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“Cordana, So sorry to here about your Mother. I thought she was a very wonderful lady. From Delores in Physical Therapy Dept. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Delores Schmitcke - ND

“I am so sorry about your mother. I know what it is like and she and her big smile will be so missed. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Paulette

“I worked with Novka at the Bistro. I am shocked and very sad to learn of her death. She always brought a smile to my face; as I'm sure she did to...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Matt Frederick - Minneapolis, MN

“Dear Gordana and Ilija, my thoughts and prayers are with you both. she was a friendly and sweet lady. she always made me smile when she would come to...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Blanche Mann - Bismarck, ND

“She is a very special women. Her happy smiles brought me many happy days. God Bless ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Travis Gumeringer - Bismarck, ND

“Draga Goco i Ilija, Znam da nema rijeci koja moze da ublazi vasu bol i tugu. Primite moje najiskrenije saucesce. Nadjite zajednicku snagu da budete...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Å ejla - Denver, CO

“I am so sorry to hear about Novka's passing. I worked at Medcenter with Gordana and we saw her mother often in the mornings. She was such a sweet...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Katie S - Mandan, ND


Novka Cokrlic, 47, Bismarck, died December 4, 2010, at Medcenter One Hospital, Bismarck. Services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, December 9, at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Parkway Funeral Service. Novka was born on September 28th, 1963 in Banja Luka, Bosnia, the daughter of Novak and Jelena (Djuric) Milosevic. She grew up in a small town near Dubica, Medjuvodje. Novka met her husband in 1979. Their daughter, Gordana, was born on December 11, 1984, and their son, Ilija was born on April 25, 1986. Novka and her family lived in Cerovljani, near Dubica, Bosnia. In 1995 Novka and her family left her home due to war, and moved to Kosovo. In 2000 they came to Bismarck. Novka worked as a dietary aide at Medcenter One hospital. Novka will be remembered by her smile, and the joy she radiated. She loved her family and friends dearly. Novka lost her husband in 2007, a loss that greatly affected her, and experienced many other hardships in her life, but she seldom complained. She brought out the best in people, and always put others before herself. In her free time she loved to crochet and garden. Novka is survived by her daughter Gordana, of Bismarck; her son, Ilija of Bismarck; and her mother Jelena of Medjuvodje, Bosnia. She was preceded in death by her husband Djuka, and her father Novak.

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