Doris Mae (Eichman) Kujak, age 86, of Trempealeau, Wis., and formerly of Winona, was called home on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.
She was born on August 30, 1928, the youngest of the 18 children of Paul and Martha (Kulas) Eichman. She married Frank A. Kujak on August 25, 1948, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Creek, Wis. Together Doris and Frank raised their 11 children in a faith-filled home in Winona, and all of their children attended St. Stanislaus Grade School and Cotter High School.
Doris was presently a member of St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church in Trempealeau, and was previously a longtime member of the Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka in Winona.
Being raised on a farm enabled Doris to gain an appreciation for the land and the food that came from it. In turn, she became a tremendous cook, canner, and baker. In addition to her talents in the kitchen, Doris was well-known around town as an Avon representative, who was a two-time sales leader, and received the Mrs. Elby Award.
Having a love for the outdoors, she enjoyed ice skating, fishing, camping, hiking, and traveling. No matter where she was, she always found a beautiful rock to bring home as a memento. Quilting came naturally and what a gift she had. Many have received her beautiful quilts and because of her, many will continue on with quilting.
Doris had a passion for singing, dancing, watching football, and celebrating life with family.
Doris is lovingly survived by her brothers, John and Robert Eichman; sisters-in-law, Marie and Jean Eichman; children, Janina (David) Kennebeck, Frank (Nancy) Kujak, Douglas (Ellen) Kujak, Greg (Jone) Kujak, Debora (Jack) Murray, Rebecca (Rich) BearBecker, Mark Kujak, Victoria (Mark) Webber, Suzanne (Jan) Kujak, Mat (partner Darius) Kujak, and Chaz Kujak; grandchildren, Frank, Jamie, Stacy, Sarah, Jeffrey, Liza, Kate, Jordan, Daniel, Tamara, Jesse, Katrina, Simone, Karissa, Kassandra, Joshua, Kyle, Morgan, Sean, and Luke; and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; 15 siblings; and three grandchildren, Eric, Bridget, and Boaz.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at the Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka. The Reverend Monsignor Thomas J. Hargesheimer will officiate.
Doris will be laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home on Monday, March 9, 2015, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m., where the Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be held at 3:30 p.m., and a Christian Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, from 10 a.m. until 11:15 a.m.
Online condolences or memories may be left for Doris’ family at www.watkowski-mulyck.com.
“Praise be to Jesus Christ, now and forever! Amen”