REMEMBERING

Draga Spiru

1935

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2023

Draga Spiru, age 88 of Crown Point, IN passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on June 9, 2023.

Born in Ljubojno, Macedonia on February 21, 1935, to parents Bonco and Spasa Fotevski. As a young wife and mother, Draga immigrated to the United States with her husband and children on April 28, 1966, settling in Northwest Indiana.

She was a lifelong member of SS Peter & Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral. Draga was a dedicated employee at St Mary Medical Center in Hobart with 25 years of service in the Surgery Department prior to her retirement.

Draga loved to garden, and her smile was known to everyone. She loved to travel. She adored her family and especially all of her grandchildren, who she helped raise. Her family meant everything to her. She loved baking and was also  known for her “baba bread”.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years Nikola Spiru; her parents Bonco and Spasa; brothers Metodija and Nikola; brother-in-law Todor, and her sister-in-law Milica.

Draga is survived by her three loving children; two daughters, Nada (Anastas) Mukoski, Jennifer (Alexander) Lopez, and her son, Louie Spiru; 6 beloved grandchildren, Kristian (Maria) Mukoski, Stefan (Bojana) Mukoski, Alexis (Christian) Stallard, Nicholas Spiru, Lauren Spiru and Blake Lopez; her one adored great-grandchild Gabriella Grace Stallard; and many other nieces, nephews and family members throughout America, Australia and Macedonia.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 17, 2023, at 10:15am at SS Peter and Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral, 9660 Broadway, Crown Point, IN with a visitation beginning at 9am. Rev Georgij Gligorov and Rev Aleksandar Mitrov officiating. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery. For further information please call Mileva or David at 219-736-5840. May her memory be eternal!

 

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Joan Polk
Joan Polk
11 months ago

My first memory of her was when my son and her grandson, Blake, used to play. My son was a picky eater but if ‘Blake’s grandma’ made something, my son would suddenly love it. I knew it was a grandma’s love that made the food better. May she rest in peace.

Kimberly Howard
Kimberly Howard
11 months ago

My prayers are with you and your family. I pray that our GOD give you all strength right now. May she rest in peace.

Kostandina Gavazova
Kostandina Gavazova
11 months ago

My deepest Condolences to my Aunty’s Draga family.May she rest in peace 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

Visitation Details

Venue:

SS Peter & Paul Macedonian Orthodox Church

Date:

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Time:

9:00 AM

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10:00 AM

Note:

No additional visitation notes.

Service Details

Venue:

SS Peter & Paul Macedonian Orthodox Church

Date:

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Time:

10:15 AM

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N/A

Officiator:

Rev. Georgij Gligorov & Rev. Aleksandar Mitrov

Note:

No additional service notes.

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