I remember seeing Mrs. Kaska when I would get license plates in the 70's and 80's. Always very nice and smiling.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Dorothy Marie Kaska, 84, of Muscatine, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City.
A funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. on Friday, May 24, 2019, at St. Mathias Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. A time of food and fellowship will be held at Gannon Hall after the burial.
Visitation will be from 4 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, with a Rosary Prayer Service by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Joan of Arc Court 524, at 7 p.m.
Dorothy was born on December 25, 1934, in Ainsworth, the daughter of Milo and Gezena Knottnerus Lasek. She married Lawrence 'Larry' E. Kaska on April 16, 1955, in Iowa City. He preceded her in death on December 24, 2012.
She worked for the County Treasurers Department in the license plates division. She and Larry Co-Owned and Operated Kaska Plumbing.
Dorothy was a member of the Ss. Mary and Mathias Parish and a Past Regent for the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Joan of Arc Court 524 (1969-1971). She loved her family very much and enjoyed Facebook so that she could keep up with all of their activities. She also was an excellent baker and seamstress and enjoyed reading and playing cards.
Those left to honor her memory include her children, Angela M. (Mike) McDonough of Monticello, Judith A. (Bryan) Kanis of Altoona, and L. Duane (Dawn) Kaska, and Dwight A. (Sandra) Kaska, all of Muscatine, and Cindy S. (Greg) Cooper, of Ely; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Larry Lasek of Ainsworth.
She was preceded in death by her parent; her husband; and one brother, Raymond Lasek.
To my fellow Catholic Kaska Family, Angela, Judith, Duane, Dwight & Cindy,
First & Foremost, May God's & the Holy Spirits blessings be w/ you all during this time of heart felt loss. My prayers & thoughts are with you all.
Know in your heart that your mother while physically gone, she is at rest and in a better place. May the strength of the Lord and the faith we all have be with you.
I can remember several occasions where Dorothy would be at Hayes for helping out. Seems she may even had her hands in the kitchen w/ my mother, Stella, but my memory is a bit foggy. Dorothy never wore anything other than a bright happy smile. I believe it was because of her blessed family.
Spiritually, in Faith,
Sorry for loss Bruce Fuller
Goodbye Dorothy. You are missed by many including me. Tell Larry I said hi.
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