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Lloyd Hodgedon Pullen

December 10, 2005

The funeral service for Lloyd Hodgedon Pullen will be held Monday, at 11 a.m., at Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, 1811 Ashland Street, Ashland, OR. Rev. Chris Ward of Westminster Presbyterian Church will officiate along with officers and members of the Ashland Masonic Lodge

23. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Ashland, OR.

A reception will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2000 Oakwood Drive, Medford, OR 97504 following the graveside committal.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Research, 6355 Rogue River Drive, Shady Cove, OR 97539.

Mirko Ludwig Hanzic

Mirko (Michael) Ludwig Hanzic, age 94, most recently of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Monday November 14, 2005 during a recent trip to Zagreb, Croatia. Mirko was born in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina on March 14, 1911, the son of Simon and Anka Cuk Hanzic. Mirko was buried with his wife in Miro'evac Cemetery in Zagreb, Croatia.

Mirko lived in Mostar and Sarajevo before joining the Croatian Airforce in 1927 and training as a Pilot. During World War II he served in the Croatian Air Force, was shot down and spent 4 years in Russian prison camp. Upon returning home he married Bessie Kosanovic in 1948 and later immigrated first to Canada and then to the United States. He moved to San Jose, California, where he worked as a Mercedes Mechanic. In 1981 he moved with Bessie to Ashland, OR, after retiring and remained there until moving to Roseburg last year.

He was preceded in death by his wife Bessie in 1998 and is survived by his step son Walter Vonfinck and two step granddaughters Debbie Zimmerman and Lisa Vonfinck. Mirko will be greatly missed by his special friend and caretaker Ruth Rush.