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Obituary: Ivan John Zugalj

August 5, 1942 – September 3, 2023

Ivan John Zugalj Ivan John Zugalj, 81 of South Holland, IL, passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2023. He will be reunited with his beloved wife of 60 years Milka Zugalj, nee Gojmerac. Loving father of Joseph Zugalj, Christina (Carlos) Olvera, and David (Samantha) Zugalj. Cherished grandfather of Ivan, Dominic, and Lucija. Dear brother of the late Dragica. Ivan was a hardworking man with strong family values and was a true fighter until the end. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation Monday, September 11, 2023, from 3 – 8 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 649 E. 162nd Street, South Holland, IL. A Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at 9 a.m. at Smits Funeral Home leaving for a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Croatian Parish, 2894 E. 96th Street, Chicago, IL with Rev. Stephen Bedenikovic officiating. Entombment to take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery – Alsip, IL. For further information, please call 708-333-7000.

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