Pauline Draskovic

February 2, 1920 ~ May 20, 2022 (age 102)

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Mass of Christian Burial for Pauline Draskovic, 102, Ipswich, will be at 10:30am, Thursday, May 26, 2022 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Ipswich, SD. Father Timothy Smith will serve as Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Bonaventure Cemetery in McIntosh, SD. Pauline passed away on Friday, May 20, 2022 at her residence in Ipswich, SD.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Holy Cross Catholic Church, followed by a Wake and Rosary at 7:00pm.

Pauline Agnes Kahl was born on February 2, 1920 to Philip and Margaret (Schwalich) Kahl on the family homestead in the southeast part of Grant County in North Dakota and that is where she grew up and attended country school through the 8th Grade.  She started high school but decided to go to work instead, doing housework, babysitting and then at a hospital.

On October 14, 1941 she married John Draskovic.  They lived 9 miles southeast of McIntosh SD where they farmed and raised cattle.  They lived at 3 different places until they retired and moved to the Senior Housing at Ipswich SD in 1995.  John passed away on April 23, 2000 and she continued to live at Ipswich.  From September 2020 to the time of her death she made her home with her daughter Norma Jean and Son-in-law Eugene Hammrich. 

Pauline was a hard working farm wife and homemaker.  Her family was important to her.  She was a wonderful cook and baker and a talented seamstress.

Pauline was active in her Church at McIntosh.  After moving to Ipswich she became a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church where she served as a Rosary leader and was both an active and auxiliary member of the Legion of Mary.  She was a devout Catholic with a special devotion to the Most Holy Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

Surviving her to celebrate her life are her children Norma Jean (Eugene) Hammrich of Ipswich, Margaret (Meg) Morse of Wenatchee, WA, Ivan (Dorothy) Draskovic of McIntosh, SD, and daughter-in law Lu (Kenneth) Draskovic of Truth or Consequences, NM.; 16 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren and many great and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Lawerence in infancy, son Kenneth, grandsons Ivan Joe Draskovic and Larry Linghor, Jr., and great granddaughter Mariah Sauer.  Also preceding her were brothers Melchior, Vincent and Rienhardt Kahl and sisters Flora Dirk, Anna Miller, Angelina Bliven and Laura Deichert. 

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Funeral Service


May 25, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Holy Cross Catholic Church (Ipswich)

May 25, 2022

7:00 PM
Holy Cross Catholic Church (Ipswich)

Mass of Christian Burial
May 26, 2022

10:30 AM
Holy Cross Catholic Church (Ipswich)

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