Ivan Zapcic, 81, of Hebron passed away Sunday, April 17, 2022. He was born July 10, 1940 in Veliki Vrh, Yugoslavia to Dragutin & Ana (Stipancic) Zapcic.  On February 13, 1960 he married Slavica Culig. He served 2 years with the Yugoslavian Army in Bitola, Macedonia. In September of 1965 Ivan, Slavica, and their daughter Maryann emigrated to the U.S.  Ivan made his career as a Crane Operator with U.S. Steel for 35 years, retiring in 2001.
He is survived by his wife Slavica, daughter, Maryann (Kenneth) Zapcic-Green, sisters, Katica & Ljubica both of Croatia, granddaughters, Ivana Green & Alexandra Green, and honorary granddaughter, Mariah Bennett, as well as brothers and sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces & nephews, and his beloved dog Skippy.  He was preceded in death by brothers, Janko, Emil, Anton, Nikola & Josip, and sisters, Macia & Stanka.
Ivan and Slavica enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Canada with family. His hunting ventures, lamb and pig roasts, and homemade winemaking have become legendary. However, it was always the time spent with family and friends that meant the most to Ivan, as well as playing pinochle.
A visitation will be held Thursday from 3 – 7 pm at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso.  The funeral service will begin at 10:30 am Friday at the funeral home with burial to follow at Graceland Cemetery.

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