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Obituary for Steve Bakaric

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Steve Bakaric

May 29, 1924 - December 6, 2016

Steve Bakaric passed away peacefully on December 6, 2016 in Ogden, Utah at the age of 92.  Steve was born in McGill, Nevada, May 29, 1924 to Lucy and Mile Bakaric.  He was raised in a large family which also included one brother and eight sisters.   He was a lifelong resident of McGill.  He loved the Mountains of Northern Nevada and enjoyed a small town way of life.  Steve attended White Pine County schools and entered the United States Navy as soon as he graduated high school.  He was in the thick of action in the Pacific during WWII.   He returned home and married Georgia Lavon Tate July 24, 1949 and proceeded to raise his family.  He worked for Kennecott Copper Nevada Mines Division until his retirement.


Steve’s character was shaped by the times in which he was born and by the customs and values of his parents.   He was unpretentious and appreciative.   He was very proud of his Croatian Heritage and enjoyed the various ethnicities that existed in the community.  Like his mother, he enjoyed laughing and had a quirky, fun sense of humor.  Steve loved to work and was always engaged in projects.


Steve is survived by his wife, Lavon; daughters, Jean Mickleson, Sandy, Utah, Jerri (Dean) Belliston, Morgan, Utah; sons, John Bakaric, Murry, Utah, Paul (Catherine) Bakaric Ely, Nevada; ten grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and one brother Joe (Gwenna) Bakaric, Reno, Nevada.


Funeral Services will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary 836 36th St Ogden, UT 84403 at 3:00 pm on Friday, December 9, 2016.  Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Ely City Cemetery in Ely, Nevada with a luncheon to follow.


Pallbearers will be Luke Belliston, Joe Belliston, Charlie Belliston, Austin Bakaric, Rusty Lewis, Woodrow Thompson, and Tom Howard.


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Date: Friday, December 9, 2016

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016

Ely, Nevada

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Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016

Ely, Nevada


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Born: May 29, 1924
Died: December 6, 2016

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