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Kathleen (Kubiak) Miljevich

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Kathleen (Kubiak) Miljevich, 88, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021.

Kathleen was born on Sept. 12, 1932, in Phillips, Wisconsin, a daughter of John and Geraldine (Young) Kubiak. Kathleen and her family moved to Hurley, Wisconsin, where she attended the Hurley area schools and graduated in 1950.

On April 14, 1950, Kathleen was united in marriage to Eli Miljevich. They made their home in Wakefield and were blessed with two children, Loralee and Michael.

One of Kathleen's greatest joys was her grandson, Blane. She treasured her two great-grandsons, Noah and Sawyer. She loved them all so much.

Kathleen enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She looked forward to traveling with Eli, and they shared many wonderful trips.

The coffee was always on at Kathleen's home. It was come on in, are you hungry? She was a marvelous cook. You could smell the aroma of her delicious food before you opened the door.

Holidays were always very special to Kathleen, and she made sure they were done right. Special people, special times and special memories that will be forever remembered.

Kathleen loved her church, and she gave to numerous charities that were near and dear to her heart. She was a very generous and caring person.

In January 2000, Kathleen became president of the Miljevich Corporation, after the passing of her husband, Eli. She was very knowledgeable of how the logging industry worked. The Miljevich Corporation is here today thanks to Kathleen and her hard work.

Kathleen is survived by her son, Michael (Janet), Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin; her grandson, Blane (Ashley) Radowski, and their two children, Noah and Sawyer, all of Wakefield; a sister, Inarae (Chuck) Dowrick, Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin; several nieces and nephews; and many special friends.

Kathleen was preceded in death her parents; her beloved husband, Eli; her daughter and son-in-law, Loralee and Roger Radowski; and two brothers, Bill Kubiak and Jerry Kubiak.

Now in Kathleen's words, "Goodbye for now."

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the spring.

Rite of Committal and interment will take place at Lakeside Cemetery.

Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield, is assisting the family with their arrangements. Condolences may be expressed online at