Kathleen E. Vouk
Feb. 12, 1943-Dec. 22, 2020
Postponed due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the funeral of Kathleen E. Vouk will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 in the church in St. Stephen, with the Rev. Bob Harren officiating. Kathy (Kay) Vouk, 77, died peacefully at home on Dec. 22, 2020 with her adoring husband by her side. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10 in the parish hall, with parish prayers at 6 p.m., and will continue for one hour prior to Mass on Saturday. Burial will be in the parish cemetery with luncheon to follow in the parish hall. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Funeral Home, St. Cloud.
Vouk was born in St. Cloud to John and Martha (Justin) Schumer on Feb. 12, 1943. She grew up on the family farm and completed elementary school in St. Stephen, District 130 and graduated from St. Cloud Cathedral High School in 1961. She lived in St. Stephen most of her life, moving to St. Joseph with her husband in August of 2019. She worked at Minco Lens Co. in St. Stephen until September, 1964. She married Jim Vouk in St. Stephen on Oct. 12, 1963. She was a full-time homemaker, day-care provider, gardener, cake decorator and an amazing cook and baker, being well known for her Christmas and chocolate chip cookies, rhubarb crisp and lemon meringue “angel” pie. She was a wonderful wife and a kind, caring and compassionate mother to her 10 children. She was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church and past member of the Christian Mothers. She had a strong faith, with a special devotion to our Blessed Mother and to St. Therese of Lisieux. She enjoyed playing bingo, 500 card games and trips to the casino. She loved listening to old time music on KASM radio and watching the Mollie B Polka Party. She enjoyed embroidery, growing her flowers and plants, decorating the front of her house, but, above all, she cherished her time spent with her friends and family, especially her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include the following: her husband of 57 years; loving children, Frank (Lisa) , St. Stephen; Jackie Lee, St. Cloud; Andy (Tammy), Boise, Idaho; Gerise (Steve) Thompson, Minneapolis; Jason (Kirsten), Waite Park; Jill (Jeff) Drown, Clearwater; Alison (Luan) Tran, St. Joseph; James, Holdingford, and Molly of Annandale; 26 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers Joe and Jim (Marilyn) Schumer; sisters, S. Mary Schumer, OSB; Barbara (Dave) Loehlein, Cinthia Anderson, Ruth (George) Botbyl, and Ramona (Al) Fisher and many nieces and nephews who will hold her memory dear. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Lucy; son, Michael; son-in-law, Brian Lee; and brothers, John, Terry and Emmett.
The family thanks the staff at Serenity Place on 7th who provided Vouk with loving care and comfort throughout her time living there, especially in the last weeks and months. The family also thanks Moments Hospice for their care. Memorials are preferred.