklyn, Hailey, Andrea, Autumn, Alexandrea, Aleasha, and Nathan. Mattie is also survived by her loving brothers, sisters, cousins, and dear friends.

Henry S. Fisher

Henry S. Fisher, age 82, passed away suddenly on the early morning of April 30, 2020. He left this world quietly with his best friend Foxy by his side. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Martha Faye Fisher, 2 daughters, Tammy G. Fisher of Cedar Lake, Indiana and Debbie (Roger) Hester of Killen, Alabama, and 1 son, David W. (Christine) Fisher of Valparaiso, Indiana. He also leaves behind 1 brother Bobby (Glenda) Fisher of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives and a slew of friends to remember him.

Mary Ann Ivankovich

Mary Ann Ivankovich, age 69 of Hobart, passed away on April 19, 2020 at home with her lvoing family at her beside. Mary Ann was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She was an excellent cook and baker who loved to share her talents at many family and friend gatherings. Many Ann was also a dedicated and caring Registered Nurse and her desire to help others carried on to her daughter and several grandchildren who have chosen healthcare careers in her footsteps.

Mary Ann is preceded in death by her parents William and Helen Skafish and her in-laws Bozidar & Mary Ivankovich.

She leaves behind to mourn her death, her husband of almost 26 years, Danny Ivankvich, daughter Jeanine (Brian) Davis, son Robert Kamizeles; grandchildren Andrew (Sarah Veronesi) Portlock, Noah Davis and Natalie Davis; three stepsons Danny (late Nicole) Ivankovich and children Lauren & Ryan, David (Milka) Ivankovich and son Viktor, Bozidar (Brooke) Ivankovich & children Danika and AJ; siblings William (late Kathy) Skafish, John (Judy) Skafish, Donna (Jim) Ward, and Robert Skafish.

Services were private. For further information please call Mileva or David at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (219) 736-5840 or

Spasija Petreska

Spasija “SSpasija “Spasa” Petreska age 69, of Evansville, formerly of Crown Point, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 15, 2020. She was a member of SS Peter & Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral.
She is survived by her two sons, daughter in laws and four grandchildren. Many relatives both here and in Macedonia.
Services will be held at SS Peter & Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery. For any further information contact Mileva or David at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (219) 736-5840 or

Dianne Marie Villanueva

Our mom was born June 23, 1968 in East Chicago, Indiana. Our mom’s parents were Helen Marie Tokoly (m. Sam Tokoly) and Robert Duvall (m. Beth Duvall). She has an older sister, Kathy Marie Maguire and a younger sister Janet Marie Caddell. In 1986 our mom graduated from Roosevelt High School in east Chicago. After that, she went to Purdue Calumet for engineering, like me.

Dusan Pejnovich

Dusan Pejnovich, aged 79 of Crown Point, passed away Monday, April 13, 2020. Dusan came to the United States in 1969 and immigrated to Gary, IN, where he was a member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church. Dusan was relocated to Philadelphia, PA in 1982 and was joined there by his family in 1987. He retired from Budd Company after 32 years of service in 2001 and moved to St. Petersburg with his beautiful wife, where they loved going to the beach daily and growing fruit in their own yard,

Vera Balovski

Vera Balovski, age 86 of Crown Point, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2020. Vera was born in Velgosti, Macedonia and immigrated to the USA in 1968 with her late husband Ilija and two children.

She loved sewing, cooking, baking, dancing and listening to music. The greatest loves of her life were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a life long member of Sts. Peter & Paul Macedonian Orthodox Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband Ilija, (1990), her parents Ivan and Blaguna Nastoski and three brothers: Spase Nastoski, Jordan Nastoski, and Marko Nastovich.

She is survived by her three children: Violetka (Tomislav) Kajmakoski, Kire Balovski, Riste Balovski, grandchildren: Tony Kajmakoski, Anita (George) Ilic, Susan (Drew) Huber and Lisa Baker; great-grandchildren: Ariana Ilic, Aurora and Arabella Huber, along with several family members here and in Macedonia.

Services were private. For any further information please call Mileva or David at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, 219-736-5840.

Julka Jovanovic

Mrs. Julka Jovanovic, age 86, of Kouts, IN, passed away peacefully, Thursday afternoon February 22, 2020, at her residence.
She was born June 15, 1933, in Bresnicic, Serbia a daughter of the late Cvetko and Zorka Djordevic.
Julka was preceded in death by her two brothers, Milovan Djordevic, Radoslav Djordevic, one sister, Ljubinka Savic and two son in laws, Larry Sandlin and Dragan Jovic.

David Tretter

David Tretter, age 61, of Lake Station, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Angie Tretter; two children; David Tretter and Shawna (Kevin) Urbanczyk; grandchildren, Samantha, Destinie, Serenitie, Cody, Devin, Austin, Dylin, Ayden, and Kyler; great-grand daughter, Adalynn; mother, Shirley Fusko; one brother and one sister; many nieces, nephews, dear friends and other family members.

Ann (nee Uzelac) Stark

Ann (nee Uzelac) Stark age 95, passed away peacefully, February 6, 2020. Ann was a lifelong area resident who retired from Burlington Coat Factory at age 91, after 30 years of service. She loved going to work every day. Ann really enjoyed spending time with her family, that was her favorite thing to do.