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Obituary of Richard L. Kalivoda:

Richard Lee Kalivoda, son of William F. Kalivoda and Lillian L. (Rundus) Kalivoda was born November 9, 1935 at rural Cuba, Kansas and passed away on January 17, 2017 at Cloud County Health Center, Concordia, Kansas at the age of 81 years, 2 months and 7 days.
Richard graduated from Cuba High School in 1953.
He was united in marriage to Mary Jo Ryan and to this union four children were born, Debra, Michael, Paula, Lynet.
He is a member of St. Isidore’s Catholic Church, Cuba, KS., Knights of Columbus, Cattlemen’s Association and served in the National Guard Reserve and was called to active duty during the Cuban missile crisis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lillian Kalivoda, wife, Mary Jo Kalivoda, one daughter, Debra Kartaltepe.
He is survived by one son, Michael Kalivoda of Kansas City, KS, two daughters, Paula (Kelly) Allred of Rogers, AR, Lynet (Dan) Baumchen of Kansas City, MO, five grandchildren, Joshua (Timarie) Allred, Levent Kartaltepe, Nathan (Alexandra) Allred, Kurt Kartaltepe, Dakota Kalivoda, one great granddaughter, Olivia Allred, one sister, Ines Dejmal of rural Munden, KS., nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Ten Thirty AM, Saturday, January 21, 2017, St. Isidore’s Catholic Church, Cuba, KS, conducted by, Father David Metz.
Vigil/Rosary service will be held 7:00 PM, Friday, Jan 20, at Bachelor-Surber Memorial Chapel, Belleville, KS.
Interment will be in St. Isidore’s Catholic Cemetery, Cuba, KS.
Memorials may be given to St. Isidore’s Catholic Church, Cuba, KS.
Friends may call on Friday, Jan 20, from 9 AM to 8:30 PM at Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS.
Online condolences and information at
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS in charge of arrangements.

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