Dorothy A. Dukart

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Thursday, October 11, 1923
Date of Death:
Friday, January 6, 2023
Age:
99 years old

Visitation

Date: Friday February 10, 2023
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Saturday February 11, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Memorial Service

Date: Saturday February 11, 2023
Time: 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Thursday, October 11, 1923
Date of Death:
Friday, January 6, 2023
Age:
99 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Thursday, October 11, 1923
Date of Death:
Friday, January 6, 2023
Age:
99 years old

Dorothy A. Dukart

Dorothy Anastasia Kuntz Dukart, 99, of Rochester MN, died 1/6/2023 at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester.

Dorothy was born in Stark County, near South Heart, North Dakota. She grew up on the family farm in New England and attended school in Daglum. She married Ludwig Dukart, Jr. on Nov. 28, 1944. They resided in the Dickinson area until relocating to Rochester Minnesota in 1955 where they raised their family. They were later divorced.

Dorothy worked at St Marys Hospital as a housekeeper from 1955 until she retired in 1989. During her life, Dorothy devoted time to service work including Saint Pius Verein in Schefield, ND, the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, Saint Francis Church Rosary Group, and Women of the Moose where she helped to start the Rochester charter. After retiring, she volunteered at Head Start as a Foster Grandparent where she was recognized as one of the “Ten Who Make a Difference”. She also sewed doll clothes for Head Start and crocheted booties for the Pregnancy Center in Hawaii.

Dorothy’s favorite pastimes were playing cards (especially Durak), crafting and crocheting. Dorothy enjoyed being outdoors, gardening and walking.

Dorothy is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, August and Florence Kuntz; brother, Peter Kuntz; five children, Virginia Vermeersch (Peter McMahon), Valerie Wiebold (Robert Slavik), Gregory (Debra) Dukart, Gwendolyn (Steven) Hicks, Gordon (Buffie) Dukart; eleven grandchildren, Scott (Michelle) Vermeersch, Troy (Stacey) Vermeersch, Dustin Wiebold (Kari Bachler), Shannon (Joseph) Halvorson, Jason (Terra) Dukart, Jennifer (Troy) Meyer, Tobey (Alison) Hicks, Tera (Jason) Schmitt, Todd (Rachel) Hicks, Haley Dukart, Zachary Dukart; and twenty-two great grandchildren, Tyler Vermeersch, Christian Vermeersch, Abigail Vermeersch, Aidan Vermeersch, Addison Vermeersch, Layla Wiebold, Amelia Halvorson, Joseph Halvorson, Gavin Dukart, McKenna Dukart, Jayse Hicks, Jaxson Hicks, Lennon Schmitt, Rayne Schmitt, McCartnie Schmitt, Orion Schmitt, Harmony Hicks, Justus Hicks, Elijah Hicks, Ezekiel Hicks, Nora Hicks and Lynkin; step great-grandchilden, Alyssa (Jonah) Todd, Bailee Bartel, Daiton Bartel, Trinity Bartel; step great great-grandchildren, Emma Todd and Riley Todd.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Dolechek Kuntz and Valentine Kuntz; sisters, Magdalene Pachl, Otillia Kuntz, Darlene Kuntz; brother-in-law, Albert Pachl; son, Glenn Francis Dukart; son-in-law, Gerald Vermeersch; brothers, John Kuntz and Arnold Kuntz, sister-in-laws, Bertha Kuntz, Lois Kuntz; and granddaughter, Lisa Vermeersch.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 11, 2023, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2023, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service on the 11th.

A second service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2023, at Saint Mary’s church in South Heart, ND followed by interment at Saint Mary’s cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday July 21, 2023, at Stevenson’s Funeral Home and the Rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m.

Memorials are preferred to Headstart:

Families First of Minnesota

126 Woodlake Dr. SE

Rochester, MN 55904

 

 

 

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To Mrs. Dorothy A.  Dukart and Family!  I have totally enjoyed every memory at your house.  You guys always welcomed me with open arms.  Dorothy, I am sorry I drove through your garage door when I was 17 years...And Gwen I am sorry I let you throw away the Church meatballs that same day.  I have so many memories of the Dukart home.  Thank you and Love you all.  Mrs. Dukart, Please hug my father.  Finally, you can see Glen.  God Bless!