Blanche Kovash

Blanche Kovash

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Mass of Christian Burial for Blanche Kovash, 90, of Dickinson, will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 20, 2020 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Dickinson, with Father Russ Kovash celebrating. Burial will follow at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery, Dickinson.

Public Visitation for Blanche will be from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, November 19th at Stevenson Funeral Home, followed by a Private Family Rosary and Vigil Service.

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Blanche passed away, Monday, November 16, 2020 at St. Benedict’s Health Center, Dickinson.
Blanche Irene Kovash was born June 30, 1930 in Dickinson to Louis and Mary (Sadowsky) Ficek. Blanche grew up on the family farm near Manning, ND. She attended country school, later graduating from Model High School in Dickinson. She worked as a teller at Liberty National Bank in Dickinson for several years. Blanche married Raymond Kovash on June 2, 1952 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Dickinson. Along with their four children, they farmed northeast of Dickinson for 50 years prior to moving into Dickinson in 2001.
The love of her life was her family and being a farm wife. Blanche was deeply drawn to beauty, which led to her deep passion and gift for gardening and flowers. This was never more apparent than, as a young girl, she planted her first lawn and “mowed” it with her scissors. She also loved creating, which was shown in her quilting, crocheting, needlework, sewing, baking, and cooking. Blanche was an avid Trinity Titan fan and a devout member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Along with being a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Blanche will also be remembered for her competitive spirit and willingness to take on a challenge.

Blanche is survived by her children, Darcy Kovash, Dickinson; Perry (Sonja) Kovash, Dickinson; Father Russ Kovash, Williston, ND; daughter-in-law, Diane Kovash, Dickinson; eight grandchildren, Jennifer (Jason) Hulstein, Vanessa (Brian) Smith, Jesse (Patty) Kovash, Heather (Mike) Harman, Ashley (Luke) Steiner, Katie (Brooks) Thorson, Brittni (Chad) Glasser, and Parker (Lacey) Pladson; and 23 great-grandchildren with one on the way; in-laws Mary Dukart, Lillian Kovash and Donna Kovash; Albert and Evelyn Kovash.
Blanche was preceded in death by her husband Raymond, son Monte, sister, Bertha and Tony Kralicek; and an infant brother.

Blanche’s family suggest memorials to Dickinson Catholic Schools and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
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    Friday, November 20th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, November 20th, 2020 11:00am
    St. Patrick's Catholic Church
    310 2nd St. West
    Dickinson, ND 58601
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Thomas Kennedy

Posted at 10:01am
Russ, Perry and family,

I was saddened to learn of the passing of your Mother. I remember her to be highly engaged in the activities of your high school career along with being a very proud parent. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time.

Thomas (THS '82) and Melisa Kennedy

Michael Maus

Posted at 05:44pm
Condolences to the Kovash family. Mike Maus

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Posted at 10:34am
Father Russ and the entire Kovash family, with deepest sympathy we send our warmest condolences.
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Bunky Nistler

Posted at 05:54pm
To the Kovash family,
My deepest sympathies to all of your families on the loss of Blanche. I only know her as, Fr. Russ' ,mother!😊 He talked about his love for his mom , n stopping to see her often, when he was pastor in Beach.
I do remember seeing her, though, at St. Benedicts last Feb. My mother, Joan Pavlish, was a resident there, but now also has passed away. I saw Fr. Russ there with his mom n he took her to the activity room. She seemed like a wonderful woman who enjoyed people n activities.
My thoughts n prayers r with each of you!!
I know Fr. Russ as he was our pastor in Beach , n also was there for my husband//family/I ,throughout his months of cancer.
Bunky Nistler
Beach, ND

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Posted at 12:12pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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