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Gordon "Gojko" Lonchar
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Obituary for Gordon "Gojko" Lonchar

Gordon Lonchar, 91, formerly of Chisholm, passed away on Nov. 6, 2017, at Essentia Health-Virginia Care Center.

He was born on April 19, 1926, to Nick and Stella (Staka) Lonchar in Chisholm. He was a bus driver for the Chisholm School District for 38 years, retiring in December 1988. He also drove the bus during the summer for the Balkan Recreation Program.

He enjoyed music immensely, playing drums for more than 50 years in various bands on the Iron Range. He was a member of Duluth Musicians’ Association, Local 18, American Federation of Musicians.

He is survived by a nephew, Milan Lonchar of Chisholm; nieces, Nancy (Bill Schleppegrell) Nelson and family of Chisholm, and Sue (Jerry) Hancock and Jesse Hancock of Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Milan in 1979; and wife, Lois in 2009.

Funeral: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Rupp Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Chisholm. The Rev. Frank Perkovich will officiate.

Visitation: Will be held for one hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.

Interment: Will be in the Chisholm Cemetery at a later date.

Arrangements are with the Rupp Funeral Home & Cremation Service.


Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

10

Nov

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Rupp Funeral Home & Cremation Service Chapel

205 NW First Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

Memorial Service

Friday

10

Nov

11:00 AM
Rupp Funeral Home & Cremation Service Chapel

205 NW First Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

Cemetery Details

Location

Chisholm Cemetery

Cemetery Road
Chisholm, MN 55719

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