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Katherine E Rukavena Matkovich

Aurora, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA
Death 31 Oct 2012 (aged 95)
Virginia, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Virginia, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 100127480 · View Source
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Katherine E. Matkovich, 95, of Virginia died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at St. Michael's Health and Rehabilitation Center in Virginia.

She was born Aug. 12, 1917, in Aurora to Peter and Mathilda (Gobatz) Rukavena and grew up there. On Dec. 3, 1942, she married Anthony Matkovich in Virginia.

Katherine was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Virginia, the National Catholic Society of Foresters and St. Ann's Guild; and spent countless hours volunteering her time and talents to making pasties. She worked at Brown Drug in Virginia for many years.

She is survived by one daughter, Bettie (Ted) Saari and one son, Tom (Jill) Matkovich; four grandchildren, Keith Saari, Christine Saari, Taylor (Derek) Wudinich and Jessie Matkovich; one great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tony in 1995; two sisters, Ann Rukavena and Mary Sabetti; and two brothers, John and Peter Rukavena.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Virginia.




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  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100127480
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Katherine E Rukavena Matkovich (12 Aug 1917–31 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100127480, citing Calvary Cemetery, Virginia, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by JudyH (contributor 47396333) .