Ivan Pejic, 60, of Salem, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, December 9, 2017. He was the husband of Mirjana Pejic.
Mr. Pejic was born June 27, 1957 in Bosnia, a son of the late Simun Pejic and Manda Pejic. He loved his wife, children, and grandchildren dearly. He had a great sense of humor and loved to joke with people, as well as discussing politics and drinking coffee. Ivan was dedicated and worked hard despite his disabilities. He could speak Serbo-Croatian, Russian, German, and English. Most of all, he loved the Lord and his church family.
In addition to his wife, Mirjana, he is survived by his children, Zagorka Pejic and Zeljko Pejic; grandchildren, Adrian Merchant and Dejan Pejic; brothers, Mato Pejic and Lovro Pejic; and his dear friends, Traci Ray-Carr, Bill and Sue Thompson, Janine Zaebst; church parrish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Maja-Strbek/Pejic, and Bernard Merchant, Jr.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 12 p.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.johnmoakey.com.
“A limb has fallen from the family tree. I keep hearing a voice that says, “Grieve not for me.” Remember the best times, the laughter, the song. The good life that I lived while I was strong. Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you. Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through. My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest, remembering all how I truly was blessed. Continue traditions, no matter how small and go on with your life, don’t worry about falls. I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin until the day comes we’re together again.-Author Unknown”