Stella Miskavige

Stella Miskavige

Female 1915 - 2004

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  • Name  Stella Miskavige 
    Born  06 Nov 1915  Warsaw, Walsh, North Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  12 Aug 2004  Minot, Ward, North Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I8779330062  Master Tree
    Last Modified  16 Jul 2009 

    Father  Isadore Miskavige 
    Mother  Pauline 
    Family ID  F8026691503  Group Sheet

    Family  George Matcha 
    Children 
    >1. Donna Mae Matcha
    Last Modified  16 Jul 2009 
    Family ID  F8026691502  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 06 Nov 1915 - Warsaw, Walsh, North Dakota, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Stella Matcha, 88, 305 8th Ave. NE, Minot, died Thursday, August 12, 2004 in a Minot Nursing Home.

      Stella was born on November 6, 1915 in Warsaw, ND, the daughter of Isadore and Pauline Miskavige. She attended school in a one room school house in Drayton, ND until the family moved to Minto, ND. At the age of 16, she moved to Grafton, ND. While living in Grafton, she worked as a nurses' aid at the hospital in Grafton. She married George Matcha in Grafton on July 4, 1936. They moved to Minot in 1958 and she worked at St. Joseph's Hospital as a nurses' aid. Later Stella and her husband, George worked at MonDak Chemical until they retired. They continued to live in Minot.

      When Stella and George retired, they began doing volunteer work at Trinity Hospital and later Trinity Nursing Home. The couple worked at Trinity Nursing Home Clip and Curl- the beauty/barbershop located there. George escorted the residents from their rooms and Stella helped out in the shop. She was active as a volunteer until she entered the Trinity Nursing Home.

      They also enjoyed traveling. On their 50th wedding anniversary in 1986, George and Stella went to Washington, DC with the 50-Plus Club from First Western Bank. In 1996, George and Stella received a special anniversary card in the mail from the President of the United States. Stella also loved her flowers and garden. When their family was growing up, they enjoyed fishing, camping, sledding and attending all the activities that their children where active in.

      She was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church, Minot and was a Eucharistic Minister of the Church. She also was a member of the Women of the Moose, the 50-Plus Club from First Western Bank and AARP.

      Survivors: Her husband of 68 years, George Matcha, Minot; sons, Dennis (Cindy) Matcha, Winston, Oregon and Duane (Bonnie) Matcha, Albany, NY; daughter, Donna Momerak, Minot; 13 grandchildren,( Annie K. Matcha, Lisa (Matcha) Merrill, Andy Matcha, Steve Matcha, Gordon Matcha, Scott Matcha, Marlene (Momerak) Aitchison, Merrie Lou (Momerak) Marquardt, Susan (Momerak) Haman, Mark Momerak, Tim Momerak, Phillip Momerak, Ken Momerak) 18 great-grandchildren, (Joe Matcha, Sara Matcha, Hannah Matcha, Adrienne Ann Matcha, George Paul Aitchison, John Aitchison, Kelsey Aitchison, Aaron Marquardt, Rebecca Hoffman, Rachael Zeltinger, Chad Momerak, Sara Momerak, Matt Haman, Luke Haman, Brian Momerak, Chris Momerak, Cody Momerak, Blake Momerak; three great-great grandchildren (Emily Aitchison, Chase Haman, Dean Marquardt; brothers, Alvin Miskavige, Minto, ND and Kasmer Miskavige, Minto, ND; sisters, Isabelle Webster, Minneapolis, MN and Natalie Wood, living in Oregon. She was preceded in death by her parents a baby sister and two brothers, Isadore and Ted.

      Celebrant of the Liturgies: Father Chris Walter

      Readers: Phillip Momerak, Tim Momerak and Steve Matcha

      Music: "In The Garden," "Hail Mary, Gentle Woman" "On Eagles Wings" "Song of Farewell" "Amazing Grace"
      Marie Hagen-Bourquin, vocalist with Rev. Luther Hanson, organist

      Active Bearers: Her grandsons
      Mark Momerak, Tim Momerak, Phillip Momerak, Ken Momerak, Andy Matcha, Steve Matcha
      Gordon Matcha, Scott Matcha

      Honorary Bearers: Her granddaughters
      Marlene Aitchison, Merrie Lou Marquardt, Susan Haman,Lisa Merrill, Annie Matcha

      Funeral: Monday, August 16, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot, ND

      Vigil Prayer and Rosary Service: Sunday, August 15, 2004 at 5 p.m. at the Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot, ND

      Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, ND

      Visitation: Saturday (Today) and Sunday, from noon until 5 p.m. at the Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot, ND.

      Memorials are preferred to Fourth Floor East Trinity Nursing Home, Minot.