We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Hanley and Sons "Southwest Chapel" Funeral Home
Della E. (Medich) Stevanovich, 100, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 23, 2022.
Della was born on September 12th, 1921, to the late Andrew N. and Emily (Price) Medich in Westmoreland City, Pennsylvania before settling in South Bend with her late siblings, Walter, Dorothy, Andja, Robert, Steve, Mary (Gardini), Dan, Wilson of “Val”, Vera (Vranic) and Betsy (Corthier).
Della’s life was marked by her devotion to others. During World War II, she proudly served in the Women’s Army Corps as a surgical technician, attaining the rank of sergeant. She then found her beloved Chicago, a second and lengthy career as a medical transcriptionist with The United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Retiring, Della returned to South Bend, where she belonged to St. Peter and Paul Serbian Orthodox Church. She loved watching classic American movies and British TV series on PBS, crossword puzzles, long walks, hot black coffee with Knotts Berry cookies, arguing, traveling to all ends of the earth on a bus and visits to and from her extensive family, which grew over her hundred years to include great-grandnephews and great-grandnieces.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 31st from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Hanley and Sons Funeral Home, 23421 State Road 23, South Bend, with a prayer service to be held at 7:00 PM. The funeral service will be at 11:00 AM, June 1st at St. Peter and Paul Serbian Orthodox Church located at 59248 Keria Trail, South Bend with Fr. Vladimir Lange officiating. Burial to follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in South Bend.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions to be made in Della’s name to her church or the Fisher House Foundation (www.fisherhouse.org).
The HANLEY and Sons Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements and extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to Della’s family and friends.