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Ana Skradski

November 20, 1925 — February 7, 2017

Ana (Makar) (Mikan) Skradski, 91, died Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at her home in Kansas City, Kansas.
Ana Makar was born November 20, 1925, in Sraak, Yugoslavia (in present-day Croatia). She was the daughter of Ana (Blaevi) and Stjepan Makar.
Anas father was the son of Stejpan and Bara (Dolinar) Makar, who immigrated to the United states at the beginning of the 20th Century. Anas father was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1902, the first U.S. citizen in the family. After Stjepans father died in a mining accident in 1904, Bara Makar and her son returned to what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire (present-day Croatia). It was Anas fathers desire to return to the United States. When Ana was fifteen months old and her mother was pregnant with Anas brother, Stjepan, their father left Yugoslavia for good. Ana never saw him again.
Ana Makar married Ivan Mikan of Ribnik in Karlovac, Yugoslavia (present-day Croatia), in 1954. They had two daughters: Marica (Mary), born in 1955, and Ana (Ann), born in 1957. Ivan Mikan died in 1959. Independent and courageous, Ana, the widowed mother of two young girls, worked many hard jobs to support her family. A few years later, she met Mijo (Mike) Skradski, a kind man whom she married in 1970.
Ana Skradski dreamed of bringing her family to the United States for a better life. On January 9, 1971, they arrived in Kansas City. Ana worked at St. Margarets Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas, and Ace Electric in Kansas City, Missouri, and later babysat her grandchildren. She maintained a tidy home and a tidy garden, and she could be found baking strudel or povitica almost every Saturday. Her made-from-scratch noodle soup was legendary and a part of every Sunday and holiday meal. She loved her family and God above all else, and she was very important in the lives of her daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Ana is preceded in death by her parents, husband Ivan Mikan, brother Stjepan Makar, daughter Mary Staresinic, and grandson Ivan Vardijan. She is survived by her husband Mike Skradski, of the home; daughter Ann (Ivan) Vardijan, Kansas City, Kansas; grandchildren Diana (Jim) Staresinic-Deane, Ottawa, Kansas; David Staresinic, Basehor, Kansas; Michelle Eskina, Kansas City, Kansas; great-grandchildren Joseph and Ruth Staresinic, Basehor, Kansas; and Alexis and Zachary Eskina, Kansas City, Kansas; as well as several nieces and nephew.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm Friday, February 10th at Skradski Funeral Home, 340 N. 6th St., KCK where the rosary will be prayed at 6:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be 9 am Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church, 708 N. 4th St., KCK. Interment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

SERVICES Visitation
Friday, February 10, 2017 5:00 PM
Friday, February 10, 2017 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Funeral Mass
Saturday, February 11, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
St. John the Baptist 708 N. 4th Kansas City, Kansas 66101
Saturday, February 11, 2017 10:30 AM
Mt. Calvary Cemetery 38 & State Kansas City, Kansas 66102

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