Vasilka “Vasa” Packovski, age 80 of Crown Point, passed away surrounded by her family on Friday, August 19, 2022. She was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. Vasa was born in Lavci, Macedonia to the late Dimitrije and Fanija Ilievski. She immigrated to the United States in 1971 with her family and settled in Gary, Indiana. Vasa was a lifelong member of Sts. Peter and Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral. Through the years, she was employed at Arthur Winer Inc, Tradewinds, and most recently, Accusil/Parker Hannifin where she retired in 2012. She was most passionate about sewing & knitting, tending to her vegetable garden, and cooking & baking her traditional Macedonian dishes & pastries. Vasa was the happiest when spending time with her family, especially her three cherished grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Vasilka is survived by her loving husband of fifty years, Ilijja; her children – Ancha (Johnny) Sidorovski, Nancy Packovski, and Steve Packovski; her beloved grandchildren – Cecilia and Johnny Sidorovski, and Sophia Packovski; siblings – Boris (Dana) Ilievski, Liljana (Jovan) Ivanovic, Dana Tulevska, and Risto (Lila) Ilievski, and many special nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 24, 2022 from 9:30-11:00am at Sts. Peter and Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral, 9660 Broadway, Crown Point, Indiana. Funeral service will immediately follow at 11:00am. Interment at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Calumet Park Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. For further information please call Mileva or David at 219-736-5840