Vesa (Galić) Wolanyk, age 88 of Griffith passed away peacefully at home on July 1, 2023 with her family by her side.
Vesa was born April 25, 1935 in Donje Peulje, Bosnia to parents Dušan & Jela Galić. She came to the U.S. in 1967 to have a better life to be with her uncles, aunts, cousins & family. In 1974 she married Dmytro Wolanyk. She had her only daughter in 1976 Tamara Jelena.
Vesa was a member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church and it’s Circle of Serbian Sisters. She worked at St. Mary Medical Center Hospital in Hobart for 9 years in the Dietary department.
She was preceded in death by husband Dmytro Wolanyk in 2008, parents Dušan & Jela Galić, sister Milica Ačamović and brothers Slavko & Dravko Galić.
She is survived by her loving daughter Tamara Jelena (James) Papenleur; one sister Milica Ajduković; one brother Miloš Galić both from Serbia and many loving family, friends kumovi, throughout U.S., Canada & Europe
She enjoyed helping at her St Sava Serb Fest in the bakery and folklore festivals, and she will be well remembered for her many years of dedication to her church. She enjoyed being a “True” historian of “Selo” stories drinking coffee with her family, friends & Kumovi.
Vesa loved watching “Friends ” TV show, Wheel of Fortune, doing cross words, enjoying her coffee candy & lastly NBA basketball.
She was a sister, a Kuma, a Tetka, a friend, a strong Bosanka & the “Best” mama with a “heart of gold” that anyone could ask for.
Vesa is survived by her loving daughter Tamara Jelena (Son in law James Papenleur), one sister Milica Ajduković and one brother Miloš Galić both from Serbia many cousins, kumovi & family throughout U.S., Canada & Europe
Our wounded Mother bird may you fly away into the heavens and meet your other loved ones. Vječnaja Pamjat Memory Eternal
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 8, 2023 at St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 9191 Mississippi St, Merrillville with a visitation from 8:30 am to 9:00 am and Funeral beginning at 9am, V. Rev Aleksandar Novakovic officiating. Interment New Grancanica Monastery Cemetery 35240 W. Grant Ave, Lake Villa, Il 60046. May her memory be Eternal Vecnaja Pamjat! For further information please call Mileva or Dave at Caluemt Park Funeral Chapel 219-736-5840.