Karavilka Petrovich, of Valparaiso, Ind., passed away Saturday, March 9,
2013, peacefully with her family by her side.
She was born on June 15, 1902 in Rotino, Macedonia (former Yugoslavia) to
parents Jordan and Kalina Stojanovich.
Karavilka came to America with her children in 1936 to be with her husband,
Spero Petrovich, settling in Gary, Indiana. She was proud to become an
Karavilka was preceded in death by her husband Spero Petrovich, son Vladimir
Petrovich, parents Jordan and Kalina Stojanovich, brother Eftin (Elinka)
Stojanovich, and sister Vlorinka.
She is survived by her daughter Donna (Theordore) Erceg; granddaughters,
Lauren (James) Thorstad, Susan (George) Eberhardt, and Joann (Thomas) Meyer;
great-grandchildren, Nicholas Mandich, Natalie (Nathan) Griffin, Thomas
Thorstad and Audrey Temple, Andrew Thorstad, Henry Meyer, Martin Meyer;
great-great grandsons Troy, Samuel and Joseph; Godchild Demetra (Jesse)
Reithal; loving nieces Verka Simonovski and family, Milka Saricos and
family, and the family of the late Trajanka Nicolich.
Mrs. Petrovich was a founding member of SS Peter & Paul Macedonian Orthodox
Church and Ladies Auxiliary. Her greatest joy was her family and spending
time with her many friends, treating them all with her cooking and baking.
She was an excellent gardener and enjoyed embroidering. She was known to
everyone as Grandma Petrovich, a loving Mom, Grandma or just Baba. She will
be remembered and dearly missed.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 10 a.m., directly at
SS Peter & Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral, 9700 Broadway, Crown Point,
Ind., with the Very Rev. Tome Stamatov officiating. Interment will be at
Calumet Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Tuesday at Burns Funeral Home, 10101 Broadway, Crown
Point, Ind., from 2 to 8 p.m. with a Pomen Service at 7 p.m. In lieu of
flowers please make memorial contributions to a favorite charity.
For further information please call Savich & Semplinski Directors at Burns
Funeral Home (219) 769-0044.