Funeral Mass for Beata Havelka, 91, of New Hradec, will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 12, 2021 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in New Hradec, ND. Father Shane Campbell will celebrate the mass. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, July 11, 2021 at Stevenson Funeral Home with Rosary and Vigil beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Beata died on July 8, 2021 in the loving care of staff at Miller Pointe, Mandan, with her family at her side.
Beata was born at home along with her twin sister, Beatrice, on March 3, 1930 to Louis F. and Rose (Jilek) Sadowsky. She grew up on her parents’ farm in Dunn County and attended school through the 8th grade at Sts. Peter & Paul in New Hradec ND. She married George Havelka on November 11, 1953 at New Hradec. After their marriage, they moved to a farm near New Hradec in Stark County. She was a member of the Sts. Peter & Paul Altar Society, Catholic Workman Fraternity, Ladies Homemakers Club, and lifelong member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Daily prayer and her Catholic faith were her foundation.
Bea’s hobbies included crocheting, embroidery, sewing, baking bread & kolaches, making noodles, canning, playing cards and scrabble, and gardening. She especially loved flowers. A visit was not complete without a stroll through the flower garden. She knew many helpful time-saving tips when working in the kitchen. She prided herself on having clean, white, crisp clothes and every Monday was clothes washing day. She always had homemade treats to snack on and most everyone likely left with a sugar high. She loved ice cream. She enjoyed Christmastime and decorating the tree by herself. She loved listening and singing to old time music – polkas and waltzes and a nightly shot of peppermint schnapps. She enjoyed going on trips for many years.
She was only 58 when her husband, George, died. Loneliness was her nemesis for many years after that. She learned to drive with the help of a neighbor and regained her sense of independence while she remained on the farm. Later, her years at Evergreen in Dickinson brought her comfort – being around people. She enjoyed participating in all of the activities, bingo being her favorite. She never did understand the lockdown of COVID and inability of being with family while convalescing after hip surgery. She took comfort in the care given to her by the staff at Baptist Care Center Bismarck and Miller Pointe during her final days.
She is survived by her two daughters, Cheryl (Clyde) Fenster, Bismarck, ND, Linda (Keith) Dahlgren, Timber Lake, SD; two sons, Gerald Havelka, Dickinson, ND, Marvin (LeAnn) Havelka, Bismarck, ND; twin sister, Beatrice Rambousek, Dickinson, ND; brother-in-law, Otto (JoAnne) Havelka, Owatonna, MN; sisters-in-law Tillie Havelka, Bismarck, ND, Margaret Karsky, Clinton, MN, Mary Ann (Ernest) Fitterer, Glen Ullin, ND, and Charlotte Sadowsky, Hartford, CT; grandchildren Chris (LynnDee) Fenster, Curtis (Laudan) Fenster, Carissa Fenster, Ashley (Jamie) Arend, Blaine Dahlgren, Courtney (Harry Ulricksen II) Dahlgren, Garrett Havelka, Ben Havelka, and Jake Havelka; great-grandchildren Breanna, Caitlynn, and Gage Fenster, Adelaide and Arlo Fenster, Noah Shypkowski, Layla and Amari Williams, and Jase and Joby Arend.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George; parents Louis F. and Rose Sadowsky; father- and mother-in-law John and Mary Havelka; sisters Lillian (Charles) Bren, baby Rose Sadowsky, Patricia (David) Kubas; brothers Albert (Elsie) Sadowsky, baby Victor Sadowsky, Louis J. (Victoria) Sadowsky, Lawrence Sadowsky; brothers- and sisters-in-law Joseph (Tillie) Havelka, Laudie (Bridget) Havelka, Lillian (Joseph) Wegh, Emil Rambousek, Otto Karsky, Robert (Marjorie) Havelka, and David Havelka.
Whenever it was time to say goodbye, she would say ASAP – Always Say A Prayer – and Spanem Bohem (Godspeed).
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery Endowment Fund, New Hradec.