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Viola Jovonovich

Viola “Barbara” (Wickham) Jovonovich, 87, a resident of Brainerd, died Wednesday, March 30, 2011, in Ocean Springs, Miss.

Barbara was born Jan. 21, 1924, to Frank and Zelma (Strong) Wickham. She was married to Joseph Jovonovich (deceased) for 60 years. She is survived by her children Joseph, John, Robert, Jean and Jane; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; her brother Ray and numerous nieces and nephews.

Barbara was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and Guild. She was a volunteer for the MN Mother Mentoring program, YMCA swimming group and the Catholic Guild.

A memorial service will be held Friday, April 8, 2011 at 3 p.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church. The family requests that charitable donations be made in lieu of flowers.