Nick Ogrizovich

December 13, 1922February 8, 2019

Nick passed in complete peace at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg on Feb. 8, 2019. Graveside service held at noon on Fri., Feb. 22, 2019 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Nick was born December 13, 1922 to Rade and Dora Ogrizovich, Serbian Immigrants. He spent his childhood playing in Ford Park and at Whatsoever Community House. He went to Henry Clay grade school and graduated from Northeast High School in 1940.

Nick joined the US Coast Guard and served on the lead ship in the invasion of Normandy D Day as well as serving in all four major European Invasions. He never talked about his service until the last few years. His was certainly the greatest generation. After he came home from his service, he met the love of his life, Sarah at his brother Bill’s wedding. Nick and Sarah were married a few weeks later. A love that lasted forever.

Nick was a finish carpenter, working in mansions and fine restaurants in Kansas City. He had an adventurous spirit, taking his family on vacations every summer, always out West. Yellowstone was one of his favorites. Usually one or two of his friends and their families came along. They drove to Alaska in 1969 on a then gravel highway.

Nick was preceded in death by his beloved wife Sarah; grandson Peter John Slusarczyk; brothers Millia, Pete and Bill; sisters Sarah Kidd and Anna Plisowski and son-in-law Harold Mahurin. He is survived by daughters Nicki Mahurin and Jo Ann Slusarczyk (Peter); granddaughters Stancia Cox (Robert), Alison Blankenship, Kristin Graf (Greg) and Janelle Yonke (Mike); great grandchildren Nicholas Stephenson (Tara), Tristn Cox, Kerrianne Mick, Chloe and Albert Yonke and Andrew AJ Graf; great-great grandchildren Kylie and Nick Stephenson.


  • Graveside Service Friday, February 22, 2019

Nick Ogrizovich

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Georgia Stumpf

February 20, 2019

Dear Nicki and Jo Ann and family

I remember your Dad and Mom and you girls from when you lived 11th and Belmont. My grandmom Mrs Brown , my sister Winnie and I lived next door to you. I always thought your Mom and Dad were wonderful people. They will be greatly missed.
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My sincere sympathy for you girjs and your family at this sad time.

Georgia Kay Stumpf

Larry Salyer

February 20, 2019

My father, Donald Salyer, and Nick were childhood friends. The grew up together on Kansas City's East Side, attended the same schools , and played in same park. I'm saddened to see the passing these men and the values this great generation of Americans gave to us all.

Larry Salyer

Debbie Brackenbury

February 20, 2019

It was always my privilege taking care of your father when he had to come to the hospital. Men like him make me proud to give back to our Veterans! Prayers for your family through this difficult time.