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Joe Ljutic Obituary

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  1. Guy

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    Josef A. Ljutic


    Our beloved Joe, son, brother and father passed away Dec. 18, 2007 unexpectedly at home.

    Joe was born in Reno, Nevada 10-27-1955 to Albert and Nadine Ljutic, and moved to Yakima with his parents in 1964. Joe is the father of Dominique and Nicole Ljutic and brother to Loretta LaFrazia and Jim Ljutic, brother-in-law to Bob LaFrazia. Joe graduated from Eisenhower High School in June of 1974.

    Joe worked for his parents Al and Nadine as a machinist at Ljutic LLC. Joe used his great talent as a CNC machinist and programmer to help create one of America's finest precision shotguns for the family business.

    Joe began trapshooting at the age of 12 and went on to become one of America's top national trapshooters and live bird shooters earning many state and national championships. Joe was the captain of the Sub Jr. All American Trap Team in 1969-1974 & '71 and captain of the Junior All American Trap Team in 1974. In 1982 at the National Grand American Trapshoot in Vandalia, Ohio he won five main events including the High All Around with 976 x 1000 Targets and High Overall with 679 x 1000 targets along with the Singles Championship with 200 x 200 and 50 straight in the Shoot Off. Joe was one of the youngest Sub Jr. at 13 to reach 27 yard handicap.

    In 1997 Joe won the Grand American Preliminary Handicap with 99 x 100 from 27 yards and 25 straight in the Shoot Off. The next day he won 5th place in the Ohio Handicap with 98 x 100 and 23 x 24 in the Shoot Off from the back fence of 27 yards.

    In 1983 Joe lead the nation with the nation's highest handicap average from 27 yards with 95.29. In March of 1984 at the Walla Walla 16 Yard Marathon he became the 7th shooter in trapshooting to break 500 x 500.

    Joe, his mother Nadine and father Al became the first family, Joe the youngest person and his mother Nadine the first woman to be inducted into the Washington Trapshooting Hall of Fame.

    Joe is survived by his mother Nadine and father Al, his brother Jim, sister Loretta and brother-in-law Bob LaFrazia and his precious daughters Dominique and Nicole Ljutic, all of Yakima. Joe was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

    Joe was a dedicated and loving father to his two girls, Dominique and Nicole, whom he loved more than anything.

    Memorial service will be held at the Open Bible Christian Center, 2701 Lincoln Ave., Yakima, WA, Sunday, Dec. 23rd at 3 p.m. with Reverend Mike Lion. Columbia Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

    In lieu of flowers a college trust fund has been established for Dominique and Nicole Ljutic. Donations may be made in care of Ljutic LLC, 2402 W. J. Street, Suite A, Yakima, WA 98902.
     
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    it is with deep sadness that i hear of the passing of joe. it was always fun to see him at the shoots. the many times he helped me with a question on a ljutic shotgun, always with a smile on his face, will long be remembered. my thoughts are with the ljutic family. doug hubbart
     
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