WHITING, IN - Rosemary Demkovich (nee Pesick) 93 of Whiting, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul J. Demkovich who passed away September 7, 1995; loving mother of John (Mary Lynn) Demkovich, Daria Demkovich Schooler, MD and Sandor (Frank Hattula) Demkovich; cherished grandmother of John II and Jade Demkovich; dearest sister of Vicki (late Mike) Drain and the late Sonia Pesick, Cathy Chester, John Pesick and Karl Pesick; dear sister-in-law of Lorraine (late Frank Demkovich, late Roy) Owens and Linda Hon-Pesick; fond cousin of Gloria Clinton; proud aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017, 9:30a.m. at the BARAN FUNERAL HOME, 1235-119th St., Whiting; a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Whiting with the Rev. Stanley J. Dominik, officiating; interment, Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville; visitation at the funeral home on Friday from 2:00 to 8:00p.m.
Rosemary Demkovich was born on July 14, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois to John and Blanche (Petrovich) Pesick and was a resident of Whiting for the past 61 years. She was a member of the former Immaculate Conception Church, Whiting and the Immaculate Conception Rosary Society. Rosemary was a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She taught art to children for 33 years, 22 of them in Whiting Schools. Rosemary was the Class of 1982 faculty sponsor. She had served on the North Central Accreditation Committee for Indiana Schools and taught color theory at the Art Institute. Rosemary had a very interesting life, crossing paths with Judy Garland and Halston. Talented and creative, she enjoyed drawing, painting and cooking. She loved color and wanted students not to be afraid of color. In celebration of her life, she wanted no one to wear black, but wear color at her funeral. Devoted to her family, Rosemary will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the St. Joseph Indian School, Chamberlain, SD (a place she had actually visited) would be appreciated.