Funeral mass for Beatrice Kadrmas, 90, of Dickinson, will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 30, 2022 at Queen of Peace Catholic church with Father Grant Dvorak celebrating. Burial will follow at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 29, 2022 at Stevenson Funeral Home with rosary and vigil held at 6:00 p.m.
Beatrice passed away July 26, 2022 at St. Luke's in Dickinson.
Beatrice “Bea” Kadrmas was born on January 20, 1932 in Hirschville, ND to Raymond and Monica (Boespflug) Gieser. Her family made their home in various towns throughout North Dakota, such as Rice Lake, Fort Yates, and Selfridge. She met Charles Kadrmas at a picnic in Versipee. The couple was married on November 8, 1950. They moved to the farm northwest of Dickinson where they made their home and raised their five children. Bea worked alongside Chuck on the farm until they retired to Dickinson in 1993.
Beatrice loved cooking and baking for her family. Her family was her world, and she welcomed them and their friends for dinner often. She was self-sufficient, making everything she needed by hand – soap, butter, ketchup, candles, homemade bread, pickles, you name it.
She enjoyed sewing, cross-stitching, and crocheting along with gardening. She did lots of reading, puzzles, and word searches. Beatrice was involved with the Homemakers Group and never missed a picnic. For many years she enjoyed attending water aerobics classes. Bea was especially proud of earning her GED. She enjoyed her years volunteering at Lincoln Elementary in her daughter’s classroom.
Beatrice is survived by her five children Kim (Helen) Kadrmas of Plymouth, MN, Keith Kadrmas of Hensler, ND, Ken (Rena) Kadrmas on the home farm, Elaine (Jim) Dennis of Dickinson, ND, and Tammie (Jeff) Dvorak of Gladstone, ND; 12 grandchildren: Brett Kadrmas, Melissa Kadrmas, Dan Kadrmas, Luke Kadrmas, Sarah Kadrmas, Jim Kadrmas, Dave Kadrmas, Angela Jung, Josh Gengler, Cole Gengler, Grant Dvorak, and Grace Dvorak; 13 great-grandchildren ShayLynn, Morgan, Timothy, Kolten, Kaci, Breya, Edison, Emma, Eva, Peyton, Abby, Autumn, and Drue.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 66 years, Charles; daughter-in-law Terry Kadrmas; and 10 brothers and sisters.