REMEMBERING

Svetolik, “Steve”, Jasnic

1940

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2024

Svetolik, “Steve”, Jasnic, 84, of Crown Point, IN passed away on Friday, June 21, 2024. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Ivanka “Evonne” (nee Lackovic-Pekovic); son, Branko (Mirjana), daughter, Milena (Nathan) Lawyer; grandchildren, Kristina, Madeline, Sofia and Jack; sister, Stamenka Ristic; brother-in-laws, Ilija (Stojana) Lackovic, Dragan (+Milanka) Jokic; numerous Kumovi, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vukoje and Miladija “Mica”.

Steve was born in Kratina-Lešak, Kosovo on April 16, 1940. After World War II, he and his mother, Miladija, immigrated to the U.S. and were reunited with his father, Vukoje, in January 1955. He attended Horace Mann and Emerson High Schools. After high school, Steve joined the United States Army where he served for four years. In 1966, Steve met the love of his life while participating in his church choir at St. Elijah. He and Ivanka married on June 3, 1967 and soon after began a family of their own. Steve worked at U.S Steel for 35 years until he retired in 1994. Additionally, he was a founding member of St. Elijah Serbian Church and Hall as well as a member of the SNF Lodge 170.

In 1994, he and his wife took an extended vacation out West where they instantly fell in love with the landscape and topography as it reminded Steve of his homeland of Kosovo. Arizona became their home away from home where he lived the best years of his life. There he became an avid hiker and belonged to many clubs and served as a guide. Steve also had a love of soccer and football, and he spent countless hours gardening. In addition to his many talents, his grace on the dance floor to Serbian kolos was unparalleled.

He was a hard-working family man who had a tenacity for perfection in everything he did. He was proud of each one of his grandchildren and had a special bond whether it be sitting in his infamous spot on the couch watching “Tom and Jerry” cartoons or Westerns with Kristina and Sofia while pointing to their bare feet as a reminder to put some socks on, taking road trips with Maddie and Jack, teaching how to drop kick a soccer ball, or catching a Cubs pre-season game. He was loved and respected by all who knew him.

Visitation will be on Sunday, June 23, 2024 from 3:00-7:00 pm at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, 7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN. Funeral service will be on Monday at 10:00 am at St.Elijah Serbian Orthodox Cathedral with Very Reverend Father Novakovich officiating. Interment will be at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville , IN.

For more information, call David or Mileva at 219-736-5840

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Momcilo & Vojka Kovljenic (Ivankovic)
Momcilo & Vojka Kovljenic (Ivankovic)
21 days ago

On behalf of Momcilo & Vojka Kovljenic (Ivankovic) we would like to express our deepest condolences to Ivanka, Branko, Milena  as well as the entire Jasnic family, kumovi, and friends. Our prayers and love are with your family during this difficult time. May the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all give you comfort and strength and His name be praised forever. Vecnaja Pamjat Bog nek mu Dusu prosti, Neka Svevisnji podari rajsko naselje – Familiji iskreno saucesce.  Memory Eternal https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/15.0.3/svg/2626.svg https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/15.0.3/svg/2626.svg https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/15.0.3/svg/2626.svg  

GORDANA CEKARMIS
GORDANA CEKARMIS
21 days ago

Our deepest condolences to you, Ivanka, and the family. Reading his obituary brings back so many memories especially the dancing. I remember when +Steve, +Miso and Danny would lead so many kolos at our dances & people were in awe of their dancing. Being in your wedding was so much fun. We will always remember his kind face & his humor. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Visitation Details

Venue:

Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

Date:

Sunday, June 23, 2024

Time:

3:00 PM

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7:00 PM

Note:

No additional visitation notes.

Service Details

Venue:

St.Elijah Serbian Orthodox Cathedral

Date:

Monday, June 24, 2024

Time:

10:00 AM

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N/A

Officiator:

Very Reverend Father Novakovich

Note:

No additional service notes.

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