Ivan R. Flicek, age 85, of Annandale, formerly of Faribault, died Thursday, December 24, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital.
A Private Requiem Mass will be held Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at Parker Kohl Funeral Home in Faribault with Fr. Nino Molina officiating. Burial will follow at Meadow Ridge Cemetery in Faribault.
Ivan Raymond Flicek was born July 31, 1935 in Montgomery Township to Joseph and Mary (Vavra) Flicek. He grew up on a farm in Nerstrand; after the ninth grade, Ivan needed to stop going to school in order to help more at the farm after his father was injured. In 1954, he was married to Gloria Speikers, they farmed in New Prague where they raised their family. They lived a short time in Crosby before Ivan moved to Faribault. For the past 15 years, he has resided in Annandale. Ivan was a member at Immaculate Conception Traditional Church in St. Cloud. He enjoyed playing cards, gardening, telling stories, hunting and most of all, fishing. He had a knack and knowledge of construction and design and enjoyed building in his retirement.
Ivan is survived by his wife, Gloria Kovall of Annandale; children, Deborah Flicek Laschinger of Annandale, Mary Hindercheid of Petersburg, FL, John (Stephanie) Flicek of Le Center, Susan (Rick) Envey of Annandale and Jayne (Ron) Sticha of Savage; sisters, Darlene Harmon of Waterville, Beverly (Don) Taylor of Mesa, AZ and Marian Bailey of Nerstrand; twelve grandchildren, Deanna, Mariah, Cassie, Josh, Hannah, Sarah, Alex, Tess, Molly, Karissa, Steven and Liz; and seventeen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary; sisters, Helen Holicky, Mildred Sautter and Marian Wolfe; and brothers, Joe Flicek, Elroy Flicek and Jim Sirek.
The casket bearers will be Jordan Picka, Dalton Horejsi, Jerry Horejsi, Steven Liebhard, Alex Sticha, Jayne Sticha, Josh Stepka and Nathan Picka. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale and Parker Kohl Funeral Home of Faribault.