Katherine B. Kadrmas
Katherine B. Kadrmas, 96, Dickinson, died Monday, September 21, 2020 at St. Benedict’s Health Center, Dickinson. Katherine’s Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Friday, September 25, 2020 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Belfield with Fr. Daniel Berg as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Bernard’s Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with a rosary at 6:30 p.m. at Ladbury Funeral Service.
Katherine was born June 2, 1924 to Frank and Dora (Pavlenko) Stekar. She was raised and attended school in the Indian Springs Community north of Belfield. This is where she met and got engaged to Alfred Kadrmas. When Alfred joined the military and was deployed to the European Theatre in WWII, Katherine went to Milwaukee, Wis. and Minneapolis, Minn. to stay with family and work. While in Minneapolis she was approached to do modeling but chose to instead work a steady job at a Fig Newton Bar factory. After Alfred’s discharge he and Katherine eloped to Wibaux, Montana on April 19, 1945 and then had their marriage blessed on February 12, 1946. They were married 66 years.
Katherine and Alfred farmed north of Belfield in the Snow community and raised three children, Carol, Glen and Sherry. One of her proudest attainments was that all three of her children were able to go to college. Besides farming, they raised sheep, milked dairy cows, and had range cattle. Katherine kept busy raising chickens and tending a very large garden and did a vast amount of canning. They enjoyed spending 12 winters in Arizona, appreciating the warm weather and fishing before retiring to Dickinson. In 2009, they moved to Hawks Point Adult Living where she enjoyed visiting, playing bingo and cards.
Katherine is survived by her daughter, Sherry Kadrmas; son-in-law, Russ MacDonald, daughter-in-law, Sue Kadrmas; granddaughters, Wendy (Jared) Kessel and Dena (Brad) Sand; grandson, Logan (Carla) MacDonald; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Chantel, Jarrett, Shane and Derek Kessel, Lauren Sand and Will MacDonald; brother, Joseph Sivak; and sister, Eva (Ed) Hecker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Kadrmas; children, Carol MacDonald and Glen Kadrmas; parents, Frank Stekar and Dora Sivak; step-father, Joseph Sivak; sisters and brothers-in-law, Agnes (John) Gayda, Ann (Roy) Olheiser, Rose (Manford) Hage, Mary (Daniel Lee) Bilyou, Frances (Bill) Tiggas, Alice (Don) Somrak, Dorothy (Clinton) Merrick, Verna (Dick) Olson; and brother, Tony (Kathy) Stekar.
Arrangements are with Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, www.ladburyfuneralservice.com.