Father George Kovalik died April 4. He was born Aug. 31, 1923. After his ordination May 31, 1947, he taught at Nazareth Hall and then served at his home parish, St. Cyril in Minneapolis. He also served at Immaculate Conception in Marysburg, St. Andrew in Elysian, St. Peter in Richfield and Our Lady of Victory and All Saints, both in Minneapolis.
He retired from active ministry on Sept. 1, 2009. A funeral Mass was to be celebrated April 11 at All Saints, where he served the sick and homebound. Interment is at Gethsemane Cemetery in New Hope.