Eleanor Clara Kudrna, Dickinson, ND (1916 - 2012)
December 16, 1916 - July 5, 2012
Eleanor Kudrna passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2012, at the Country House in Dickinson, ND. Eleanor Clara Barta was born Dec. 16, 1916, on the family farm in Billings County. She grew up and attended local country school. She later met William Kudrna and the two were married on June 26, 1934, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in New Hradec. The couple made their home on the farm 10 miles north of South Heart. Together they raised their family of six children: Ray, Alvin, Leonard, Sandra, Bill and Robbie. In 1956, the family moved to Dickinson, where they made their home ever since.
Eleanor enjoyed cooking and baking for her family. No one ever left her home hungry. She also loved to spend time gardening, playing cards, BINGO, and listening and dancing to old time polka music. She had a fabulous sense of humor and loved to pick and joke with all of her family and friends. Family was Eleanor's life; spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren meany everything to her.
Eleanor is survived by one daughter, Sandra (John) Rodgers of Sandpoint, ID; four sons: Raymond (Leota) Kudrna of Plover, WI, Alvin (Edie) Kudrna of Janesville, WI, Bill Kudrna of Janesville, WI, and Robbi (Trina) of Dickinson, ND; one daughter-in-law, Gladys Kudrna of Millston, WI; 13 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anton and Mary (Splichal) Barta; her husband, William; one son, Leonard; four brothers: Joe, Albert, Frank, and Tony; and seven sisters: Stacy, Lillian, Anna, Rose, Mary, Agnes, and Emma.
Funeral Mass for Eleanor Kudrna, 95, of Dickinson, ND, will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at QUEEN OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH, Dickinson, with Father Shannon Lucht celebrating. Burial will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Dickinson.
Visitation for Eleanor will be Monday, July 9, 2012, from 12 Noon until 4 p.m. at STEVENSON FUNERAL HOME; continuing from 5 until 9 p.m., at QUEEN OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH, with a Rosary and Vigil service being held at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at STEVENSON FUNERAL HOME.
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Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson