MARILYN (SUTICH) ZOBENICAMarilyn (Sutich) Zobenica, 91, Bovey, Minn. died on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.
Marilyn (Sutich) Zobenica, 91, Bovey, Minn., died on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. She suffered a coronary event in her sleep, at home, peacefully, in her own bed.
She was born in Mt. Iron, Minn., on Sept. 1, 1921 to John and Lucille (Crnkovich) Sutich. She grew up in Nashwauk, Minn.
She married Milan I. Zobenica on Sept. 10, 1939 in St. Vasilije of Ostrog Serbian Orthodox Church, Chisholm, Minn.
They lived their entire adult lives in Bovey. Milan was a Master Plumber and Master Steamfitter and they built, owned, and operated Itasca Plumbing, Heating and Septic Tank Service until Milan's death in 1987.
They were active in the civic life of Bovey and managed the Bovey City Band for many years. In 2006, she was the Grand Marshal of the Farmer's Day Parade.
Marilyn was a member of the Bovey-Coleraine-Lawrence Lake circle of Serbian Sisters, the Serbian "mini-choir", and the local chapter of Eastern Star.
She held dear her memories of several visits to the former Yugoslavia. She was a gracious hostess to family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lucille Sutich; husband, Milan "Soup"; sisters Arlene "Neena" Kochar, and Margaret "Peggy" Stupar; brothers Andrew (Maxine) and Anthony (Adelyne) Sutich, and Robert Kochar; step-father Nick Kochar; step-father Mike Kanola; her Zobenica in-laws Isaac and Anica (Dimich) Zobenica; Mildred (Bill) Anderson, Priscilla (Nick) Simunovich, Dora (Leroy) Johnson, Viola (Joe) Cyronek, Danica Zobenica; sister-in-law June Sutich; and special friend John Kuriatnyk.
She is survived by daughter Luanne Zobenica, Cloquet; sons Dr. Ronald (Jean), Mountain Iron, Pete (Heather), Woodland Park, Colo., Dan (Holly), Sahuarita, Ariz.; grandchildren Haidee Zobenica, Jon (Paige) Zobenica, Kurt (Candace) Zobenica, Bryan Zobenica, Alexandra (Jeremy) Fairaizl, Dr. Nina (Zach) Moore; step-grandchildren Stephanie (Drew Dolan) Hegstrom, Cathy (Mark) Fasching, and Ken Johnson; great-grandchildren Isaac, Harrison, Milan, Lucas, Reid, Gabriella Marilyn, and her "four blondes" Lizzy, Megan, Allie and Paige; former daughter-in-law Sandy Orth; former son-in-law Ken (Wendy) Brown; brother Edward Sutich; sister-in-law Ginny Kochar; brother-in-law Nick (Dessie) Zobenica and Peter Stupar; her exchange student "grandkids" Gry Brandser, Norway, Kari Kaunismaki, Finland, Shinobu Takahashi, Japan, Louise Fitz, Australia; numerous nieces and nephews; and kumovi, the Dimich, Travica, and Jakovich families.
SERVICE: 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013 in Peterson Funeral Home, Coleraine, with a visitation from 6-8 p.m. and 7 pomen service on Friday March 8, 2013 with Fr. Radomir Plavsic, officiant. Liturgical responses will be sung by a composite choir composed of Chisholm, Hibbing and Duluth singers under the direction of Sherri Majkich Brock.
She will be laid to rest among family and friends at Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine.
May her memory be eternal. Vjecnaja pamjat.
Sign the guestbook (1 comment)
Comments posted on this page do not reflect opinions of Forum Communications Company. Forum Communications Company does not endorse and is not responsible for any statement, opinion, advice given or made. All replies are subject to approval and must follow Forum Communications Company guidelines concerning statements of libel, personal attacks or defamation of character. Replies in the "Talk About It" section that criticize a person by name may not be posted, unless that person is openly involved in a public issue. Comments written in all capital letters or bold print will not be considered for inclusion in the forum.