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Edna Kakela

Edna Kakela, 90, of Langdon, ND, passed away Friday, June 7, 2019, at Pembina County Memorial Hospital in Cavalier, ND.

Mary Edna Broderick was born October 17, 1928, in Towner County to Lawrence and Bertha (Held) Broderick. She graduated from Rock Lake High School in 1947 as the salutatorian. On November 27, 1947, Edna married Wilfred Kakela in Starkweather, ND.  They made their home in Rock Lake, ND, before moving to Langdon to run Work and Kakela John Deere Implement. They later started farming and raised their five children in Langdon. Edna enjoyed art, especially drawing, and curling in her younger years. She was a talented seamstress and an amazing cook. She and her husband, Kak, were members of a square dance group and loved to dance. In her later years, she enjoyed playing Bingo. She had a strong faith and a deep love for St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Time spent with her family was very important to her, and she was able to attend many of her grandchildren’s activities and events.

Surviving Edna are her children: Myrna (Tim) Devine of Langdon, Mark (Darby) Kakela of Langdon, Kathy (Keith) Lorenz of Langdon, Steve Kakela of Langdon, and Rochelle (Dale) Kovarik of Park River, ND; twelve grandchildren: Michael (Raquel) Berg, Derek (Stephanie) Devine, Justin Devine (Tina Ross), Bryan (Kacy) Kakela, Brett Kakela, Brooke (Brandon) Downs, Kyle (Andrea) Lorenz, Korey (Katie) Lorenz, Katie (Doug) Johnson, Rudy Kakela, Brady Kovarik, and Erin Kovarik; eighteen great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Wilfred “Kak”, and brother Daniel (Viola) Broderick.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019, at St. Alphonsus Church in Langdon, ND. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon, and for one hour prior to service time at the church on Friday. Burial will be at Rock Lake Community Cemetery in Rock Lake, ND.

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My sympathies to the Kakela family.

John B Delebo

John Delebo Jul 18 2019 12:00 AM

Beautiful cousin, Edna, will be missed. Sympathy to the family.

Mary Kay Moen Dycus. Bellevue, WA Jun 17 2019 12:00 AM

Thinking of the Kakela family at this time. She is at peace and with KAK. You will always have your memories.

Anna Valentine Spivey Jun 14 2019 12:00 AM

I will always remember my cousin Edna with me in the vegetable garden when the traveling photographer took photos of us.
Marilyn Moen, Laramie, WY

Carolyn Hazlett for Marilyn Moen Jun 14 2019 12:00 AM

Edna was such a good friend of our mother, Leona. We always enjoyed visiting with her. She was a great story teller in her melodic voice with a little giggle. May she rest in peace.
Kaye Johnson Mikkelsen

Kaye Johnson Mikkelsen Jun 14 2019 12:00 AM

Edna was a beautiful and close friend of our mother Leona. Her smile and kindness will always be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
With sympathy,

Karen Johnson Karn Jun 12 2019 12:00 AM

A Monet's Garden Basket was ordered on June 12, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jun 12 2019 12:00 AM

Kakela family,
So sorry to hear of Edna's passing. She and Kak were such good friends of Jamie's parents and Jamie thought the world of both Edna and Kak. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kathy Bradley Jun 12 2019 12:00 AM

A Large Spathiphyllum was sent on June 11, 2019

Our deepest sympathy! Love, Selmer Berg Family

Expression of Sympathy Jun 11 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Edna Kakela

Joann and JohnLawrence Jun 11 2019 12:00 AM

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