Radjoka “Ruth” Radjen (nee Pujo), age 89 passed away December 2, 2022. Radojka was born in Gary, Indiana to Milosh and Bosiljka (Miskin) Pujo on August 15, 1933. She was a life long member of St Elijah Serbian Orthodox Cathedral and very active in their Kolo Sestara – Sisters Circle. She was also well known for her activity with the Movement of Serbian Chetniks Sisters Auxilliary -Cetnicko Kolo Sestara. She was a happy person who loved to cook and she loved helping people. Her greatest joy was her family.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Milan; son Nicky; daughters Marija (Seka) and Angela; son-in-law John Soria; granddaughter Dempsey; parents Milosh & Bosiljka; siblings, Joan Springer, Radomer Pujo, Radmila Jackovich, and Donald Pujo.
She is survived by her loving daughter Beba (Stevo) Matijevic; beloved grandchildren, Donna (Chris), Natalia (Leonard), Bato, Joey, Michael, Drazen (Daniela), and Steven; cherished great grandchildren and great-great grandchild; and her siblings Anica “Ann Marie”, Angela Rujevcan and Ned Pujo; many other nieces, nephews, Kumovi, family members and devoted friends who will miss her dearly.
Visitation will be held Thursday, December 8, 2022 at St Elijah Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, 8700 Taft St, Merrillville beginning at 9am. Funeral Services will follow the visitation and start at 10am with V. Rev Aleksandar Novakovic officiating. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery. For further information please call Mileva or David at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, 219-736-5840. Vecnaja Pamjat.
Mrs. Ruth was a very nice lady. Our condolences to her family. Vjecnaja Pamjat. Rada Urukalo Jacoby
Loved visiting with her at her residence and in the nursing home. Her stories captivated my heart and her humor will always be with me. Rest In Peace dear radojka. Embrace your dear Nicky and daughters. Especially your Milan. Vjecnaja pamjat!
My thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs. Radjen’s family. She was always a welcome face and I always remember big ol’ wet kisses! Such a wonderful woman that I was lucky enough to know in my childhood. She was a dear friend of the family and all who knew her. Last time I saw her was at least 15-20 years ago… None the less her love still lives in my heart.
Will always be remembered
I can not remember a Slava without Mrs. Rajen, she always gave us great hugs and I’d listen to her stories while I layed against my grandpa’s leg. As I grew this did not change. Great memories, stories, many laughs, and never anything but a smile adorning her face. I know she’ll have a good time seeing everyone that went before.