Author: Marcia Ochoa

Alekso Neskoski

Alekso Neskoski, age 80 of Merrillville, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020. He was born in Krivogastani, Macedonia and immigrated to the United States in 1972, where his wife followed thereafter. He was a member of S. S. Peter & Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral and a retired employee of Acme Steel in Riverdale, IL with several years of service.

Alekso is preceded in death by his parents, Spase & Gena Rikaloski; and three Brothers, +Rade (Anga) Rikaloski, +Drage (+Gorica) Rikaloski and +Stanko (Jagoda) Rikaloski.

He is survived by his loving wife Stefka; 5 adored children, Suzana Trpkoski, Valentina (+Rade) Stojanovski, Aneta Neskoska, Kate (Rolando) Ortega, Aleksandar Neskoski; his cherished grandchildren, Igor (Melissa) Trpkoski, Lence (Thomas) Sarafin, Ice Trpkoski, Jovan Stojanovski and Christopher Stojanovski; four great-grandchildren, sister Trajanka (Saka) Petruseski, and many cousins,and other family members. Alekso is also survived by his best friend and cousin, Boris (Cana) Papuckoski.

He loved spending time with family and friends. He was always there to help relatives and friends with household projects or whatever else people needed him for. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed.

Funeral Services will be privately held at S. S. Peter & Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral with Fathers Georgij Gligorov & Aleksandar Mitrov officiating. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery. For Further information please call Mileva or Dave at 219-736-5840.

Mica Krstevski

> Mica (Lalevich) Krstevski
> Mica (nee Lalevich) Krstevski, age 84 passed away peacefully at her residence on May 22, 2020. Mica was born September 20, 1935 in Rotino, Macedonia and left her homeland in 1957 with her husband and children Sylvia & Alex. She then moved to Sydney, Australia to be near her parents. Mica and her family lived there for four years until she immigrated with them to the Glen Park section of Gary, Indiana in 1961 where she had her third child, Mary in 1962. Mica was a Founding Member (with her spouse Dragan Krstevski) of Saint Peter & Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral and it’s Ladies Auxiliary. Mica Received the Saint Peter & Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral 50th Anniversary Outstanding Leadership and Service Award as a Past President of the Ladies Auxiliary.
> She was retired from the Anderson Company after several years of dedicated service. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker.
Mica was a loving, joyful, outgoing, caring mother and “Baba” who enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, as well as cooking, baking, crocheting and gardening.
> Mica is preceded in death by her husband Dragan Krstevski, daughter Mary Henderson, her parents Trajan and Tasa Lalevich and her sister Rosie Lalevich. She is survived by her loving children, daughter Sylvia Henderson, son Dr Alex Kristevski, former daughter in law Norma Kristevski; grandson, Dr Adam (Collette) Kristevski and son Sebastian, granddaughters Ashely (Erik) Etter and daughter Noelle, Adrienne Kristevski and Natalie (Daniel) DeVries; nephew Dr Lazo (Lydia) Krstevski & family, niece Vesna (Henry) Ruiz & family. She will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her.
> Funeral Services will be Friday, May 29, 2020 at S.S. Peter & Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral, 9660 Broadway, Crown Point at 11 am, with Fr Georgij Gligorov & Fr Alexandar Mitrov officiating. There will be a visitation service at the church, one hour prior to the funeral beginning at 10am. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery. For further information please call Mileva or David at (219) 736-5840 or

Nancy Johnson

Nancy Shinkle Johnson
May 20, 2020

Nancy Johnson , age 78, of Merrillville, IN passed away at her residence at TownCentre on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. She is survived by sister: Judith Karantonis; brother-in-laws: Harold Johnson (Joyce) and Jim Randle (Minnie); niece: Kathy Feeler and Nephew: James Johnson (Sheryl) which was a large part of her life. Thanks to Joyce Johnson for her caregiving of her affairs since her husband’s death

Preceded in death by her husband, Donald Johnson, parents: William and Nora Shinkle and sister, Rosemary Steele. Nancy was a graduate from Calumet High School, Griffith, Indiana. She enjoyed being with the Johnson’ children

Graveside services will be held in Friday, May 29 at calumet park.

Henry Imboden

Henry Imboden, age 85, died at Sebo Nursing Home on May 17. He is survived by daughter Cynthia (Bryan) Carl, brother Jerold (Janet) Imboden, sister-in-law Marilyn (Donald) Imboden, and many nieces and nephews. Henry was preceded in death by parents Clyde and Eleanor Imboden, wife Barbara, son Steven, daughter Michele, and brothers Donald and Roy (Henrietta deceased). Henry graduated from Lew Wallace High School and Valparaiso Technical Institute. He was employed by U.S. Steel Sheet and Tin Mill Utilities (Operation Services) Dept. for 44 years.
Henry was very athletic, participating in High School football, basketball, and baseball teams. He played on several local city league baseball and basketball teams. He was an avid Cub and Bulls fan. He loved bowling and traveled with his bowling buddies to many tournaments, as well as bowling in local leagues.
He and his family enjoyed many trips to Las Vegas. After retiring Henry loved going to the “boats” (local casinos) where he would spend many hours trying to outwit the machines. He was a regular at Four Winds and made many friends there.
He was a loving father who would absolutely do anything for his family. He faithfully cared for his daughter Michele for many years before her passing.
Henry will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Eurie Jarvis

Eurie Jarvis passed away April 20, 2020 at the age of 95. He was born in Kentucky, and later moved to Northwest Indiana with his wife Lucille, who preceded him in death. He was a decorated Army Veteran, and after his time in the service he worked as a coal truck driver. He later became an auto mechanic, then finally retired from LTV Steel as a crane operator. When he wasn’t working, he liked watching the Chicago Cubs on TV and spending time in his yard. Eurie came from a large family which included many brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and their families, two sons and daughters-in-law, three grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, and three poodles. He was a memorable soul who will be deeply missed.

Helen Volan

Helen Volan passed away on Monday, April 20, 2020, at St. Anthony’s Home in Crown Point, Indiana, at the age of 86. She died peacefully in her sleep a few minutes after midnight, making Easter Sunday her last full day on earth.

She was born Helen Voukidou in Corinth, Greece on September 6, 1933. The second of four siblings, she grew up in the Peloponnese near Sparta, enduring the Nazi occupation of Greece, and then the depredations of the Greek Civil War. An inability to find work after high school led her to the United States for higher education in 1954; after graduating from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois in 1958, she moved to New York City to work as a bank teller.