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Michael "Milan" Medich

Born: Thu., Aug. 5, 1943
Died: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 09, 2018
Location: St. Peter & Paul Serbian Orthodox Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Nov. 10, 2018
Location: St. Peter & Paul Serbian Orthodox Church

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 Michael "Milan" Medich, 75, of South Bend, passed away Monday, November 5, 2018 at 6:18 A.M., after an extended illness at Sprenger Health Care in Mishawaka.

  Milan was born in Indianapolis, IN to the late Michael L. and Mildred S. (Soloman) Medich. He moved to South Bend at the age of 3.

 Milan was a graduate of James Whitcomb Riley High School and earned his teaching degree from Bethel College.

 He taught in the South Bend Community School Corporation for a number of years then ventured into the restaurant business. He owned and operated Tom's Restaurant in downtown South Bend and Morrow's Restaurant in Mishawaka respectfully. 

He returned to the South Bend Community School Corporation again in 1998 until his retirement in 2012.

  Milan married Donna W. Wuchenich on October 25, 1970, in South Bend at St. Peter & Paul Serbian Orthodox Church. They shared 43 wonderful years together. 

Milan was preceded in death by Donna on May 17, 2013, his son, Jovan S. Medich on September 26, 2009 and his brother, Steven P. Medich on March 20, 2008.

  Milan is survived by his loving daughter, Danica M. Medich and his devoted grandchildren, Evan M. and Milena A. Sadewasser of South Bend, the light and life of Milan's life, as well and many extended family, friends and kumovi.

  Milan devoted most of his life to the St. Peter & Paul Serbian Orthodox Church where he served many terms as president and vice president of the church as well as the church choir director for over 50 years. Milan played in a Tamburitzan Orchestra for more than 60 years and spread and shared his love of Serbian folk music across the United States and Canada, in addition to being a devoted member of the Serbian Singing Federation of America and Canada. His love of music and singing was an integral part of who he was. 

Milan was an active member of the Studebaker's Drivers Club and bought and sold over 175 cars in his lifetime.

  Milan's family requests, PLEASE NO FLOWERS, all memorial contributions are to be made to the family at, 23421 State Road 23, South Bend, IN. 46614.  The family would also like to thank specifically the nurses and personal care assistants of Sprenger Healthcare for the devoted love and care they gave to Milan in the last months of his life.

  Visitation will take place on Friday, November 9th at St. Peter & Paul Serbian Orthodox Church, 29248 Keria Trail, South Bend, IN from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with a Pomen Service at 7:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, November 10th at 11:00 A.M. with visitation one hour before at the church, with Fr. Vladimir Lange, officiating. Entombment will follow at Southlawn Cemetery in South Bend.

  The HANLEY and Sons "Southwest Chapel" Funeral Home handled arrangements and extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to Milan family.

  Online condolences may be expressed through our website:www.hanleyandsonsfuneralhomes.com

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Gregory Bjedov
   Posted Thu November 08, 2018
Danica, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Gregory Bjedov and family.

Ted Harry
   Posted Thu November 08, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. When this happens in our family we need more than human strength. God and his Son can provide what we need. Please review these scriptures : John 5:28-29 “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.”
Revelation 21:4 “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes,and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

Tom Gurbick
   Posted Fri November 09, 2018
Our deepest sympathy and sorrow for your loss. Knowing Milan, Donna, and your grandparents was an honor. I was the "kid" in the "orao" band, who played the accordion, which I sold to Milan many years later. Mike Polovina, Louie Yazich, Steve Mandish, Fred Medich, Dave Durock, Steve Madick, Walt "Prof" Medich, and Jimmy Lambick...may they all rest in peace, and may you be comforted by the knowledge of God's eternal love.

-- The Grbich family

Florence M Wilson
   Posted Fri November 09, 2018
Dear Danica, so sorry to learn of your dad’s passing. I’ll always remember Milan as a kindhearted, loving man who who demonstrated unwavering love and faith in ✝️God, which he demonstrated in everything he did for his family, friends and even strangers.
My love, thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Memory eternal.

Marcy (Tatich) Mangus
   Posted Fri November 09, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Your dad's family and mine had a lot of good times together. My thought and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Mike Murdick
   Posted Sat November 10, 2018
Danica: You don't know me but, I knew your Dad very well. We were in college together and he sang for my wedding in 1967. We were buddies and I was a guest in Mike and Millie's house for meals many times. He was a good friend in our college years, and we shared great fun together. Bethel had a policy of having Chapel every day and we were issued a number to give when we went through the doors to prove we were in chapel. Milan and I would give our number and then go out another door and go across McKinley and have "Hillview Dairy Chapel". You will miss him and we both will always have great memories of his presence. God bless you in this time.

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