Igor Oleksandrovych Vovkovinskiy, of Rochester, Minnesota died on Friday, August 20, 2021 at Mayo Clinic Hospital St. Marys campus. He was born on September 18, 1982, in Bar, Ukraine, to Oleksandr Ladan and Svetlana Vovkovinska.
Igor moved to Rochester, MN over 30 years ago, in 1989. He graduated from John Marshall high school and Rochester Community and Technical College.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, occasional fishing and travelling, and helping the Ukrainian Army in any way he could.
Igor is preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, Svetlana; his brother, Oleh (Alla) Ladan; his niece, Kristina; his nephew, Andriy, and his step-sister Olha.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial of his cremated remains will be held at a later date.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Vovkovinskiy family; to share a special memory or condolence please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
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To the Family of Igor Vovkovinskiy - although I did not know you, I watched the video tribute to Igor with tears in my eyes. What a beautiful legacy he leaves in these photos of his love for his family, for people, for animals, for children and babies, and his support for Ukraine. His mother and family, so obviously truly devoted to him. What a beautiful life lived, despite pain and severe difficulties. May God bless you all. Sincerely, Theresa Zabliski
To the Family of Igor Vovkovinskiy
Please accept my expressions of Sympathy on the passing of Igor.
May God give you Strength, Peace, and Comfort in this difficult time.
Also take comfort in knowing that so many people care, and that Igor had such a positive influence on many of us. We celebrate with you the caring and wonderful person that Igor was.
My son Jeremy and I first met Igor and Svetlana at KMart , and his aunt interpreted for us after I tried to say hello in poor Russian. This was soon after Igor came to the Mayo Clinic.
I had occasion to visit with Igor several other times, including when he took his mother for a Mother’s Day dinner at old Victoria’s. I had visited with him a few times when he worked at Sam’s Club. I always enjoyed our visits and appreciated Igor’s sense of humor. I also have a great respect for how Igor dealt with his health issues and in overcoming adversity and setbacks.
I will fondly remember Igor for a long time.
I’m so sorry to hear of Igor’s passing. He helped me so much when I had to travel to Mayo Clinic and we became friends because of our unique health issues. Saying prayers for the family ❤️🩹
Сумуємо разом з вами і глибоко співчуваємо!!! Не можемо повірити, що Ігоря з нами вже немає!! Він був неймовірно доброю і щирою людиною і справжнім патріотом України. Всім нам його буде не вистачати. Світла і вічна пам'ять Ігорю!
My deepest condolences to Svetlana, Oleh, and other members of the Vovkovinskiy family on the death of Igor, who bore his physical afflictions with admirable nobility and grace. Vichnaya pamyat!
I did not know Igor personally but I knew of him through his media appearances. Igor was a special person and I greatly admired him. I am deeply saddened to hear he has passed away. My heart goes out to his wonderful mother and the rest of his family during this difficult time. We will always remember him.
I don't really know Igor personally but I am so inspired by his kindness and humility. Rest in Peace Igor..
Ellen told me that Igor has passed away.
My thoughts are with you at this sad time.
What a beautiful smile he had! Thank you for sharing the photos. May he rest in peace.
Prayers for your family .
My sincerest sympathies to your family and friends!