August 3, 2021
Vera Elich, age 88 of Crown point Indiana passed away peacefully in her home with family on August 3, 2021. Vera was born in Bitola Macedonia August 27, 1932. Vera married the love of her life Tomislav Elich in 1954 and the family migrated to Gary Indiana in 1959.
Vera was a seamstress and her first jobs in the US were Joyce Sportswear in Gary Indiana, Arthur Winer and Andersen Company where she retired after many dedicated years.
Vera enjoyed and cherished her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Tome and Vera had many friends and held their doors and hearts open for all. We will always remember the baking and cooking which was fantastic the joyous gatherings which were many and the memories which are eternal.
Vera is survived by her two children Kiki (Bob) Wahlman Merrillville In, Tom ( Sheila) Elich Goshen IN; five grandchildren Angela ( Justin) Marcinkewicz Crown Point IN, Cindy (Chas) Reilly Lowell IN Rob (Melissa )Wahlman Schererville IN, Jacob and Liz Elich New York NY, Madison Elich Indianapolis IN; five great grandchildren, Addison and Mason Marcinkewicz, Charlotte and CaryReilly and Logan Wahlman. Her sister Nada ( Nicko) Zdravko Largo FL, brother Peter (Bojanka)Petrov Bitola Macedonia, sister-in-law Radka Poscic Rijeka Croatia, sister-in-law Darinka Elich Crown point IN;
Nieces and nephews. Elizabeth Elich of Hickory NC, Florence (Joseph) Mooso Valparaiso IN, Tony (Liz) Elich of Naperville IL,Tyrone (Angie)Zdravko Clearwater FL, Sonja (Doug) Chamberlain Toronto ON, Lydia (John) Hartley Brooklin ON, Lili (Gordon) Blagojvich Rijeka Croats, Zvonce (Sanja) Poscic Rijeka Croatia and many great nephews and nieces
Vera was preceded in death by her beloved husband Tome Elich ,mother Gurgja (Vasilina) father Terpe Petrov, brothers Boris Petrov and Mendo Petrov,brother-in-law Vladimir Elich and brother-in-law Zvonko Poscic and mother in law Velika Elich.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 11am SS Peter and Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral, 9660 Broadway, Crown Point. Father Georgij Gligorov and Father Aleksandar Mitrov Officiating. Visitation will be from 10-11am. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery. For further information please call Dave or Mileva at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel 219-736-5840.
August 12. 2021
SS Peter and Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral
Crown Point, IN 46307