MARY (MENDESH) ZANKOMary (Mendesh) Zanko, 89, of Duluth passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Diamond Willow, Lester Park.
Mary (Mendesh) Zanko, 89, of Duluth passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Diamond Willow, Lester Park.
Mary was born on Jan. 8, 1924 in Croatia to Matt and Rose Mendesh.
She graduated from Denfeld High School and resided in West Duluth. Mary was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic where she was a Confirmation teacher. She later became a member of St. James Catholic Church.
Mary was united in marriage to Jerome Zanko in 1944. Together they raised five children.
Mary was an avid reader with a passion for politics.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 51 years, Jerome; sister, Anne Chapinski; brother, John Mendesh; and son-in-law, James "Cubby" Olson.
Mary is survived by her children Mary Jeanne Olson, Elizabeth Zanko, Jerry "Sam" (Carolyn) Zanko, Tony (Pat) Zanko, and Larry (Greta) Zanko; grandchildren, Amy, Jennifer, Laura, Cara, Michael, David, Nathan, and Elizabeth; great grandsons, Niky and Spencer; sisters, Katherine Kovach and Millie Call; brother, Tony (Kay) Mendesh; sister-in-law, Carolyn Mendesh; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff of Keystone Bluffs and Diamond Willow, Lester Park for the excellent care given to Mary.
VISITATION: 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday, June 20, 2013 in St. James Catholic Church, 721 N 57th Ave W, in Duluth. Interment will be at Oneota Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. James School.
To leave a memory of Mary or words of support, please visit www.bellbrothersfuneralhome.com