Dorothy Ann (Duban) Kocina, 90

Dorothy Ann (Duban) Kocina, age  90, of New Prague passed away peacefully November 7, 2022 with family around her at Mala Strana in New Prague, MN.

 Dorothy was born on August 9, 1932 in Erin Township, Montgomery, MN to Frank and Anna (Peterka) Duban.  She was proud of her Czechoslovakian heritage and became Montgomery  Redbirds High School  Homecoming Queen.  After graduating from high school, she became a loving mother of 6 children while enjoying her life on the farm for 56 years.

 Dorothy’s passion was taking care of people, so working at Queen of Peace Hospital as a nurses’ aide and a housekeeper at St. Wenceslaus Parish was very fulfilling for her.  She was strong in her Catholic faith, loved her family and made everyone she met feel loved.  She loved the outdoors by tending to the farm, gardening and cutting lawn.  She enjoyed entertaining, cooking, baking, playing euchre, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

 Dorothy is survived by her loving family:  Ronald (Kathy) of Montgomery, Kenneth (Donna) of New Prague, Jean Ann (Doug) Zimanske of Veseli, John (Julie) of Le Center, Timothy of New Prague, Julie (Michael) Deneffe of Montgomery; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; brother, Fritz (LaVerne) Duban of Lonsdale; many other relatives and friends.  She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Marion in childhood.

 Dorothy was a beautiful woman inside and out.  She will be missed by so many. 

 Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 11, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church with Father Kevin Clinton officiating.  Visitation will take place at church 1 hour prior to Mass from 10 – 11 A.M.  A luncheon will take place at the Lonsdale Legion following burial at Lonsdale Calvary Cemetery.  Mass will be live-streamed on


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