Obituary of Joe "Bajko" Jakoplic
JAKOPLIC, Joe "Bajko"
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Joseph, a loving Brother, Uncle and Friend on April 5, 2022 at W.R.H., Ouellette Campus, at the age of 65. Reunited with his beloved parents, Eduard and Stefica Jakoplic. Loving brother to Ivica Jakoplic and wife Lilijan, late Rose Marlovits (2021) and surviving husband Hermann, late Fanika Balenovic and surviving husband Joso. Adored uncle to Mike Marlovits (Christine), Edward Marlovits (Marina), Jason Marlovits (Megan), Jeff Jakoplic, Chris Jakoplic (Nancy), Anna, and Steph Balenovic; and all their families. Best friend, and co-Blues Brother to Kim "Burley" McMaster (Lee-Ann) and family. Joe will be missed by his surviving Aunt (Tecika) Fanika Semenski, many cousins, Kumovi, family and friends. Joe will be remembered for his generous heart to all who had the privilege and honour of knowing him. He was a passionate University of Michigan Wolverine football fan and season ticket holder for the past 44 years. He had a passion for cooking and loved music, which he was able to share with everyone as "DJ Joe" at the Post Bar in downtown Detroit. Joe retired from Chrysler Canada (Stellantis)in 2021 and was a member of Unifor Local 444. A heartfelt thank you to the staff at W.R.H., Met. and Ouellette Campus for their exceptional and compassionate care provided to Joe and his family. Visitation at Windsor Chapel (Central Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. (519) 253-7234 on Friday, April 8, 2022 from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm. Visitation will resume on Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 10:00am until time of Funeral Service at 11:00am in the Chapel. Procession to follow to Windsor Crematorium. As an expression of sympathy and to honour Joe, memorial donations may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Croatian Church Building Fund or the Croatian National Sports Club, Windsor. Condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com. "GO BLUE"
1700 Tecumseh Rd. East
Windsor, ON N8W 1C7
Phone: (519) 253-7234