Mijo Dukic, age 79, of Merrillville, passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 3, 2019. He was born in Nuglasice, Bosansko Grahovo, Bosna (former Yugoslavia). Mijo immigrated to the U.S. and settled in Gary, IN in 1964. Mijo was a lifelong member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, Movement of Serbian Chetniks-“RavanaGora” and a supporting member of the Serbian Singing Soriety Karageorge. Mijo retired from the Budd Co. in Gary, IN. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mara (Rajkovich); his dear son, Ilija; siblings, Ilija, Stana, Jovan, Simo, and his dear cousin Dusan Djukic who passed one day before on Janurary 2, 2019. Mijo is survived by his son, Vojislav Dukic; daughter, Joka (Triva) Garcev and his treasured grandson Petar (Pero) Garcev; two sisters, Djuka Sormaz and Gospova Trninic; many nieces and nephews both here and abroad; many other relatives, kumovi and friends. Visitation will be held at CALUMET PARK FUNERAL CHAPEL, 7535 Taft St., Merrillville, IN on Monday, January 7, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a Pomen Service at 7:30 PM, V. Rev. Marko Matic officiating. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 DIRECTLY at St. Sava Church, 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, IN. Interment at Gracanica Serbian Cemetery, Third Lake, Illinois. For further information please contact Mileva or Dave at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, 219-736-5840.
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