HELEN I. KUCHAR

Helen Isabelle Kuchar, of Mora, died on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at Eastwood Senior Living Center in Mora. She was 90 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE  will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora, with Fr. Eugene Plaistad officiating.

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church.

INURNMENT will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Mora.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials are prefered to: Kanabec County Hospice, St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Eastwood Senior Living Center. 

Helen I. Kuchar, of Mora, died on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at the Eastwood Senior Living Center. She was 90 years old.

Helen was born on the farm to Walter and Ruth (Garvin) DeVore at Dawson, ND on May 2, 1923 and graduated from Dawson High School.  Helen finished one year of college at NDSU in Fargo, ND, studying home economics, where she met Stan, her husband.  Stan and Helen were married at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fargo and resided in Fargo while Stan finished his pharmacy degree.  The resided briefly in Anoka before settling in Mora, where they raised their children: 5 daughters and 1 son.

Helen was a truly devoted wife and mother who considered her faith in God and family of most importance. Helen always placed the needs of family and others before herself.  She enjoyed traveling and visiting family around the United States and the cruise to Glacier Bay, AK; a gift from the family.  Helen loved the beauty of nature and being outdoors.

Helen and Stan were blessed to celebrate their 67th Wedding Anniversary on August 27, 2013. 

She was preceded in death by an infant son Michael; son David; parents Walter and Ruth DeVore; and sister Doris Hagens.

She is survived by her husband Stan of Mora; daughters Ruth (Joe) Henry of Duluth, Sr. Kathy Kuchar of Crookston, Marcia (Gary) Jensen of Ham Lake,  Sue (Ben) Janik of Whitefish, MT, Jacki (Jeff) Molnar of Bemidji; daughter-in-law Cynthia Kuchar of Denver, CO;  13 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sis Maxine (Bob) Foye of Roseville; other relatives and friends.

The family wishes to extend their thanks to Eastwood Senior Living Center and the Kanabec Hospice staff and workers for the special care given to Helen.

A Memorial Service was held on Thursday, September 5th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora.  Fr. Eugene Plaisted and Rita Clasemann officiated.  Music was provided by Kris Paulson and the St. Mary’s Choir.  Urn bearers were Helen’s grandchildren Christopher, Kyle, Christine, Joann, Nikki, Jeona, Amata, Daniele, Luke, Johanna, Anastasia, Nathan and Matthew.  Honorary urn bearers were Kanabec County Hospice and Eastwood Senior Living caregivers and staffs.  Inurnment was at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Kanabec County Hospice, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, or Eastwood Senior Living Center.

8 guestbook entries for HELEN I. KUCHAR

  1. Sharon kaliszewski-Lewellin September 2, 2013 at 8:24 pm #

    I’ve been blessed to spend the last couple years with Helen. She is the most caring unselfish person I have ever met. The entire Kuchar Family have been a huge support for myself and my family. I truly love each one of you. Thank you for allowing me to take care of Helen and feel part of your family. God bless you all.

  2. Judith Kadlec September 3, 2013 at 10:01 am #

    Sincere Sympathy – Helen was just the kindest lady – May precious memories shared with family & friends give you comfort – In our prayers
    Ron & Judy Kadlec

  3. Dave & Judy Dupree September 3, 2013 at 12:15 pm #

    Dear Sister Kathy, Our prayers are with you and your family at this time. We are sad for your loss, but at the same time, we also rejoice with you that your Mother is in God’s heavenly kingdom. May she rest in peace. May God hold you in the palm of His hand and give you peace, comfort and reassurance. With sincere thoughts and prayers.
    Dave and Judy Dupree

  4. Anna Vorel September 3, 2013 at 1:05 pm #

    Though I never met Helen, I love dearly one of her daughters… Susie. Helen was described as “the most caring, unselfish person I have ever met.” Apples do not fall far from trees. This also describes Susie and I am grateful Helen brought Susie into this world. Through the miles, please know I hold ALL of Helen’s daughters in prayer for you to feel God’s comforting arms around you.

  5. Dot Osterdyk September 3, 2013 at 10:05 pm #

    I had the privilege to get to know this wonderful woman. She was such a strong and special lady. She would never complain and was always positive. One thing she said that will always be remembered is “There’s always someone in worse shape than me” She was always grateful for anything that anyone did for her. I will miss her positive attitude and personality. She will be in my thoughts often. She is now with God and the suffering is over. She will be smiling down on us from Heaven.

  6. Jim & Marcie Kuchar September 4, 2013 at 9:23 am #

    I am the Stan’s youngest brother. They were married when I was six years old. I remember the times they woould come to the farm to vist. I alway thought that Helen was such a kind person, always considerate to those around her. W pray that she is now at home in heaven and joined by her sons, Micheal and David. May God Bless her soul. Our thoughts and prayers are with her, brother Stan and the family.

  7. Liz Larson September 4, 2013 at 10:12 pm #

    I am blessed to be the Godchild of Stan and Helen. To have people like them support your life’s journey is the ultimate gift. Bless you Helen, for always making me feel loved and welcomed. You have been a huge influence on my life and I can only hope to be as good a person as you. Your legacy of love lives on in my heart. Thank you.

  8. Maureen Josephson September 6, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    Dear Ruth & family, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. May her soul rest in peace and may God be with all of you during this difficult time! Sincerely, Maureen Josephson

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