I just saw Katie's obituary in the Dickinson Press, if it is the same Katie
Katie (Kukla) Kohones
Katie (Kukla) Kohones, 100, Killdeer, entered peacefully into rest on Sunday, Dec. 6, at Hill Top Home of Comfort, Killdeer. Katie’s funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 11, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Killdeer, with Reverend Joel Sauerwein officiating. Interment will follow at Killdeer Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Hill Top Home of Comfort, Killdeer, and at the church from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. There will be prayer service at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Visitation will continue one hour prior to service time at the church on Friday.
Katie Dirkach was born Dec. 7, 1908, at Boyrka, Russia, the second oldest child of Sam and Molly (Sauke) Dirkach. Katie, along with her family, came to the United States in 1917, where she grew up on a homestead near Grassy Butte and later on the family farm near Manning.
On Nov. 10, 1927, Katie married Harris H. Kukla Sr. at Manning. They made their home on a farm southeast of Killdeer until retiring in 1960, when they moved to Killdeer. Harris passed away in 1965. Katie later married Kaption Kohones and continued to live in Killdeer. In 1995, Katie moved into Evergreen Inn, Dickinson, and lived there until 2002, when she became a resident of Hill Top Home of Comfort.
Katie was a long-time member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, WELCA and Badlands Senior Citizens. Katie enjoyed quilting, sewing and gardening, but most of all she enjoyed time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Katie is survived by seven children, Emma Brenneman, Sheridan, Wyo.; Ida Erickson, Seattle; Ruth Jordan, Richey, Mont.; Walter (Ardis) Kukla, Killdeer; Inez (Bruce) Bobb, Bozeman, Mont.; Harris (Eileen) Kukla Jr., Garrison; and Edna (Gary) Lawhead, Killdeer; 17 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Katie was preceded in death by her husbands, Harris Sr., and Kaption; one son, William; three sisters, Alice, Mary and Lena; three brothers, John, George and Joe; three sons-in-law, Lloyd Brenneman, Larry Erickson, and Tony Jordan; and one great-granddaughter, Ashley Kukla. Arrangements are with Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, www.ladburyfuneralservice.com
Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson