August 1, 1923 – November 19, 202
Mike lived in Mason City his entire life, except the years he served in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific during WW II.
Upon his return from the war, Mike went to work at the Mason City Brick & Tile, where he remained employed his entire working career.
In his leisure time Mike had two passions: He loved fishing. He spent his weekends fishing the pits and rivers around Mason City with his wife and both sons. His other passion was polka dancing. Although he was a quiet man throughout most of his life, when he heard a polka being played he was the first to be up and on the dance floor.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ann to whom he was married to for 72 years. Other surviving family members are: His sons Jim (Lizabeth Bogard) Ivonavitch and Rick (Celia Read) Ivonavitch. Grandchildren: Clay (Sarah) Ivonavitch, Katelin (Cody) Lugar, Jennifer Ivonavitch, and Bryn (Mike) Ivonavitch-Craft. Siblings: Bob Ivonavitch and Mildred Evans.
There will be no immediate services for Mike. There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.
Fullerton Funeral Home, 123 2nd St SE, Mason City, IA 50401, 641-423-8676 www.Fullertonfh.com Facebook/Fullertonfuneralhomes