Rosalie "Rose" Pavek


October 19, 1923 ~ December 19, 2022

Born in: Pisek, North Dakota
Resided in: Fargo, North Dakota

Rose’s Live Streamed Memorial Mass can be viewed below: (we are reliant on the chapel’s wi-fi for a connection. If something happens to that connection, the service is being recorded and will be posted after the Mass. Thank you!)

Rosalie “Rose” Pavek, 99, Fargo passed away Monday, December 19, 2022 at St. Catherine’s North, Fargo.

Rose was born October 19, 1923 in Pisek, North Dakota to Louis and Rosalie (Rumerich) Kadlec. She grew up on the family farm and after graduation she worked in Larimore at the bakery before moving to Fargo in 1942 where she worked at the Bison Coffee Shop. She married John Pavek on February 8, 1944. They made their home in Miami for a short time when John went overseas before moving back to Fargo where they raised their family.

Rose was active in the Holy Spirit Church Circle, Altar Society, Catholic Daughter’s and enjoyed knitting, quilting, baking and gardening.

She is survived by her children; Brad (Monica) Pavek, Fargo, ND, Brian (Barb) Pavek, Maple Grove, MN, JD Pavek, Portland, OR, Kaye (Tom) Sullivan, Prescott, AZ, Julie (Roy) Warner, Springfield, VA, Kari (David) Marsh, Brooklyn Park, MN; 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband John in 2006; son, Kevin Pavek; siblings, Ange Landeis, Cleme Robinson, Louis Kadlec, Joe Kadlec, Agnes Peterka, Lue Odstrcil, Marie Greicar, Ann Kennicott and daughter-in-law, Candi.


Memorial Service - Friday: December 23, 2022 2:00 pm

St. Catherine's North Chapel (Formerly Rosewood on Broadway)
1351 Broadway N
Fargo, North Dakota 58102

(701) 277-7999

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  1. Kari and family, please know of my love and prayers for all of you during this time. May your beloved mom rest in the peace of God whom she loved so much!

  2. Dwight,Brad,Brian,
    I have great memories of your mom and family while we all worked together at the C and C markets, Northern Freight, and the fireworks stands, and of course the police dept events.
    My mom,JoAnn passed in 2020, and my dad Carl in 2001.
    May your memories of this wonderful woman live through all of you.
    Sincerely,Shelly( Schulz) Christianson

    • Shelly, I remember all that and the great relationship our families had, especially our dads as partners in many endeavors. Thank you for your note and memories. God bless you and have a wonderful Christmas season.

  3. I’m so very sorry about the loss of your Sweet Mother. So many great memories of her, my second mom. From Big John’s Market, Holy Spirit, trips to deLendrecie’s and lunch, weekend trips to Lake Sallie and sleepovers at 1445 10th Street – she always had AMAZING kindness, charm, cooking, smiling, laughter, and a twinkle in her eyes I will never forget.

    Rest in Perfect Peace, Mrs. Pavek. Love and Prayers to Kari and Family.

    • Michele – I want you to know that I don’t know what I would do without you. I am sure your Dad has helped welcome her and they are having coffee and a kolache! Love you!!

  4. Rosalie Pavek always made this son-in-law feel as welcome as family.
    Her many talents included the culinary arts (especially Czech food),
    the sewing arts and making people feel at home and at ease.
    Our thoughts are with her living relatives and friends – we will all miss her.
    Tom and Kaye Sullivan

  5. Rose was such a kind soul. John was my boss and she made sure he remembered my birthday and Christmas each year. She had a genuine smile and such a big heart.
    Anna Welder

  6. Dear Kay, Julie, Dwight, Brian, and Bradely,

    I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your mom. Your mom and dad were great neighbors. I must say after looking at the recent photo, she has changed very little in the 66+ years that I have known her.
    My dad passed away in 1993 and mom in 1996. I kept our house at 1449 10th Street North unil 2020 and sold it.

    With deep sympathy,
    George Schatz

    • George, thank you for your kind thoughts and comments. It’s been a long time since we played as kids. I hope this Christmas season finds you happy and healthy. God bless, from all of us next door.

  7. Your Mother was like a sister. She lived with us, shared my bed until after her high school graduation. I will miss every chance to visit and share memories with her. Donna

  8. Dwight, I’m so sorry for your loss. I was lucky enough to know your Mom when I was very young and my Mom, Arlene S., knew her well. They spent time at Rosewood together. I did get to visit your Mom at Rosewood and share pictures of the past. Small world…. God Bless you Dwight.

  9. My condolences to your families. I am so glad I was able to bring Jackie McMahon and my mom (Marlys Miller) to see Rose in August. It was a beautiful visit!

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