The Clergy, Executive Board, and Members of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church express condolences to the family of Mildred Erakovich. Memory eternal.

Mildred (nee Rigich) Erakovich, age 97 of Portage passed away at her home Saturday, March 19, 2016.

Mildred was born in Gary, IN and a lifelong member of St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church. A long dedicated member of its Ladies Auxiliary – Circle of Serbian Sisters “Kolo Sestara.”

Mildred is preceded in death by her husband Emil, daughter JoAnn Erakovich-Andonov, grandson Buck Snider.

She is survived by her four loving daughters; Cindy (John) Rongers, Debbie (Dan) Balcerak, Carol (Paul) Klein, Emily Erakovich; son-in-law Donche Adonov; beloved grandchildren, Jody (Harry) Rippe, Geoffrey Erakovich- Andonov, Jennifer (Aaron) Noel, Sara (Dave) Schultz, Daniel Balcerak, Spencer Klein, Rob (Carrie) Rongers, Ryan Rongers, Jeanne Balcerak, Julie (Chris) Smith; cherished great grandchildren¸Harry Jr and Jimmy Rippe, Antonio and Alex Noel, Allie Snider, Maddie and Kaylee Rongers, Hailee, Braden and Jase Schultz, Madilyn and Mallory Smith.

Visitation will take place Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, 7535 Taft St, Merrilville, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

A Pomen Service will be offered at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will take place Wednesday directly at 11:00 a.m. at St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 9191 Mississippi St, Merrillvile with V. Rev Marko Matic, officiating. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Harbor Lights Hospice, 1841 East Summit St, Crown Point, IN 46307 (219) 641-3221, or St Sava Serbian Circle of Sister “Kolo Sestara” 9191 Mississippi St, Merrillville, IN 46410.