KIM PROVINZINO ZAUHARKim Provinzino Zauhar, 73, of Nashwauk, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, in Grand Village Nursing Home in Grand Rapids.
KIM PROVINZINO ZAUHAR
Kim Provinzino Zauhar, 73, of Nashwauk, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, in Grand Village Nursing Home in Grand Rapids.
Kim was born in Tucson, Ariz., May 8, 1940, to Doyle and Nell Givens. She attended Nashwauk grade school and graduated from North Phoenix High School in 1958. Kim attended Arizona State University and graduated in 1964 with a B.S. in nursing.
Kim was united in marriage to Dominic “Mecco” Provinzino in 1965, and they made their home in Nashwauk. She was employed at Doctor’s Hospital in Phoenix and worked as a student and graduate nurse at Hibbing General Hospital. She later worked at University Medical Center—Mesabi as a newborn nursery nurse for 24 years, retiring in 1997.
Kim was a member of St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Nashwauk. She was an excellent Finnish cook who learned to cook Italian meals for her family and neighborhood friends. If you ever heard the cowbell ring, you knew Kim was cheering for her boys at a sporting event. In 1990, she married John Zauhar.
She was preceded in death by husbands Dominic J. Provinzino in 1985 and John Zauhar Aug. 6, 2013; her father, F. Doyle Givens, in 1948; and her mother, Nell Koren, in 1994.
Kim is survived by her sons, Tim (Anita) Provinzino of Chisholm, Paul Provinzino of Cohasset and Tony (Toni Henderson) Provinzino of Comstock, Minn.; step-daughters Michelle (Bill) Smith of Austin, Texas, and Jean (Kevin) Hammelev of Glendale, Ariz.; grandchildren Whitney, Teagan and Dominic Provinzino, Rosemary (Brent) Hall, Ariel and Ariann Smith, and Matthew and Lauren Hammelev; great-grandson David John Hall; and several nieces and nephews.
VISITATION: 10 until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian burial Monday, Sept. 9, in St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Nashwauk. Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Hibbing.
Arrangements are with Dougherty Funeral Home, Hibbing. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit www.doughertyofhibbing.com.
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