Ružica Ristanović M.D., 76, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Born on April 17, 1942 in Begrade, Serbia to Miloš and Adela Kovačević.
Dearly beloved wife of Mladen to whom she was married for 42 years, loving mother of Angelina (Philip) Russo and Sava (Sam Rosen) Ristanović, proud grandmother of Peter Sean – Bakino Sunce, Claudia – Baki’s Ninja and Farrah who brought her so much joy with her antics, fond sister of Vojislav Kovačević.
Dr. Ristanovic will be sorely missed by numerous other family members, Kumovi, her patients and dear friends in Serbia, the USA and world-wide.
Dr. Ristanovic, a well-respected neurologist, associate professor at the universities of Chicago, Rush and Northwestern, and Director at the Evanston Hospital Sleep Disorders Center had great reverence for Indigenous Americans and great remorse for their treatment. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Lakota People’s Law Project, (www.lakotalaw.org/our-actions/lplp-donate).
Visitation will take place on Sunday, March 24, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sveta Gora Serbian Orthodox Funeral Home, 3517 North Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60641.
Pomen, (Serbian Orthodox Wake Service), 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
Opelo, (Serbian Orthodox Funeral Service), Monday, March 25, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Monastery, 32377 N. Milwaukee Road, Libertyville, IL 60048.
Interment will take place at the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cemetery.
A repast-dacha will be offered at New Gracanica Monastery, 35240 N Grant Ave, Lake Villa, IL 60046, following internment.