The Clergy, Executive Board, and Members of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church express condolences to the family of Nichole M. Ivankovich. Memory eternal.
Nichole M. Ivankovich (nee Schaefer), age 29, of Portage, IN, passed away suddenly Saturday, January 6, 2007.
She was a loving wife and wonderful mother, daughter, sister and friend. Nichole truly loved being with children and was known as a special person who was enormously helpful to anyone in need. She was a member of St. Save Serbian Orthodox Church.
Nichole is survived by her beloved husband of seven years, Danny Ivankovich, Jr.; two children whom she totally adored: Lauren Daniel Ivankovich and Ryan Nicholas Ivankovich; dear parents: Al and Kathy Schaefer of Crown Point, IN; sister, Allison (fiance Bryon Nitcher) of Hobart, IN; brother, Jason (Emily) Schaefer of Hebron, IN; grandparents: Dan and Shirley Lang, Albert Schaefer, Patricia Kopp and “Baba” Mary Ivankovich; father-in-law, Danny (Mary Ann) Ivankovich; mother-in-law, Dawn (Jerry) Klemoff; special aunt, Mitzie Zakula and family; also many cousins, aunts, uncles, Kumovi, other relatives and lifelong friends.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 12, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. DIRECTLY at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, IN with V. Rev. Jovan Todorovich officiating. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN. Arrangements were completed by Savich & Semplinski Funeral Directors. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home, 10101 Broadway, Crown Point, IN. A Pomen Service will be offered at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday.