ANN K. MINDOK, AGE 104, OF IRON MOUNTAIN, PASSED AWAY AT HER HOME ON
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13th
(Iron Mountain - February 15, 2018 ) - Ann K. Mindok, age 104, of Iron
Mountain, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at her home.
born March 14, 1913 in Ironwood, daughter of the late George and Anna (Skoviera)
Ann attended schools in Crystal Falls. She moved to Chicago to
work as a nanny and then took a position as a seamstress at a bridal shop where
she used her very proficient sewing skills.
Ann married John Mindok at
Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Crystal Falls in 1937. They moved to Gary,
Indiana where they began raising a family.
At the end of WWII they moved
to Iron Mountain to continue raising their family and eventually started their
own laundry and dry cleaning business. Ann worked with her husband in their
business and continued to diligently care for her family and home. Ann enjoyed
the simple things in life. She and John sang in their church choirs, square
danced, and she took great pride in her sewing. All of her children could
cook/bake, sew, and are experts at doing the laundry. She taught her children to
be independent and to always do their best in every endeavor. Ann kept her
Slovak traditions alive and the wonderful smells of marathon baking occured many
nights before Christmas and Easter.
She is survived by three children,
Barbara Pratt of Escanaba, David (Geri) Mindok of Sagola and Susan Mindok of
Iron Mountain; five grandchildren, Kathy (Dan) Ryno, Mary Pratt, Ken Pratt,
Cynthia (Rob) Trerethan and Michael (Jessica) Mindok; seven great grandchildren,
11 great-great grandchildren and many special nieces and nephews that visited
and sent cards or letters..
In addition to her parents and husband,
John, Ann was preceded in death by a son, Jerome Mindok; a grandson, Thomas
Pratt; three brothers, Joseph, John and George Hronkin; and two sisters, Mary
Onderak and Elaine McDonald.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00
to 6:00 PM at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. Funeral
services will be on Saturday at 10:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic
Church. Msgr. James Kaczmarek will offer the Mass of Christian Burial.
Burial will be in Iron Mountain Cemetery Park.
In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be made to the Dickinson County Library in Annís memory.
Condolences may be expressed to the family of Ann Mindok online at
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with