James Max Kovarik III (Max Ficon), age 32, of Milaca, MN, passed away unexpectedly on July 8, 2016. Memorial service will be held Saturday, July 16th at 3 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Milaca. Visitation will be from 1 – 3 PM at the church on Saturday. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Cheryl Kovarik; nephew, Tyler Marx; niece, Madalyn Kovarik; grandparents, Ed and Shirley Schafbuch and uncle, Bill Schafbuch. He is survived by his father, James (Judy) Kovarik; siblings, Jason (Dawn) Kovarik, Ja’Nane Kovarik, Mandee (Robert) Frisk, Jeri Kovarik, Jeni (Andrew) Marx, Jordan (Jenna) Kovarik, and Jeff (Becky) Kovarik; nephews, Matt, Odin, Mitchel, Matthew, Drew, Jeffrey, Michael, Chase and Jevin; nieces, Starlynn, Hanna, Morgandy, Azlynn, Pamela, Sara, Lilli and Aurora; paternal grandma, Janet; aunts, uncles, cousins and his beloved cat, Hunter.
James was born June 22, 1984 in Coon Rapids, MN. He moved to Milaca in 1991 with his family and attended school in Milaca. With a big heart and a soft spot for kids, he was a good uncle who loved and spoiled his nieces and nephews whenever he could. He was kind and would give to anyone who needed help. He was always looking out for others. With a kind heart and a little smirk, he was a goofball at times, loved his ravioli out of the can and debating with anyone he could (sometimes just to get your goat). He will be missed by many.