Funeral Mass for Keary James Kadrmas, of Dickinson will be 10:00 am Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Msgr. Thomas Richter celebrating. Burial will immediately follow mass at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Dickinson, ND.
Visitation for Keary will be 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Tuesday, December 29th at Stevenson Funeral Home with a rosary and vigil service held at 6:00 pm. Please adhere to social distancing guidelines provided by the CDC and ND Department of Health. To view the live webcast of the funeral mass, rosary, and vigil, please go to www.stevensonfuneralhome.com.
Keary James Kadrmas, a life-long resident of Dickinson, ND, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Sanford Health Hospital in Bismarck with his family by his side holding his hands.
Keary was born in Dickinson on October 9th, 1951, the son of Charles A. and Mildred (Dvorak) Kadrmas. He graduated from Dickinson High School in 1970. He married the love of his life, Sharmaine Mae Kubik on November 25, 1970 at St. Patrick’s Church in Dickinson, ND. They were blessed with two children, Korey James and Stacey Mae. Keary was a farmer first and business man second. He and Sharmaine were life-long partners farming north of New Hradec on the family farm until 2018 when they retired and leased their land to his nephews. He was very proud of his farm and took exceptional care of his equipment. Keary and Sharmaine also ran successful businesses in Dickinson including Kadrmas Tire (1983 to 2010), KK Auto (1993 to 1995), and Ryder/U-Haul Rental (1996-2010). Keary was a true entrepreneur and loved to teach his kids how to work hard, be problem solvers, and ensure the customer understood they come first! Keary was an API member for over 25 years where he organized the annual Christmas Party and enjoyed participating in the fish fry/golf tournament each summer. He was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church and a fraternal brother to the Elks and Eagles Club. He also enjoyed helping in any capacity with Sherry’s Wishes Charity event each summer.
Keary loved his wife Sharmaine and this past November they celebrated 50 years of marriage. Keary would sneak her love notes that usually said ‘Love you, Forever and Ever’ on various occasions and for no reason other than to say he loved her. To many he had a tough exterior, but those who knew him well have many stories of his caring and compassion. Keary was very proud of his children and their accomplishments and loved to spoil his grandson Duke Charlie. Keary enjoyed taking trips to visit his family in Colorado, Minnesota or Georgia. He loved cooking for family and friends and was famous for his chicken noodle soup! He loved fishing trips when he was younger and golfing when he was older. His latest favorite pastime was taking the dogs for “puppy rides” several times a day around town to visit people and/or businesses or trips to the farm to look at the crops. Keary was also very proud of his collection of antique John Deere tractors and collectibles.
His beautiful life will be forever cherished in the lives of his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Sharmaine (Kubik) Kadrmas; his daughter Stacey Mae Kadrmas; son Korey Kadrmas, daughter-in-law Erin (Smit) Kadrmas, and grandson Duke Charlie Kadrmas; his brother Chuck Kadrmas and sister in law Susan (Thompson) Kadrmas and their loving family, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is proceed in death, by Father Charles A Kadrmas, Mother Mildred Kadrmas and Sister Sherry (Kadrmas) Mikkelsen.
Memorials may be given to the Bismarck Cancer Center (www.bismarckcancercenter.com) or Amen Food Pantry of Dickinson. Flowers are also appreciated and can be coordinated through Stevenson Funeral Home. Lastly, our family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the doctors and nurses at Sanford Hospital, CHI Hospital, and the Bismarck Cancer Center in helping Keary fight this long battle and go home to God on his terms.