The Clergy, Executive Board, and Members of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church express condolences to the family of Nikola Loncar. Memory eternal.
Nikola Loncar age 95 of Hobart, IN passed away November 27, 2016.
Survived by his brother, Vlado Loncar, many nieces, nephews, Kumovi and dear friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Djurac and Jovanka Loncar; brothers: Spasoja and Stevan Loncar; and sisters: Mika Acic and Stana Vrakela.
Nikola retired from US Steel and fought in WWII as a freedom fighter for the Yugoslavian Army under General Draza Mihailovich. After the war he worked for the English Military Police before coming to the United States in 1950.
In 1966 Nikola was presented with the Commemorative War Cross in 1941-1945 of the Royal Yugoslav Army by King Peter II of Yugoslavia. He fought bravely for Christianity, the Orthodox Faith and Orthodox Church.
He was a dedicated member and benefactor of St. Sava Church since his arrival in the United States. Nikola was one of many Chetniks who volunteered during the building of St. Sava Church in Merrillville/Gary.
He was the last surviving Chetnik from St. Sava Church. He was also a member of the U.S.B.J.K.V. Draza Mihailovich Organization.
Nikola will be dearly missed by family and friends. He and his late brother Stevan never forgot their family in Yugoslavia after the war. They were always helping by providing living, education or medical expenses when needed.
May his memory be eternal.
Funeral service will take place Friday, December 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Most Holy Mother of God Monastery Church in Grayslake, IL with Reverend Marko Matic and Reverend Bogdan Zjalic officiating. At rest, Most Holy Mother of God Cemetery.
Visitation will take place Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Ridge Funeral Home, 7607 W. Lincoln Hwy., Schererville (Rt. 30 east of Cline Ave). Pomen prayer service at 7:00 p.m.