Violet A. Dukich, 95, longtime Pengilly / Swan Lake area resident died Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in the Grand Village, Grand Rapids.
Born September 25, 1923 in Nashwauk, she was the daughter of Marko and Slava (Plese) Katalinich. Vi grew up in Nashwauk, was a Nashwauk high school graduate, a member of the catholic church, and had been a Pengilly area resident since 1944. Vi and Daniel Dukich were married on November 5, 1944 in Chisholm. They built a house on land homesteaded near Swan Lake by Dan’s father, Tome Dukic who immigrated to the U.S. from Europe in 1909 from an area called Dukici in the Balkins.
Vi’s parents, Marko and Slava Katalinich; her husband, Daniel in 2004; and siblings, Dick, Mary, Goldie, and Antonia preceded her in death.
Survivors include her son, Thomas (Carolyn Schmitz) Dukich of Spokane, Washington; two grandchildren; one great grandchild; and siblings, Bob Katalinich and Charlotte (Duncan); and nieces and nephews.
There will be no services at this time, a memorial service may be held at a later date. Interment was in the Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine next to husband Daniel.
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