Joann Vik, 72, sister of Canton resident
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 11:46 AM
Joann Vik, 72, of Mazeppa, died Wednesday morning, March 26, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Joann Ella Gabor was born June 7, 1941, in St. Paul, to John E. and Virginia (Awes) Gabor.
At a young age, she moved with her family to Rochester. Joann graduated from John Marshall High School in Rochester in 1959, and then attended Rochester Junior College.
On Dec. 22, 1961, she married Raymond Vik at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Rochester. Shortly after their marriage, they lived in Corpus Christie, Texas, at the naval base where he was stationed.
In 1963, they moved to a farm near Mazeppa where they raised their family. She was a homemaker and started working for Mayo Clinic in Rochester in 1986 in the communications and scheduling department, retiring at age 65.
She was very active in her children's activities when they were growing up, serving as a Girl Scout leader and a member of the PTA.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Mazeppa, where she was very active, serving as a Sunday school teacher and in the Ladies Aid. She enjoyed playing bridge, being a member of the Self-Improvement Club and her Book Club. She loved to travel and especially enjoyed playing with her grandchildren, attending grandchildren's activities and spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Raymond; two sons, Eric Raymond and Chad Eugene (Corie), all of Mazeppa; one daughter, Virginia Gail Vik of Isanti; one grandson, Evan (Nicole) Vik; three granddaughters, Elise Vik, Brenna Vik and Tarynn Vik; one sister, Julie (Rene) Pena of Canton; one brother, Jim Gabor of Rochester and a sister-in-law, Jenny Doughty Gabor of Lake City.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Jack, sister, Jean and daughter, Jennifer.
The memorial service for her was held Saturday, March 29, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Mazeppa, with the Rev. Alan Horn officiating.
The family requests memorials to the donor's choice or flowers.
Schleicher Funeral Homes in Lake City assisted the family with the funeral arrangements.