Lazar "Laza" Katanic

February 18, 1980 ~ December 21, 2019 (age 39)


Lazar Katanic, 39, passed away unexpectedly in Laguna Hills, CA on December 21, 2019. He was born February 18, 1980 to Slobodan and Mirjana Katanic. He was previously a resident of Norton, Ohio before moving to southern California. He was a member of Compass Bible Church in Laguna Hills and worked for United Airlines. Laza loved with his whole heart and enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his family and his friends.

Laza was preceded by his first wife, Elena Katanic.

Laza is survived by his wife of 2 years, Bernadette; sons, Luka and Logan (son of Sasha Terzich); loving parents, Slobodan and Mirjana Katanic; brother, Vlada (Amy) Katanic; sisters, Tereza (Levi) Welling, Emi (Brian) Rowe, Marianne (Scott) Barta; nieces and nephews, Ana, Evelyn, Luke, Chase, Mira, and Faith; and mother-in-laws Ahn Tran and Domnica Miksa.

A gathering of family and friends will be held in Ohio at Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Rd., Norton, on January 3, 2020 from 5:00-8:00 PM. Laza will be buried with Elena, in a private service.

A memorial service will be held in California at Compass Bible Church on January 12, 2020, beginning at 5 PM.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
January 3, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bacher Funeral Home
3250 Greenwich Road
Norton, OH 44203

Memorial Service
January 12, 2020

5:00 PM
Compass Bible Church
140 Columbia
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

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