Rosalie Kudrna

Rosalie Kudrna

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A Private funeral mass for Rosalie Kudrna, 79, of Dickinson, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, with Msgr. Thomas Richter celebrating. Rosalie’s Funeral Mass will be open to her family and extended family. Those attending are reminded to practice proper social distancing recommendations. To view the live-stream of Rosalie’s Funeral Mass, please go to the Queen of Peace Catholic Church Facebook page or website at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow at the North Dakota Veteran’s Cemetery in Mandan. Public visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson with a rosary and vigil being held at 6:00 p.m.

Rosalie passed away Friday, May 22, 2020 at CHI St. Alexius Health in Dickinson, after a short battle with cancer.

Rosalie was born October 18, 1940 to Ray and Minnie (Jahner) Messmer. She was raised on a farm in Richardton along with ten siblings, and attended St. Mary’s School.

Rosalie married the love of her life, Wayne Kudrna on October 24, 1960 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Richardton. Together they raised their family in Dickinson.

Rosalie worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital for 40 years and retired in 2011. Rosalie had a very strong faith and always attended daily mass and adoration. She enjoyed gardening, playing cards, traveling and having coffee with friends. Rosalie was a member of the Catholic Daughters and the West River Community Center.
Rosalie found great pride in being a homemaker. She loved to cook, bake, can and was always trying new recipes. She had a talent for creating delicious meals at her home, where drop-ins were always welcome.
Most of all she loved to spend time with her family, and spent hours playing cards and games with her children and grandchildren.

Rosalie is survived by her husband of 59 years, Wayne; five children; Doug (Joy) Kudrna, Dickinson, Perry (Gaylene) Kudrna, Rapid City, SD, Cheryl (Carold) Wingerter, Oak Grove, MN, Carol (Kevin) Dahly, Minot, Allan (LaRae) Kudrna, Dickinson; 19 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters; Sr. Stephanie Messmer, Valley Of Our Lady Monastery, WI, Margie Messer, Dickinson, Jeanie (Jim) Barta, San Diego, CA, Bernie (Dennis) Brady, Bismarck; brothers, David (Angie) Messmer, Mandan, Wallace (Kathy) Messmer, Dickinson, Tim (Donna) Messmer, Winnemucca, NV, Ralph Messmer, FT. Mohaue, AZ.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Minnie Messmer, brother, Tony Messmer; sister, Annie Messmer; infant sister, Mary; brothers-in-law, Ted and Marvin Messer; sister-in-law, Jackie Messmer; and nieces, Cora Messmer and Mary Messmer-Rosario.

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    Queen of Peace Catholic Church
    725 12th Street West
    Dickinson, ND 58601
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Norma Berg

Posted at 12:28am
I was so sad to learn of Rosalie's passing, she was one of the coolest neighbors to us all those years, I have so many memories, that it is hard to know which one to list but I think the funniest one was when Snoopy stole her ham, and Tony Frank had to bring it back, Rosalie just laughed, she was really a wonderful woman. My deepest sympathy, Norma (Frank) Berg.

Arlene Stockert

Posted at 09:37pm
I was so sad to hear Rosalie had passed away. She was a wonderful woman and a great friend to our mother, Margaret Frank. We shared many family events with Wayne and the family as neighbors. Going through moms old recipe books she had many great ones from Rosalie, especially the pig ears recipe that Norma and I made a few years ago. She will be missed greatly. Happy to have known her and the family. God bless all of you during this difficult time.
Arlene Stockert(Frank)

Irene Wehri

Posted at 12:09pm
What a beautiful and gracious lady! I have fond memories of Rosalie at St. Mary's High School in Richardton.
May she be richly rewarded for her dedication to God and family. Spread those angel wings, Rosalie!
A friend,
Irene (Morman) Wehri

Ryan M. Pesicka

Posted at 01:15pm
Love you all. My sincerest condolences. Love, Ryan
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Kim Buck

Posted at 01:07pm
Thank you for posting the service. It was beautiful. Rosalie was a remarkable woman. We have many fond memories of her. We are all thinking and praying for you. We feel your pain and heartache.

Kim Buck (Kudrna)

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