Agnes Angela (Dvorak) Stockert, 91, died peacefully in her sleep Friday, July 16, 2021, with her daughter holding her hand. Mass of Christian burial will be held 10 a.m. Friday, July 23 at Church of Corpus Christi, 1919 N Second St., Bismarck.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Eastgate Funeral Service, 2302 E Divide Ave., Bismarck. A prayer service will begin at 7 p.m.
Burial will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.
Agnes was born on July 12, 1930 in her home in Manning to Pete and Rose Dvorak. She had four sisters and five brothers. Her family had a farm in Manning and Agnes helped by milking cows and taking care of the house. Agnes completed the eighth grade and continued to work on the family farm. Her dad owned a horse named Butch who Agnes shared a special bond with when riding. Agnes met her husband, the love of her life, Anton Stockert, at a dance when she was 21 years old. They were married two years later on February 23, 1954. For the first six years of their marriage, Agnes and Tony farmed in Dunn County. After that, they moved to Dickinson for about two years, where she concentrated on raising her five children. They then moved to Sacramento, Calif., and during this time Agnes and Tony had their sixth child. In 1968, they returned to Dickinson. Agnes honed her craft of baking and she became known for her famous caramel rolls.
Agnes’ passion was her family. Holidays were known to be a big deal with homemade chicken noodle soup (noodles and all) and her many pies as well as her heavenly caramel rolls. When her family wasn’t visiting, Agnes and Tony would be visiting them at their homes. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and visiting a casino once in a while. Agnes taught her family to preserve when all odds are against you, how to be an amazing mother and grandmother, working hard for what you want and how to maintain a strong marriage.
She is survived by her sister, Minnie (Dvorak) Lefor; her sisters-in-law, Darlene Dvorak and Anna Marie Stockert, all of Dickinson; children, Tim (Janette) Stockert, Duvall, Wash., Duane (Sandy) Stockert, Dickinson, Audrey (Kevin) Kerner, Bismarck, Bonnie (Fran) Sickler, Duluth, Minn., Tammie (Terry) Herauf, Gillette, Wyo., Scott Stockert, Las Vegas, Nev.; 18 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; along with many nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and eight siblings.
To share memories of Agnes and to sign the online guestbook, go to www.eastgatefuneral.com.