Visitation will be Tuesday, May 21st , 2024, at 10 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 151 W Linden St. Duluth, MN. The Interment service will be held at 3 p.m. at the MN State Veterans Cemetery- Duluth with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be used to buy flowers for George’s many gardens.
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George Thomas Kovich

June 22, 1933 – May 12, 2024

Loving husband, devoted father, proud grandpa, and friend to many, George peacefully passed at the age of 90 surrounded by family on Sunday May 12, 2024.

George was born on June 22, 1933, in Virginia MN. Following junior college, he went on to serve in the United States Army during the Korean war. After discharge from the Army, he married Janet(Orazem) from Eveleth, MN on January 14, 1956. He went on to receive a Teaching Degree from UMD and after several years of teaching throughout MN, he settled in the Duluth area where he taught elementary education, retiring after 34 years.

He loved spending time with his family and friends at the cabin he and Janet built on Caribou Lake. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing and was an avid gardener. George was active in the Catholic Church where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus and loved to serve his community through volunteering.

Always hardworking and always active, he had a profound effect on everyone who crossed his path, whether it be his kindness, wisdom, humor, or any combination of the three, he always had something for
everyone.

He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 68 years, Janet, along with children Kim (Mary) Kovich, Lori Kovich and Wendy (Kevin) McCarty; grandchildren Kelley (Seth) Urtel, Kirsten (Adam) Johnson,
Nikki (Tommy) Pelzer, Aidan McCarty, Collin McCarty, Jeff (Rose) Reynolds: and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 21st , 2024, at 10 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 151 W Linden St. Duluth, MN. The Interment service will be held at 3 p.m. at the MN State Veterans Cemetery- Duluth with Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials will be used to buy flowers for George’s many gardens.

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