Beatrice Kubischta


Funeral Mass for Beatrice Kubischta, 86, of Dickinson, was Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Dickinson with Father Bill Ruelle celebrating.  Burial followed at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan.

Visitation for Beatrice was Monday, Nov. 26 at Stevenson Funeral Home with a rosary and vigil service being held.

Beatrice passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, in St. Benedict’s Health Center.

Beatrice Irene was born October 11, 1932, in New Hradec, the daughter of Anton and Mary (Rambousek) Polensky.  Growing up she attended country school in Dunn County and high school in New Hradec.  For a short time, she worked as a housekeeper at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Dickinson and later on in the hospital lab.  Beatrice met the love of her life, William Kubischta and they were later married on October 12, 1950 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Dickinson.  Their marriage was blessed with eight children, Linda, Cynthia, William Jr., Patricia, Bob, Karen, Dennis and Susan.  Following the wedding, they moved to the Hanel farm northwest of New Hradec.  In 1955, they purchased their own farm southwest of Manning, which is still owned by William Sr. today.  Beatrice enjoyed gardening, canning and her flower garden.  Cooking and baking were a joy and Beatrice was a wonderful hostess with her table always open to anyone. She also baked homemade whole wheat bread every week. She loved company and making big meals for everyone.  Beatrice loved the farm life and her animals, especially her cat, Booties.  She milked cows and raised chickens.  She enjoyed embroidery, reading, collecting recipes and playing cards (especially pinochle). Every week Beatrice prepared eggs, cream, and sometimes fresh vegetables and canned goods to deliver all over town after church. Music was good for her soul, she loved old time music and could be heard singing songs during her daily work.  Beatrice was an independent, generous woman who was always helping others.  She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and will be remembered as a very devoted mother, wife, grandmother and great grandmother.

Beatrice is survived by her husband of 68 years, William; her children, Linda Zins, Cindy (Dave Heidt) Dvorak, William M. Kubischta Jr., Patti (Paul) Pachl, Bob (Mary) Kubischta, Karen Zastoupil, Dennis (Reyne) Kubischta, Susie (Bruce) Stroh all of Dickinson; 11 grandchildren, Marcella Dvorak, Kimberly (Andy) Hanson, Jennifer (Alex) Baptista, Sarah Kubischta, Clint (Jennifer Srock) Pachl, Jodi Pachl, Eric (fiancee, Alyssa Selinger), Lori and Shawn Zastoupil, Zachary (Amanda) Stroh, Paige Stroh;8 great-grandchildren, Mac, Chase, Priya, Remy, Tate, Sophia, Ethan and Evan; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Anton and Mary; sons-in-law, Al Zins, Richard Dvorak; brother, Andrew (Hattie) Polensky; sister, Lillian (Donald) Stearns; and nephew, Roger Polensky.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at

Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Dickinson

Joy Schmidt


Joy Schmidt, 72, Killdeer, died Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018 at Sanford Health Bismarck with family and close friends by her side. Joy’s Funeral Service will be 10 a.m., Friday, November 30, 2018 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Killdeer with Rev. Dorothy Stein officiating. Interment will follow at the Dunn Center Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. John Lutheran
Church, Killdeer and will continue one hour prior to services on Friday.

Joy bravely fought ovarian cancer by chemo treatments until she was declared in remission, then a short time the cancer cells took over her body to where more chemo could not stop the cancer. Her doctor told her there was nothing more they could do for her, so she told him not to give any life support of any kind. Joy hung onto life until her daughter, Doreen, arrived from North Carolina Thanksgiving morning and spent the day with her before her death at 7:35 p.m.

Joy Rae Skjefte was born March 8, 1946 at her grandmothers home in Isanti, Minn, daughter of Arnold and Viola (Carpenter) Skjefte. She was raised and educated in several areas in Minnesota and North Dakota. Her last education was in a one room school house south of Dunn Center.

Joy married Raymond Link on September 28, 1964 and they were together for 23 years and raised five children, four boys and one girl, Howard, Gerald, Doreen, Arnold and Raymond “Jr”.

Joy was united in marriage to George Schmidt, December 1, 1990 and enjoyed 28 years together. They ranched and farmed southeast of Dunn Center and eventually making their home in Killdeer in 1997.

She and George on holidays invited family and extended family for food and entertainment and playing many games. She belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary, Lions Club and a quilting group at the church.

Joy is survived by her husband, George; her children, Howard (Marsha), Gerald (Dawn), Doreen Gregorie and Arnold (Carmen); eight grandchildren, Llacye, Kallista, Lainee, Joshua, Gabreille, Taylor, Trenton and Kiley; five great-grandchildren; her siblings, Judith Adams, Gail Skjefte and Janet Strom; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Raymond, who died in a boating accident in Belize, South American in November 2004; sister-in-law, Cindy Skjefte; and brother-in-law, Jesse Adams. Arrangements are with Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, 1133 I-94 Business Loop East Dickinson, ND  58601

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