George Kudrna

Sept. 29, 1926-June 14, 2014

IVANHOE – Services for George Kudrna, 87, of Ivanhoe, will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Wilno with Father Ron Huberty as the Celebrant. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday at Birk Funeral Home in Ivanhoe with a Rosary at 5 p.m. and prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday one hour prior to mass at the church. Burial will be in St. John Cantius Catholic Cemetery, Wilno. Military honors will be provided by Ivanhoe VFW Post 2980. Online condolences can be sent at

He passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.

George Bernard Kudrna was born Sept. 29, 1926, on a farm in Limestone Township, Lincoln County, the son of Frank and Anna (Matejka) Kudrna. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John Cantius Catholic Church, Wilno. He graduated from District 47 & attended Agriculture School. George served in the U.S. Army for 2 years of which he spent 18 months in Germany in a tank battalion. On Nov. 12, 1956, he married Delores Remerowski at St. John Cantius Catholic Church and to this union they were blessed with two daughters, Sandra & Lori. They purchased the family farm and remained there until his passing.

He has been a lifelong member of St. John Cantius Church where he served as an usher for many years. George was a member and active in the Ivanhoe VFW Post 2980. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, trapping, reading, gardening and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

George is survived by his wife, Delores of Ivanhoe; two daughters, Sandy (Steve) Olson of Bloomington, and Lori (Jim) Miller of Lino Lakes; five grandchildren, Alysha and Eryn Olson, Chelsea, Justin and Ryan Miller; one sister, Emily Krause; one sister-in-law, Rosie (John) Muchlinski; brothers-in-law, Francis (Jan) Remerowski, Chuck Killius; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Frank, Leo, John & Emil; sisters, Leona Jerzak, Frances Rustad, Georgia Killius & infant sister, Johanna.

Blessed be his memory.