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Shannon Rufe Snow Drive Funeral Chapel

6001 Rufe Snow Drive, Fort Worth, TX

OBITUARY

Nicholas Joseph Vuksanovic

November 17, 1955August 26, 2020

Nicholas J. Vuksanovic, 64, left us suddenly and unexpectedly. Nick was a special man; a loving son, brother, uncle, and friend to many.

He was born on November 17, 1955 in Whiting, Indiana to Nicholas and Irene Vuksanovic. He was known as Nick to all of us and most lovingly as Nicky to his family. He was raised in Whiting, Indiana and later moved to Naperville, Illinois when his family relocated there. Nick proudly served as a jet mechanic in the U.S. Navy for four years, on shore and at sea on aircraft carriers. After serving our country and being honorably discharged, he completed additional training to become a certified aviation maintenance technician. Nick soon joined American Airlines at DFW and loyally served the airline for 35 years, ensuring the safety of the aircraft, crews and millions of passengers.

Nick settled in Texas and made it his home for most of his life. He loved airplanes and cars, and was fascinated with both. He was an avid fan of car racing, car shows, and car refurbishing as well as being a top-notch mechanic. Nick’s attraction to mechanics was only surpassed by his love and devotion to animals. A kind, generous and gentle soul, he gave and received affection from every animal he encountered. Nick was generous and loving to his family and friends, an absolute joy to be around, had a heart of gold, and was an all-around awesome person. The world was a better place because of Nick and he will be deeply missed.

Nick was predeceased by his brother Michael and his father Nicholas. He is survived by his mother, Irene, his brother, James, and his sisters, Carol, Deborah and Andrea (Anthony), numerous nieces, nephews and friends, his fellow professional colleagues at American Airlines, and his most loved and devoted companions, Cody and Molly.

In lieu of flowers please consider making donations to a local animal rescue shelter or the U.S. Humane Society to honor Nicky’s devotion and love for animals.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 11am to 1pm and from 4pm to 7pm, at Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral Chapel, located at 6001 Rufe Snow Dr., Fort Worth, Texas 76148.

Visitation will also be held at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home of Crown Point, Indiana on Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 8:30am to 9:30am, after which a Funeral Service will follow. Nicholas will be laid to rest at Chapel Lawn Memorial Park.

  • FAMILY

  • Irene Vuksanovic, Mother
  • Nickolas Vuksanovic, Father (deceased)
  • Michael Vuksanovic, Brother (deceased)
  • He is also survived by his brother, James, and his sisters, Carol, Deborah and Andrea (Anthony), numerous nieces, nephews and friends, his fellow professional colleagues at American Airlines, and his most loved and devoted companions, Cody and Molly.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 2, 2020

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 2, 2020

  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 5, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, September 5, 2020

  • Burial

    Saturday, September 5, 2020

Memories

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Jo Layne Ridgway

September 2, 2020

Nick was first and foremost the greatest friend and neighbor to my daughter and son-in-law they will ever have. He was a thoughtful and compassionate man-a sweet spirit. I often stayed with my daughters dogs when they were out of town and Nick and I always got together —a glass of wine and good conversation. He was a member of our family. My husband Don loved his dry wit and his devotion to our family. I can still hear him say, “Cody, May I have a word?” This was when Cody was doing something he shouldn’t! He loved Cody and Molly. Actually, there wasn’t and animal he didn’t love. He is gone but not forgotten. He lives on in our hearts. Don and Jo Layne Ridgway

Kurt Ragon

September 2, 2020

To the family of Nick Vuksanovic My wife & I send our sympathy & prayers for the loss of a good friend. Nick's gentle nature will be missed
We enjoyed Nick's company through some of the holidays we spent together . Over the years we went to car shows , swap meets ,Indy 500 and worked on car project's together. My wife & I enjoyed the visits with Nick and watching him interact with his DOG'S ..
He will truly be missed
Love,
Kurt & Jayne Ragon

Dawn Neuman

September 1, 2020

I would go over to Nick's to swim, watch a movie, or sometimes just visit with him. We had so much in common and generally agreed about almost everything. He made me laugh and was a real smart guy. I will miss him very much.
Dawn Neuman

Mark Neuman

August 31, 2020

Nick was truly one of a kind. Although not bound by blood, he was family to me. I had the pleasure of spending every sunday with for the last several years. We would talk for hours on his back porch about anything and everything. Not only was he a dear friend but given our age difference, he was a role model to me. I felt like the sone he never had. He would do anything for those he loved and even people he didn’t. He was very honest and compassionate. I will never be able to fill the void his departure has left in my life and many others, but I will do my best to honor him. Rest In Peace dear friend, you will be missed.

Michael Wissinger

August 31, 2020

Very sad to hear of your early departure Nick. Your time and work with me was always exceptional. I do hope, if the Lord wills, to see you again..

Gary Hanna

August 31, 2020

Rest In Peace Nick. It was an Honor to know You and work with You. I Salute You!✈️🇺🇸

Mark Southard

August 31, 2020

It was sad to hear about Nick’s passing. He was a great co-worker and a good friend . My you Rip my Friend.

Alex Nathan

August 31, 2020

Shocked and very sad to hear about Nick. He was a good friend and co-worker here at American Airlines. Always a pleasure to talk to. He sure will be missed.

LAWRENCE KOMMER

August 31, 2020

Was sad to hear on Nick's passing on, Nick definelly had a personality of his own and would make me laugh at some stuff, it was nice to talk about cars with him. And I also HONOR HIS SERVICE TO HIS COUNTRY. GOD SPEED TO YOU NICK.... May your love one's be strong at these moments....

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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