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Funeral Service

Assumption Catholic Church
Friday January 7th, 2022

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Assumption Catholic Church
Friday January 7th, 2022
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Dorothy L. Kalka

Dorothy L. Kalka, 86, formerly of Pembina, ND passed away Friday, December 31, 2021 at Valley Senior Living in Grand Forks, ND. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, January 7, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at the Assumption Catholic Church in Pembina, ND. Visitation will be held at the church for one hour before the time of services on Friday.
Dorothy was born August 27, 1935 at Pembina, ND to Amos and Nancy (Sandberg) Jerome. She grew up in Pembina and graduated from Pembina High School.
On October 19, 1955, she married Walter “Laddie” Kalka in Pembina, ND. Dorothy worked as a telephone operator and later at Motor Coach Industries; she then operated a daycare in Pembina. Things she enjoyed were crafts, flowers, and working on family genealogy. In 2010, she moved to Grand Forks, ND.
She is survived by her children: Jon Kalka, Pembina, ND, Mary (Craig) Knutson, Hudson, WI, Diane (Joel) Muir, Hallock, MN, Jerry (Lisa) Kalka, Cottage Grove, MN, son-in-law, Peyton Stanlake, Parkers Prairie, MN; grandchildren: Carl and Greta Knutson, Mariah Tvrdik (Scott Walker), Christina Tvrdik (Jr. Diehl), Nicholas Tvrdik (Vicky Townsend), Madison Muir, Kassidy and Colton Kalka, great-grandchildren: Sylvie, Wesley, and Gavin, step-grandchildren: Chelsey (Bryan) Burt, Chase Stanlake, Alexis Stanlake (Wyatt Grondahl). Also surviving are her step-great grandchildren, Harper, Rowan and Vienna, sister, Doris (Don) Swanson, and supportive friend, Jan Tweeten.
Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, Walter “Laddie”, daughter, Jan Stanlake, and great-grandson, Andrew Tvrdik-Walker, brothers: Leonard, Lavern, and Merle “Hona” Jerome, and sisters: Eleanor Tucker and Ruth Humble.

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So sorry to hear of Dorothy's death. RIP

Dawn Walker May 3 2022 1:47 PM

I have always admired Dorothy because she lived life with such grace. This is what I will remember the most. She will continue to be a role model for my family and everyone that came to know her. I am happy that she will forever be my mother-in-law.

CRAIG L KNUTSON Jan 7 2022 1:53 PM

Diane, I was so very sorry to hear about your mother's passing. I pray that God will give you comfort and strength in this difficult time. Cherish your good memories, dear friend

Geri Alper Jan 5 2022 1:26 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dorothy Kalka

Cher Hanson Wenstad Jan 4 2022 8:42 AM

Sorry for your loss. I remember Dorthy as. Avery nice person. She had very nice children.. Payers are sent.

Betty Hart Jan 3 2022 6:00 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. She was such a wonderful person! She truly was one of my favorites! I always looked forward to my visits with her. She talked very highly of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Please know I am thinking of all of Dorothy's family during this difficult time. She was one of a kind and will be missed!

Shelly Scholand Jan 3 2022 11:48 AM

Our prayers continuing for y'all.Great wonderful memories with Great Aunt Dorothy & Family. I love y'all

Penny Shasteen Jan 3 2022 8:40 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dorothy Kalka

percette Grube Forbes Jan 3 2022 8:27 AM

So sorry for your loss my prayers go out to the family.My heart aches for you all as well as my tears flow with yours. She was such a Happy person prior to her illness and she had a great sense of humor I am very grateful to have her as my Aunt I loved her so much.I remember your mom and my mom talking about living together and they both shook there heads no and said where sister we can't live together it was a funny moment just thought I would share that.She will be deeply missed and may God help your family in healing during all this. Once again my heart goes out to you all and I love you all.Sorry I can not be there for you all.Love always and forever Michelle Crowe.

Michelle Crowe Jan 2 2022 10:52 PM

So sorry for your loss. May your memories of you mom always place a smile on your face. My mom and dad always enjoyed your family

Paula Peplow Jan 2 2022 9:05 AM