Joseph J. KadrmasA funeral Mass for Joseph J. Kadrmas, 101, Dickinson, is 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Dickinson, with Rev. Shannon Lucht and Rev. Chris Kadrmas con-celebrating. Burial will take place in St. Wenceslaus Cemetery.
A funeral Mass for Joseph J. Kadrmas, 101, Dickinson, is 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Dickinson, with Rev. Shannon Lucht and Rev. Chris Kadrmas con-celebrating. Burial will take place in St. Wenceslaus Cemetery.
Visitation for Joseph is noon to 9 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson, with a rosary and vigil service at 7 p.m.
Joseph passed away Monday, March 4, at St. Benedict’s Health Center in Dickinson.
Joseph J. “Joe” Kadrmas was born Sept. 24, 1911, in Dunn County, the son of J.J. and Marie (Kubik) Kadrmas. He attended country school and Roosevelt Elementary through the eighth grade.
On Oct. 26, 1938, Joe married Mildred L. Fisher. They moved to a farm northwest of Dickinson where they raised grain, dairy cattle and beef cattle. To this union, Joan, Arnold, Linda and Doug were born.
They moved to Dickinson in 1976, making it their home since. Always a farmer at heart, Joe loved nothing more than drives in the country to check out the crops.
He enjoyed bowling, having coffee with his friends and playing pool with his grandchildren. In his early years, he enjoyed fishing and pheasant hunting.
Joe was skilled at repairing the broken and refurbishing the worn. He was always appreciative of all things. He often looked for the positive in conversations, reassuring everyone that “things could be worse.”
In his later years, Joe called St. Benedict’s his home.
Joe was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 4th Degree Knight of Council 1515 and Catholic Workman. He also made hundreds of rosaries which he gave to family, friends and the missions.
Joe is survived by his children: Joan (Andrew) Schmidt of Dickinson, Arnold (Gayle) Kadrmas of Lewiston, Idaho, Linda (Michael Schaal) Kadrmas of St. Paul, Minn., and Doug Kadrmas of Baltimore; nine grandchildren: Nancy (Martin) Betts, Robert (Melissa) Schmidt, Kenn (Kari) Schmidt, Mark Schmidt, Gregory Schmidt, Mike (Stephanie) Kadrmas, Dan (Julie) Kadrmas, Aaron (Samantha) Kadrmas, and Ellen Schaal; 12 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joe (Clara) Fisher, Gladys Fisher, and Martha Kadrmas; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 71 years, Mildred; grandson, Alan Schmidt; brothers and spouses, Louis J. (Emma) (Mary), John C., Robert F. (Edith), Edmond R. (Georgene); sisters and spouses, Henrietta (Frank) Dolezal, Francis (Laudie) Ridl, Mary (Charles) Dolezal, Bessie (Charles) Sivak and infant Eleanor.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.stevensonfuneralhome.com.
Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson
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