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Glenview obituary: Marko Niketic, 17

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GLENVIEW, IL – As the North Shore community and beyond continue to mourn the loss of a local teenager, services are planned for Thursday. Marko Niketic, 17, of Glenview, died Sunday as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident.

According to Glenview police, the investigation into the crash continues.

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Services for Niketic are being handled by Muzyka & Son Funeral Home, of Chicago. A visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Monastery, 32377 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, according to an obituary on their website. An Opelo (funeral service) will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Saint Sava Monastery Cemetery in Libertyville.

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A memorial service for Niketic was held Wednesday evening at the crash site at East Lake Avenue and Meadow Lane.

Niketic and his family were parishioners at the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Resurrection, located in Chicago. The cathedral posted a tribute to Niketic on its website.

“Marko was not only a beloved parishioner of our cathedral, he was an integral part of our community and involved with our SOKO folklore group,” Holy Resurrection said in the post. “His family, valued and respected within our community, has been an essential pillar of our cathedral for many years.”

From his obituary, Marko NiKetic was born on July 6, 2006 in Park Ridge and was the beloved son of Gordana and Nebojsa Niketic; loving brother of Luka; beloved grandson of Radojka Sulejic (the late Milorad) and Stanko Niketic; dear cousin of Donna (Dalibor) Mijatovic, Milovan Niketic and Zorica Niketic, and cousin of Milorad, Mateja, Mia, Eva, Anastasia and Ksenija. Marko was a student at Glenbrook South High School. He will be greatly missed by all his Kumovi, family and friends in the United States and Serbia.

In lieu of flowers: memorials to the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Resurrection, 5701 N. Redwood Dr., Chicago, IL 60631 or https://hrsoc.org/donate/. All are welcome to join Marko’s family and friends at The Glen Club after services, 2901 W. Lake Ave., Glenview, after 2 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to Muzyka & Son Funeral Home. For more information, please call (773) 545-3800.