Desanka “Daisy” Wuletich – Memory Eternal ✝ Vjecnaja Pamjat

Desanka "Daisy" Wuletich

Desanka “Daisy” Wuletich

The Clergy, Executive Board, and Members of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church express condolences to the family of Desanka “Daisy” Wuletich. Memory eternal.

Desanka “Daisy” Wuletich (May 8, 1918 – December 31, 2015) of Merrillville, born on May 8, 1918 in Gary, IN to John and Cveta Gerun Wuletich and known to her extended family as “Aunt Daisy,” passed peacefully away on December 31, 2015.

Throughout her life, Aunt Daisy held dear her faith and devotion to St. Sava Orthodox Church where, following her work at the Cloverleaf Dairy Company, she served as Church Secretary and where, over the course of her life, she sang in the Choir, taught Sunday School, was a member of the Serbian Sisters Kolo and carried on the work of her father, John Wuletich, who was instrumental in founding St. Sava’s in 1913.

As with her faith, Aunt Daisy’s love of and devotion to family was absolute. Likewise, her appetite for knowledge, which blossomed at Indiana University where she was one of the first women to study astronomy, was an enduring passion in her life.

Aunt Daisy’s devotion to community was just as strong; she was a member of the Srbijka Club and the Serbian Republican Club, and she offered her services as a translator for Serbian refugees in the 1950s.

Daisy was preceded in death by her parents; by her siblings Bronko, Rudy, Violet “Fid” and Sam; and by her nephews, Tommy, Randy and Doug. She is survived by her brother-in-law, Michael C. Masters; her nieces and nephews: Jim Wuletich (Terry); Ann Krimmel; Teri LaJone (Jay); Sandy Funk (Jack); Ross “Gary” Wuletich (Brenda); John Masters (Jennifer); and Barbara Riley. In addition, are many grandnieces and grandnephews and great-grandnieces, all of whom will remember with love a woman of extraordinary curiosity, intellect, generosity, spirit and grace.

Friends are invited to meet with Daisy’s family between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 4, 2016 at Burns Funeral Home, 10101 Broadway, Crown Point. The Pomen will take place at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral services will take place at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 9191 Mississippi St, Merrillville, IN 46410; interment will follow at the Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Sava Church.

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