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Vernice E. DeMars

Vernice E. DeMars, 88, of Bathgate, ND passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at her home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Brigid of Ireland Catholic Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 20th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. rosary and wake service at the church. Burial will be held in the St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery, Bathgate, ND.

Vernice E. Kukuk was born March 5, 1931 at Cavalier, ND to George and Pearl (Routley) Kukuk. She grew up in Cavalier and graduated from Cavalier High School. Vernice worked at the Cavalier Dry Cleaners after high school.

On March 29, 1951, she married Everett R. DeMars in Cavalier. After their marriage they lived and farmed in the Bathgate area. Vernice was active in the Northeastern North Dakota Heritage Association and the Pioneer Daughters. She was also a member of the American Legion and V.F.W. Auxiliaries.

She is survived by her children: Bonnie (Danny) DeMars Danielson, Bathgate, ND, Marie (Bill) Carlin, Drayton, ND, Sherry (Jim) McDonald, Cavalier, ND; grandchildren: Rachael (Paul) Snyder; Ricky (Karin) Carlin, Maria (James) Soeby, Amanda Carlin; Tiffany (Vance) Bennett, Jayme (John) Metzger; foster granddaughter, Cierra Hangsleben; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Ione Whalen; several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Everett; daughter, Cindy; brothers, Ken and Orville Kukuk.

Visitation will be held Monday, May 20th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. rosary and wake service at the church.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
10:30 AM

St. Brigid of Ireland Catholic Church
201 West 1st Ave South
Cavalier, ND 58220

Visitation will be held Monday, May 20th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. rosary and wake service at the church.

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My deepest sympathy to the DeMars family. Vernice was a very special lady and will be greatly missed. May the blessed memories bring comfort in your time of sorrow.

Rachael Newman May 21 2019 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She will be with you always in your hearts. We lost our mother nearly a year ago and think of her every day. Her influence remains as will Vernice's will with you.

Patricia Sullivan May 21 2019 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to all of Vernice's family...I so enjoyed meeting her when I married and moved to the area. I first met her when she and I did ceramics together for a couple of years and she was so fun! She always had a story, as we chatted back and forth working on our projects. She loved to talk about her girls, her grandchildren, and the children she fostered. My family came along (kids) and eventually she moved to town. I haven't seen her much in later years, but she always had a smile when I did run into her. She was such a sweet and caring woman! Blessed be her memory.

Beth Brown May 21 2019 12:00 AM

Thinking of you all. Sympathy and prayers.

Jack and Joyce Trottier May 21 2019 12:00 AM

Vernice's Family, Our deepest sympathy surround all of you. Vernice was a lady who knew what she wanted and when she wanted it. She was giving, she was stubborn, she was someone who loved to be taken care of. Our volunteers enjoyed taking her and listening to her stories. She loved helping out at the Community Christmas Dinners and she could always be counted on for a salad or two. You will miss her presence along with her stubborn ways but she was a great lady. GOD bless her memory and GOD bless all of you, Don & Michelle Murray

Don & Michelle Murray May 20 2019 12:00 AM

Bonnie, Dan and Families, we wish to express our sympathy in the loss of your Mother and are sending prayers for comfort.

Connie and Al May 20 2019 12:00 AM

Bonnie, Danny, and all of the family, Our deepest sympathy at the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are you all.

Betty and Merle Mathison May 19 2019 12:00 AM

Bonnie & Danny, We are so very sorry for the loss of your mother. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Thinking of you, Gloria & Verdell

Gloria Danielson May 17 2019 12:00 AM

God bless Vernice's many family members and friends as they grieve her passing. We miss our neighbor and are thankful for the years we shared next door to each other.

John and Amanda Werth May 16 2019 12:00 AM