In Memory of



Obituary for Ivan Jelic

Ivan Jelić passed away on July 15, 2022 at age 86 after suffering from an infection in his foot that was complicated by diabetes.

Ivan was a proud father and grandfather. He enjoyed taking his grandchildren to dinner to celebrate their birthdays. Ivan met his former wife, Ana, through family when he returned from Canada to visit his home country of Hercegovina/Croatia. They had two children together. The family moved from Canada to Michigan in 1969. Ivan worked as an electrician at the Ford Motor Company Wixom Plant for 30 years and retired at age 65. He was an active member of the Croatian Community in the Detroit area.

Ivan leaves behind his two children, Stanley and Robert, and his four grandchildren Amelia, Madeline, Aidan, and Abigail.

Viewing will be held on Monday, July 25, 2022 from 10am until noon at Nie Funeral Home, 2400 Carpenter Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108; followed by a service from noon until 1pm; and then lunch at Paesano’s Restaurant, 3411 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. The burial will be family only on the following day. For flowers, you may call Norton’s at 734-434-2700.

Ivan will always be remembered by his family and those who love him as loyal and dedicated. May God bless his soul and may he rest in peace.

Please see the link below to be redirected to the Tribute Slideshow created by the Jelić family which highlights Ivans life and story.

Ivan Jelic Tribute Slideshow