Category: Merrillville Obituaries

Marco Kuyachich

Marco Kuyachich, age 66, of Crown Point, IN passed away on Oct 16, 2019 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago due to heart complications.

Marco graduated from Andrean High School-Class of 1971 and earned a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University. He attended the FBI academy and graduated from EVOC 1 and 2 (Emergency Vehicle Operation.) Continually improving his knowledge and skills, he attended numerous seminars and classes.

Margaret Alberta Obrenski

Margaret A. Obrenski (nee Hmurovic), 96, of Whiting and DeMotte, passed away October 15, 2019. She is survived by her two loving sons: James (Wendy) Obrenski of DeMotte, IN and Timothy (Kathy) Obrenski of Venice, CA; loving granddaughter, Brianna Obrenski of Demotte; brother, Albert (Pauline “Joan”) Murovic of Highland; many loving nieces and nephews and family pet, Tiger.

Stana Trikich

Stana(nee Krstic) Trikich, age 69, of Munster passed away on October 14th, 2019. She was born in Bijeljina, Republic Srspka on October 15, 1949 to Branko and Bosa Krstic. She was a devote member of St Sava Church and loved helping the Serbian Sister’s Circle in all events they held. She was loved by many at her church and will always be remembered for her tireless service.

Elena M. Zavacki

Elena Zavacki, age 61, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. She is survived by husband of 23 years, Jim Zavacki; son, Matthew J. Zavacki; stepchildren: Thomas Zavacki, Diana (Robert) Gordon and Kimberly Zavacki; grandchildren: Delilah, Kaitlynn, Anthony, Amelia and Piper; father, Frank Martinez; siblings: Patricia Clark, Mike Martinez and Martin Martinez

Marlon James

Marlon Patrick James, age 47, of Hobart, IN passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019.
He was born in Chicago, IL to Nancy James, and was lovingly raised by his mother LaRose Simpson and his grandmother (late) Cora James.

He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Lisa (Jazak) James, and children: Nick, Giana, and Deandre; grandmother: Dorothy Dickens; mother-in-law: Darlene Bradshaw; sister: Miyoshi Morris; brother: Travis Simpson; brother-in-law: Anthony Jazak; nieces: Paige, Violetta LaRose and Emma; nephews: Seandell, Rashed, and Rashod; uncles: Michael Rucker, Ray Marsh, Donald Jazak, and John Jazak; and aunts: LaVerna Rucker and Betty Johnson.

Friends and family are invited to visit on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 3:00 until time of service at 7:00 PM at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, 7535 Taft Street, Merrillville.

Kathryn Bokun

Kathryn Bokun (nee Macesich) passed away on October 5, 2019 at St Mary’s Hospital. She was born on July 24, 1929, in East Chicago, IN. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Vaso (Bill) Bokun; her sister: Ann (John) Cavallo, Betty (Ted) Zych, and Millie (Frank) Pieramico; and her brother: Mike (Jean) Macesich. She was also preceded in death by her niece Carol Janicki, and nephews Ted Zych Jr. and David Macesich.

Joseph Vessely III

Joseph Francis Vessely III passed away Thursday, October 3rd at St Mary’s Hospital in Hobart, IN. He was born on May 28, 1967 to Joseph Vessely Jr. and Rosemary Fanning in Gary, IN. He attended Mt Carmel High School in Chicago, was part of the state championship varsity hockey team in 1984 and graduated in 1985. He graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a degree in Advertising in 1988. He married Kristen Sixbury in 1995 and they enjoyed 24 years together.