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.