Ernest Kafka

Dec. 22, 1931-April 12, 2013

SLAYTON?- Services for Ernest “Ernie” Steve Kafka, 81, of Worthington, formerly of Slayton, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Slayton. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at St. Ann’s Church in Slayton. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the services at the church on Monday. Burial is in the church cemetery. Totzke Funeral Home of Slayton is entrusted with arrangements.

He died Friday, April 12, 2013, at his home.

He was born Dec. 22, 1931, in Dante, S.D., to John and Barbara Rados Kafka. On Jan. 14, 1952 he enlisted in the United States Air Force. Ernie was stationed in Texas, Wyoming, Maine, Japan, Alaska and Iowa.

Survivors include his wife, Lillian of Worthington; five children, David of Forest Lake, Mary Jean Evans of Pipestone, Dan of Ortonville, Dean of Stewartville and Betty Sandhurst of Fulda; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one sister, Dorothy Monson of Montevideo.