Vukovich, Thomas John, Hemlock, Michigan

Passed away Friday, December 2, 2011. Age 84 years. The son of the late Thomas and Stefana (Barich) Vukovich was born September 19, 1927 in Flint, Michigan. He married Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Stevens, July 10, 1954. She survives him. Thomas was a graduate in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and received his MBA from the University of Michigan. He was employed by Dow Corning Co. in Facilities Engineering, retiring in 1984 with 33 years of service. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Hemlock, was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing. Surviving besides his wife, Betty, are three sons and their wives, Thomas John and Ann Vukovich, Green Bay, WI; Robert James and Rouema Vukovich, Indianapolis, IN; William Paul and Connie Vukovich, Grand Rapids, MI; 9 grandchildren, Ryan, Nicholas; Robert, Anthony, Joseph and Mary; Teran, Christy and Michael; 3 great grandchildren, Kierstyn, Braelyn and Lucianne; a brother-in-law, Roger Norden; several nieces and nephews. A son, Joseph, a brother, John, and a sister, Katherine Norden have predeceased him. The funeral service will take place on Monday, December 5, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the W. L. Case and Co. Funeral Chapel, 201 N. Miller Road. Rev. Steven Gavit will officiate with burial in St. Andrews Cemetery. Friends may call at the Chapel from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the American Diabetes Assoc.