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Mary "Pat" (Gores) Kuchera '56
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Dear Classes of 1956, 1958, 1993, 2006, 2008 and 2012:

This is a Deacon Alert to inform you of the passing of Mary "Pat" (Gores) Kuchera ('56) on Wednesday, Nov. 23rd.

Pat was a member of the Class of 1956 and the sister of Vern Gores, Ruth (Gores) Paskey* ('58) and the late Ethel (Gores) Wagner.  She was also the mother of Jenny (Kuchera) Rheault, Julie (Kuchera) Gilbertson, Jill (Kuchera) Kilibarda ('93) and the grandmother of Erin Knoll ('06), Ellie Knoll ('08) and Emily Knoll ('12).



Kuchera, Mary Patricia “Pat”, 78, of Fargo, ND and Detroit Lakes, MN passed away on November 23, 2016. Pat was born in Fargo, ND on October 22, 1938 to the late Val and Edna (Sibert) Gores.

She graduated in 1956 from Shanley High School, and graduated in 1959 from the St. Francis School of Nursing in Breckenridge, MN. She worked as a registered nurse at St. Ansgar Hospital in Moorhead, MN. She married Jim Kuchera on October 22, 1960 at Nativity Church in Fargo and they raised their three daughters in Fargo.

They retired to their home on Big Floyd Lake near Detroit Lakes, MN where she enjoyed long pontoon rides and playing with her beloved grandchildren. She will be remembered for her selflessness, her gentle loving spirit, and that sassy twinkle in her eye.

Pat is survived by her daughters Jenny (Joel) Rheault of Fargo, Julie (Tom) Gilbertson of Moorhead, and Jill (James) Kilibarda of Minneapolis, grandchildren Erin Knoll, Ellie Knoll, Emily Knoll, Timothy Gilbertson, Nicole (Zachary) Craft, Isaac Kilibarda, Alex Kilibarda, Jana Paskey, Julia Rheault, and Lauren (Sam) Merritt, and her siblings Vern (Colleen) Gores of Lady Lake, FL, and Ruth (Ron) Paskey of Detroit Lakes.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, her parents, her sister Ethel (Larry) Wagner, and her granddaughter Alaina Kilibarda.

FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30AM Thursday, December 1, 2016 at CHI Riverview Chapel in Fargo

VISITATION: 9:30-10:30AM (1 hour prior to the service) on Thursday




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