Funeral mass for Mary Dukart, 90, formerly of Manning, will be 1:00 pm Friday, January 8, 2021 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Dickinson with Father Russ Kovash celebrating. Burial will follow at Killdeer Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, January 7 from 1-7:30 pm with rosary and vigil starting at 7:30 at Stevenson Funeral Home. A second visitation will be Friday, January 8 from 8 am - 12 pm at Stevenson Funeral Home.
For those attending, please follow recommendations from the CDC and ND Department of Health. If you are unable to attend you may view the live webcast of Mary's funeral service, rosary and vigil. Go to the Stevenson Funeral Home website, click on Mary's photo, select photos and videos and find the webcast. The livestream will be active about 15 minutes before the services.
Mary Dukart passed away January 5, 2021 at St Luke's in Dickinson.
Love What Matters
Our Mother’s Apron
Written By: Marietta Karey
The use of Grandma’s Apron was to protect her dresses underneath because she only had a few; Grandma wore them daily whether they were old or new.
This Apron was a gift from above; it was used as potholders for removing hot pans from the oven, and to carry the large bread bowls that baked up the homemade bread that we all loved!
The Apron was even wonderful at times for drying my brother’s and sister’s tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.
From the chicken coop, the Apron was used for carrying eggs. From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables; often after the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls as well.
When company came Aprons were ideal hiding places for us kids. It even worked for canning when it came to tightening lids.
And then when unexpected company drove in, it was surprising how much furniture that old Apron could dust when a bit of cleaning began.
When dinner was ready you would always see Grandma in her best Apron welcoming everyone in to share her meal. With delight, everyone took their place at the table with hungry appetites. When the meal was finished you would find Grandma smiling from within, for she knew the meal she had prepared was a definite win!
Grandma sewed many Aprons for us all; whether you were a child short or tall. From cookies to caramel rolls, it treated us well and it surely didn’t matter how dirty it was, for none of us ever cared because all we caught from that Apron--- WAS LOVE
Those who were blessed to receive this love were her six children and their families. Daryl (Reyne) Dukart of Dunn Center and their children JohnnieRae (D) and Chris Geving and daughters Lynn (Nathan) Kuntz and their daughter HadieRae; Samantha (Chris) and their boys John and Liam. Cody (Jenn) Dukart and their children: Colby(Fiance Cheyanne) RaiLeigh Strommen, and Emma; Heidi(Jay) Krank and their children: Colten, Jayne, Mariska, and Kyler; Doug (Sandy) Dukart of Manning and their children; Derrick(Angie) and their children: Iris, Ian and Jude; Amy(Jeremy) Norby and their children: Faith, Tate, and Clover; Brian (Rebeca) Dukart and their children: Maya and Willa; Marcia (Armand) Poirier of Lorette, MB. Canada and their children: Andrea (Jason) Adams and their daughter Charlotte, Justin (Nikki) Poirier and Justin’s sons Aiden and Eithan; Michelle and Derek Kalma and their son Carter; Delvin (Kelley) Dukart and their children: Jessica (Chris) Klym and their children Brayden and Hailey; Dustin (Megan) Dukart and their children: Hudson, Hoyt, Hayes, Holden and Heston. Becky (Sam) Buchmann and their children Ellie, Hadley, and Lane; Katie (Justin) Eggen and their daughter Aubrey; Marietta (Tom) Karey and their children: Josh (Baelee) Karey and their son Bennett and a baby on the way; Moriah (Devin) Frank and their children Emerson and Easton; Melinda (Joe) Fridrich and their children: Austin, Dylan (Taylar), Joey and Isaac. Mary is also survived by her brother Albert (Evelyn) Kovash, In Laws, Lilian Kovash, Donna Kovash, Lorraine Dukart, Christ and Eileen Dukart, Norman Dukart and Paul (Shirley) Dukart.
We celebrate the love for Mary Dukart who passed on January 5th, 2021, at St. Luke’s Home. Mary was born on July 16th, 1930 at her Grandma Rose Sadowsky’s house. Mary married Herman Dukart on November 17th, 1952. They lived and worked hard on various farms until in 1958 they purchased the HillTop Ranch.
Preceding Mary as she embraced God’s hand, was the love of her life, Herman Dukart, her husband of 62 years. We know they will be dancing soon! Others that Mary will get to embrace will be her granddaughter JohnnieRae, her mom and dad, Peter and Mary Kovash, infant twin sister, her siblings; Martha and Ludwig Karsky, Ray and Blanche Kovash, Henry Kovash, Wilfred and Georgia Kovash and Ron Kovash.
The family would like to thank the Park Villa and St. Luke’s staff for their years of caring for Mary.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials be given to the Dunn County 4-H organizations, Killdeer Cemetery or a charity of your choice.