Mika Samardzija
Burns Funeral Home & Crematory
10101 Broadway
Crown Point, IN
Samardzija, Mika Age 89, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2011. She was born in Knin, Dalmatia (Formerly Yugoslavia) to the late Stevo & Juja (Dukic) Raskovic on Jan. 25, 1922. Mika was married to the late Nikola Samardzija for 57 years. After the tragic times of WWII, together, they immigrated to the U.S. in 1951, and began raising a family in Gary, IN. She was a founding member of St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, and its Circle of Serbian Sisters. Over the years, she enjoyed crocheting, knitting, needle-point and was a remarkable cook and homemaker. In addition to her husband, her beloved daughter-in-law, Debora Samardzija, preceded her in death. Mrs. Samardzija is survived by 5 children: Michael (Cheryl), George (Deb), Bronco and Sam (Stephanie), and Sanka Samardzija; 9 Grandchildren: Cathy, Craig, Sandy, Samuel, Jeff, Jacob, Nikolas, William and Christina; Great-Grandchildren: Stephaniem Michael, Mila, Cameron, Goldie and Rex. Also, many other relatives, Kumovi and lifelong friends-here, and in the former Yugoslavia. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 29, 2011, Directly at 10 AM at St. Elijah Cathedral, 8700 Taft Street, Merrillville, with Rev. Aleksandar Novakovic, officiating. Interment, Calumet Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8 PM at Burns Funeral Home, 10101 Broadway, Crown Point, under Savich & Semplinski Directors. A Pomen Service will be offered at 7 PM. Thursday.

Published by Post-Tribune on Apr. 27, 2011.
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Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Nancy Samardzija
April 30, 2011
Dear Samardzija Family,
My deepest condolences to all your family on the passing of your mother. May her memory be eternal.
Mike Milich
April 28, 2011
Dear Michael, Cheryl and family,
Please accept our condolences at this sad time. Knowing Mike helps us to understand what a wonderful woman his mother must have been. Her love shines on through him and his family. May her memory be eternal!
Christ is Risen,
Fr. Phillip and Diane Drennan
Diane Drennan
April 28, 2011
Mike,George,Bronko,Sam,Sanka and family,Our deepest sympathy are with you all of you at this time of sadness.
Steve&Stevie Hamilton & The Trinidad Family)
April 28, 2011
Dear Family of late Mika Samardzija,

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the death iof your beloved mother, grandma, great grandma...She was indeed a fine Christian woman, caring for her family and others... We will keep her in our prayers...

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Ned Lunich
Nedeljko Lunich
April 28, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Dave & Valerie Chnupa
April 27, 2011
Bronko and Family, our deepest sympathy to all of you.Your hearts are filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together,those treasures will always be.
Joe & Sonia Rivera
April 27, 2011
Vjecna ja pamjat Strina Mika.

Our deepest sympathy to all our family, kumovi and friends.

Ljubomir and Nancy Samardzija
April 27, 2011
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