Ognjana Trifkovich, 82, devoted wife of late Dr. Borislav Trifkovich; loving mother of Milan Trifkovich and Biljana (Bane) Sevic, ex mother-in-law and beloved friend of Debbie Trifkovich; cherished grandmother of Andrew and Christopher Trifkovich and Katarina Sevic; dear sister of Mladen and Nenad Mimica in Serbia; dear friend of Petar and Zagorka Sevic. Ognjana Trifkovich was member of Holy Resurrection Cathedral, member and 1st Vice President of Circle of Serbian Sisters, devout Orthodox Christian, a loving Kuma and dear friend to many in Serbia and the USA.
Ognjana Trifkovich was born in Omis, Dalmacija on February 15, 1919. She lived there her entire youth, and young adulthood until the II World War began, and then her family moved to Novi Sad. Eventually Ognjana moved to Rome, Italy where she met Dr. Borislav Trifkovich whom she later married. They moved to the United States in December of 1950 to begin a new life. She has two children, Milan and Biljana.
Ognjana Trifkovich was member of the Holy Resurrection Cathedral, on Schiller St., Chicago, and a member of the Circle of Serbian Sisters, and at one time held the office of 1st Vice-President. She was very dedicated to the church and the Kolo. She spent many long hours together helping with other Kolo Sisters for church related events, and never said that she was tired. Whenever anyone asked her to help, she could never say no. Nothing was too difficult for Ognjana Trifkovich. She would always make sure that her children would go to church, if for some reason she could not, and to be involved with the church.
Ognjana Trifkovich was a devoted wife, a wonderful grandmother. She was not only a loving mother, but she was also the best friend to her children. She was always there for her family. She was very optimistic, and always supportive and would be there to lift us up when we were feeling low. Ognjana Trifkovich was full of life, and lived her life to the fullest. She shared with her children so many beautiful memories about her youth, and when she would tell her stories, one could not help but feel like one were right there with her.
Ognjana Trifkovich loved humor, always joking and laughing. She enjoyed music and theatre and would always take her children to see various plays, and musicals. However, she especially loved to read, and would always say: never stop reading, because through reading, you will be able to learn and grow. She also enjoyed gardening, and could hardly wait until spring/summer to see her flowers bloom, she loved flowers. She was very proud of her garden.
Finally, Ognjana Trifkovich believed in God, she was a devout Serbian Orthodox Christian who she believed that God was always watching over her family and herself, and whenever her children would say to her see you tomorrow mom, or we will talk tomorrow, her response would be Ako Bog da. And Dragi Bog did give, He gave to her children a beautiful mother, their best friend, who will stay in their memories forever.
Visitation was on Thursday from 4 p.m. at Sveta Gora, Serbian Orthodox Funeral Chapels, 3517 N. Pulaski Road in Chicago. Pomen (Wake Service) was at 7:30 p.m. at chapel. Opelo (Funeral Service) was on Friday 10:00 a.m. at Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Chicago. Internment took place at St. Sava Cemetery in Libertyville.
This death notice will always remain on the Internet as the everlasting remembrance of Ognjana Trifkovich.
For detailed information please contact: SVETA GORA FUNERAL HOME, Chicago, tel 773-588-2200.
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