Milenko Vukojević Obituary, Death – Longtime parishioner Milenko Vukojevic passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at his home. When he passed away, his loving family was by his side. We share this news with the utmost regret. In August 1945, Milenko Vukojevi was born in Ipova, Hercegovina, Croatia. He is survived by his wife Anna, his four children Mark (married to Erin), Mate (married to Debbie), and Angie (married to Pajo); twelve grandchildren; his brother and sister; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; a sizable number of nieces, nephews, and cousins in the United States, Germany, and Croatia; as well as a staggering number of friends who he considered to be family.
His beloved wife Marija, the woman he married, his mother and father, siblings, sisters, and brothers-in-law, as well as Erin, his daughter-in-law, all passed away before him. The center of all of our extended families, our father served as the real patriarch of our family. He immigrated to the United States in 1969 and has since established a life there that is characterized by love, faith, hope, and pride in holding dual citizenship with the United States and Croatia.
He first started dating Marija, here in the United States. By raising all of his children in the Catholic faith and creating a wonderful life for them in this wonderful country, he went on to accomplish a great deal. He never once failed to mention that his family and the amazing legacy he will leave behind were the things that made him the happiest during our conversations with him over the years. Milenko lost his battle with Stage 4 lung cancer (NSCLC, non-smoker) after three and a half years, passing away at home with his loved ones (NSCLC non-smoker).
We find comfort in the knowledge that he is back with our mother in heaven, where they will continue to watch out for them and offer guidance and protection, even though our lives will never be the same without him. May his soul, and the souls of all our faithful ancestors who have gone before, through the grace of God, rest in peace.