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Tommy T. Parkevich, 91, Logansport, passed away at 9:21 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
Born May 5, 1926 in Capari, Yugoslavia, he was the son of the late Todor Koloff and Strabra (Obenicoua) Parkevich. He and his family came to the United States through Ellis Island in 1936 when Tommy was 11 years old.
Tommy was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the 87th Infantry Division under General Patton where he fought at the Battle of the Bulge. He is one of the last surviving members of the Golden Acorn Division and was also a recipient of the Bronze Star.
On Nov. 11, 1965, he married Shirley Ziegler. She preceded him in death on March 4, 1990.
He was a hearing judge for the Bureau of Motor Vehicles for over 20 years. Tommy was also a former restaurant and bar owner in Logansport. He was a member of St. Peter and Paul Eastern Orthodox Church in Crown Point, VFW and the American Legion. Tommy enjoyed hunting, fishing and coin collecting.
Survivors include his children, Alex Parkevich (Gayle) of Zionsville, Lillian Parkevich (Ronnie) of Logansport, Michael Parkevich (Cindy) of Logansport, Patricia Parkevich of Noblesville, Tom Parkevich (Michelle) of Jacksonville, Illinois, Sherry DeBarge (Mark) of Logansport and Athena Moss of Logansport; brother-in-law, John Julovski of Crown Point; and special cousin, Felix Parkevich (Linda) of Logansport. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, three sisters, one grandchild, one sister-in-law and two brothers-in-law.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Marocco-Rans Funeral Chapel. Burial with full military rites will be performed at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Visitation will be from noon until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Amercian Kidney Foundation.
Please sign the online guestbook or leave a condolence for the Parkevich family at www.ransfuneralhomes.com.
Published on January 18, 2018
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