Category: Merrillville Obituaries

Genevieve Bank

Genevieve Bank (nee Plesniak), 98, of Crown Point, IN passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2022. She is survived by her children; Karen, John (Roxie), late Robert (Ann), David (Sylvia), Laura, Lawrence (Lorraine), Elizabeth (Todd), Edward (Lisa), and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, John; parents, Andrew and Mary Plesniak; she was the last surviving of 13 siblings.
Friends are invited to visit with the family on Monday, May 16, 2022, from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (7535 Taft St., Merrillville, IN 46410). Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery. For more information, visit

Desse Crnoevich

Desse Crnoevich (née Chelovich)
Desse Crnoevich (née Chelovich), age 98, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2022.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Milan “Mickey” Crnoevich and
cherished son Michael “Butch” Crnoevich. She is survived by her devoted son Charles
(Marcia) Crnoevich, adored grandchildren Charles and Alexandra, and many dear
nieces, nephews, and kumovi.
Desse and Mickey operated the Glen Park Tavern for over thirty years and were lifelong
members of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church. Desse was also a lifelong member of
the Church’s Circle of Serbian Sisters and, in retirement, was the financial secretary of
the Church for twelve years. She was a champion bowler and an even better baker.
Her family especially enjoyed her Christmas cookies and her chocolate chiffon cake.
Desse lived a long, full life and will be missed.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at St. Sava Serbian
Orthodox Church. The funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. at St. Sava with the Very
Reverend Marko Matic officiating. The burial will follow at Calumet Park Cemetery. For
further information, please call Mileva at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, 219-736-5840.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Sava Serbian Orthodox

Naum Stefanoski

Naum Stefanoski
June 30, 1949 – April 18, 2022
It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our dear husband, father and dedo, Naum Stefanoski. Naum passed away peacefully with his cherished family by his side.
He will forever be missed by his wife and best friend of 51 years, Vasilka (nee Neloski) Stefanoski, his children Persa (Troy) Carpenter and Sandy (Nick) Korunovski and his adoring grandchildren Zach, Cole, Mila, Liam and Elle. He is predeceased by his parents Zivko and Cveta Stefanoski. He is survived by his brothers Dimitri(Elica)Stefanoski and Ilo(Mira)Stefanoski and sister Krstinka (Vasil) Bozinoski. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, family and friends here and in Macedonia.
Naum was born in Orovnik, Macedonia and immigrated to the US in 1970 for a better life for himself and his family. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral. Naum had a great sense of humor and would lend a helping hand to anyone when he could. He loved listening to his favorite Macedonian music but most of all, he loved his family.
Naum worked at Nortrak and retired after 40 years.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Lung Association.
Visitation will be held Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 11:30 am directly at S.S. Peter & Paul Macedonian Orthodox Church, 9660 Broadway, Crown Point, IN with Funeral Services beginning at 12:30pm, Father Georgij Gligorov and Father Aleksandar Mitrov officiating. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery. For further information please call Mileva or David at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel 219-736-5840

Angelica Mattull

Angelica Mattull, 43, of Merrillville, passed away on April 11, 2022. Angelica is survived by her husband, John Stofko; daughters Caroline Mattull, Gianna Reyna, Marietta Stofko; son-in-law Cameron Smith; brothers Martin Reynoso and Jesse Reynoso; sisters Regina Orr, Jessica Reynoso (Matos), Vanessa Baker, Christina Reynoso, Deanna Reynoso, Cecelia Reynoso, Cathlena Reynoso; four grandchildren Anaya, Nyomi, Nayelli, and Vincent Smith.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Jesse R. Reynoso and Victoria L. Mattull.
Angelica studied at Purdue University and Sawyer business school. She retired from work as a licensed real estate agent/realtor. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 19, 2022, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, 7535 Taft St., Merrillville, IN 46410.

Isabel Vega

Isabel Vega, 98, recently of Lake Station, peacefully passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2022. She is survived by her beloved children: Eneida Batista, William (Patty) Vega, Milta Negron, Nancy (Steve) Hively, Jesse (Carmen) Vega, Jeannette Gonzales, and daughter-in-law Olivia Vega; many, many cherished grandchildren and great grandchildren, loving extended family; and dear friends. She is preceded in death by her sons: Jose and Antonio Vega; and son-in-law, Victor Negron. Isabel was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be truly missed by all whose lives she touched.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 18, 2022 at 6:00 PM at the Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, (7535 Taft Street Merrillville, IN) with visitation from 3:00 until time of service. Interment and graveside service on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at Calumet Park Cemetery. Any friends and family wishing to attend the burial service is asked to line up at the funeral chapel at 10:30 Am in preparation for procession to the cemetery. For information, call (219) 736-5840.