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Anna Kalvoda

April 12, 1934 — August 30, 2017

Anna Kalvoda, 83, Fort Myers, FL formerly of Mandan passed away August 30, 2017 at LeHigh Acres in Fort Myers.

Anna was born on April 12, 1934 to Frank and Helen (Kinc) Chloupek near Gary, MN.  Anna and her family moved to Mahnomen, MN where her father died in February, 1938. After her mother married Francis A. Kalvoda in October, 1939 her family moved to a farm north of Silver Lake, MN where she attended Pleasant Hill Country School and graduated from Silver Lake High School. Anna married Anton Kalvoda Sr. on February 12, 1952 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mandan. They made their home on the now Kalvoda Century Farm south of Mandan and raised their 10 children. In 1974 they moved to Mandan.

Anna was active in her community and was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary and Catholic Daughters of Americas. She enjoyed woodworking and made many crafts and furniture. She also loved to travel, going to Europe three times. She and Anton traveled to Czechoslovakia, to visit Anton’s birthplace. When in Rome, she shook hands with and was blest by Pope John Paul II. She loved cooking and did so at Mandan’s Skelly Oasis Truck Stop, Mandan Hospital, and various restaurants. Her children and grandchildren will miss her kolaches and apple strudels. She took a runner’s up spot in baking competition where her apple strudel won second place to a professional chef. Anna’s faith and family was central in her life and she was active in her children’s and grandchildren’s lives.

Anna will be deeply missed by her sons, Anton (Cheryl) Kalvoda, Jr., Mandan, ND, Bill (Linda) Kalvoda, New Salem, ND, Bob (Robin) Kalvoda, San Angelo, TX, Jim (Kathy) Kalvoda, Mandan, ND, and Tom Kalvoda, Mandan, ND; daughters, Barbara (Jack) Pyle, Tierra Verde, FL, Linda (Dennis) Ressler, Mandan, ND, Diane (Bert) Muller, Williston, ND, and Ann Marie Kalvoda, Mandan, ND; daughter-in-law, Kathy Kalvoda, Bismarck, ND; 22 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Francis J. (Micki) Kalvoda, Willmar, MN; sister-in-law, Frances Lauzer, Park Rapids, MN; her special friend, Charles McConnell, Fort Myers, FL; and a dear friend she always said was the sister she never had, Elda Charvat, Mandan, ND.

Anna was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Anton who died May 22, 1989; son, Terry Kalvoda; brother, Joseph Chloupek; and a friend of Ann Marie, Harvey Leingang.

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