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David Milosevich

Born: Fri., Mar. 3, 1933
Died: Tue., Sep. 29, 2020


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       David Milosevich, age 87 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on September 29, 2020. He was born on March 3, 1933 to Pantelÿn and Katarina (Varga) Milosevich, both of whom preceded him in death.

       He is survived by his loving daughters: Jenna (Robert) Martin of Valparaiso, IN, Noelle (Matthew) Biggs of Valparaiso, IN, and Lori Milan of Michigan; his adoring grandchildren: Rachel (Sterling) Sears of Chicago, IL, Lauren (Darryl) Yancy of Colorado Springs, CO, Felecia Martin of Chicago IL, Ethan (fiancé Sydney) Biggs of Lafayette, IN, Noah Biggs of Valparaiso, IN, Adam Biggs of Valparaiso, IN, and Patricia Biggs of Valparaiso, IN; his adoring great grandchildren: Twins Levi and Harper Yancy and baby Sterling Sears; and by his spouse, Patricia Milosevich of Valparaiso, IN.

       He was preceded in death by his brother, Pantelÿe Milosevich.

       David grew up in Gary and went to Tolleston School as a child then moved to Miller his freshman year and attended Wirt High School.  David graduated in 1951 having played 4 years of baseball and football.

       After high school he began a carpenter apprenticeship at US Steel until enlisting in the Navy in 1952 during the Korean War.

       David proudly served his country aboard the Princeton Aircraft Carrier as a Petty Officer 2nd class through 1956. Returning home, David finished his apprenticeship at US Steel and in 1959 went into business for himself establishing a very successful construction business, Milosevich Construction Co., Inc. David was highly respected and trusted for over 50 years in construction, residential and commercial, building all over Northwest Indiana. He also spent 20 years as a licensed Home Inspector and was often called upon for his expertise as an expert witness.

       David received his degree in business from Indiana University and was a student at the University of Chicago for many years where he studied philosophy and history. His breadth of knowledge in world history was second to none. Teaching would have been his first career choice had he to do it again.

       In 1978 he built and opened the Duneland Banquet Hall in Chesterton. Many wedding receptions, parties and gatherings filled the walls of the banquet hall on Broadway for many years.

       David retired in 2008.

       One of David’s hobbies was caring for and propagating his perennial gardens where he was always dividing and sharing his beautiful flowers with others. His flowers can be found in many Chesterton yards and gardens. His most challenging goal was designing bird feeders to deter the squirrels, but soon realized this was a goal he would never achieve, so he accepted defeat and welcomed the squirrels to stay.

       But reading was David’s true passion.  His study is filled with over 1000 books and is a testament to his love of reading. When visiting David you would find him in his study smoking his pipe and immersed in a book. 

       David had a gentle smile and a kind word for everyone. He is so sadly missed.

       His loving daughters, Jenna and Noelle, were at his side when he passed peacefully after a long, debilitating disease.

       Per his request and due to COVID-19 pandemic, no services will be held.

       Professional arrangements are entrusted to the White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.

       Memories may be shared at:   www.whitelovefuneralhome.com

 

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Linda Esserman
   Posted Fri October 02, 2020
I would like to express my sympathies to Mrs. Milosevich and the whole Milosevich family. I worked for Dave for 5 years in the middle to late 70’s as his secretary at Milosevich Construction Co. He was very good to me, the best boss ever and also a great human being. I have nothing but wonderful, fond memories of Dave (except his opera radio station which would get changed every time he walked out of the office) and his entire family. RIP Dave.

Vickie Larson
   Posted Fri October 02, 2020
So sorry to hear of Dave's passing. I lnew him from work, at the assessors office, and he once did some work for me. He was a lovely person and a skilled craftsman who will be missed by many.

Lee Lathrop
   Posted Sat October 03, 2020
To David, a very special guy- our sympathy to Patti and the girls
Lee & Jeanie

Norma Bennett
   Posted Fri October 09, 2020
So sorry to hear about David. He was our neighbor and friend for many years and will surely be missed. Our condolences to Patti and the girls.

Judith Peters
   Posted Tue October 13, 2020
To Dave's family--I am so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Over the course of many years he transformed our home to suit our needs in a very professional and lovely way. We so enjoyed hearing of the various classes he took and what he was learning. He surely would have make a wonderful teacher. I am thankful for his life and his expertise in so many things. Since my husband Howard passed away recently, I can sympathize with the burden you are bearing. God be with you all. Judith Peters

Helen & Richard Henderson
   Posted Wed October 14, 2020
Sending our love to all of you, take care
Helen & Rich

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