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Douglas Kafka 06/16/2022

Douglas M. Kafka, age 89, of St. Croix Beach Minnesota passed away on June 16th, 2022. He was born in Roseau, Minnesota and grew up in St. Paul. He went to Harding High school and served in the Korean War. He married Frances Herdina in 1957. Doug and Frances were together for 56 years before she passed away in 2013. Doug wore many hats over the years. He was a laborer, worked in sales, and was also a radio announcer. He was a member of the A.A. Society for over 44 years. He loved talking to people and singing for anyone he met. He was preceded in death by wife, Frances. He is survived by his 5 children, 8 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. A service was held at 10:30 am on June 30th with a visitation one hour prior to the service at St. Francis of Assisi Church (16770 13th Street South) in St. Croix Beach, Minnesota. Interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date. Cremation Services provided by Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Marylee Schmahl Posted June 23, 2022 11:55 am

    Miss you Doug. You sure made the dog track interesting.

  • Phyllis Adams Posted July 30, 2022 5:48 pm

    So sorry to hear of John’s passing. I will forever remember him with my dad at St. Croix Stallion hockey games. My sincerest condolences to the Kafka family.

  • T Posted July 26, 2023 9:38 am

    I will always remember the way you told stories Doug. You were a great man, and it was always a breath of fresh when you sat at my desk to tell stories. My most sincere condolences go out to the family. I’m certain you’re missed and will be.

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