Branka Ratarac Branka Ratarac

Branka Ratarac

(1935 +2014)

Visitation Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Sveta Gora Serbian Orthodox Funeral Home, 3517 N. Pulaski Road in Chicago. Opelo (Funeral Service) at 7:00 pm. Interment Thursday, February 27, 2014, Montrose Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois.

For detailed information please contact:
SVETA GORA FUNERAL HOME, Chicago, tel 773-588-2200.

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Sandy (Bucklin, Antioch, IL)

Dear Dorothy and Alex, I am so sorry and sad to have just heard of your mother’s passing. I have such fond and wonderful memories of the many years of ballet lessons and recitals and of babysitting for you too! Your mom was always so generous and kind to me and my family and I know she will be missed very much! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Slobodan i Jovanka Nikolich (Sarasota, Florida)

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Cynthia Kimura (Antioch, Illinois)

Dear Dorothy and Alex, we are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. We know how hard it is, we lost Mom in 2012. So many fond memories of ballet class and lunches at your home during school. What a wonderful lady she was. God bless.

Cynthia Kimura (Castaic, California)

Dear Dorothy and Alex, I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a wonderful person. My heart goes out to you and your family. Love, Cynthia

Kelli Holland-Steffens (Mountain Home, Arkansas)

I grew up across the street from Branka. When our house burnt down her family invited us for dinner and it was a blessing. She gave my Mom a recipe for an egg dish that I still make today. My condolences to her family. May God give you peace at this time of sorrow.

Terri Holland-Tulo (Elgin, Illinois)

I grew up in Glenview and Branka was our neighbor. She taught all the neighborhood girls ballet in her downstairs family room. I remember wearing little pink leotards and ballet shoes. She was a wonderful teacher. My condolences go out to her children and family. Peace be with you.

Dee Betcher-Pizzo (Brooksville, Florida)

Dear Dorothy and Alex and family, Your mother was a beautiful person, inside and out. Branka made me feel like a graceful swan, when i was a clumsy little girl. I loved the time i spent with your mom. She was kind, patient, and filled your house with lots of love and wonderful smells that i remember to this day. Take care of each other, my prayers are with you. Love, Dee Dee

Maria Papich-Forsyth (Akron, Ohio)

Branka was a wondeful lady and mother. I’m sure she will be missed by many in the community and by her special children. May her memory be eternal!!!

Dara Matijevich Kosich (Des Plaines, Illinois)

Dear Dorothy & Family, I was so shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of your mom. She was a wonderful, kind and elegant lady. I would see her often times at Macy’s, and each time she would greet me very warmly, always making me feel good. I would then inquire as to how you were doing, Dorothy, since we haven’t seen each other in quite awhile. She would always promise to say hello to you for me. I will miss her and please know she will be missed by many. Please accept my and my family’s deepest sympathies and know we are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Take care of yourself, and may her memory be eternal. Love, Dara

Nada Bajagich (Elmhurst, Illinois)

Dear Dorothy and Family Please accept our sincere sympathy in the loss of your dear mother. We met her when she first came to America. We go back a long way and shared many memories. She was a lovely lady and always greeted us with her warm smile. With Love, Dragan and Nada Bajagich together with our daughters and their families. Memory Eternal! May she rest in peace!

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