Cecilia L. Hurt

Cecilia L. Hurt, age 86, of Watertown, SD, formerly of Belfield, ND, passed away on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Prairie Lakes Hospital in Watertown, SD. Cecilia’s Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m., Monday, October 4, 2021 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Belfield with Fr. Shane Campbell as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fairfield. Visitation will be on Sunday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson with a rosary and vigil at 6 p.m. with Deacon Loren Kordonowy presiding.

Cecilia Lorraine Hurt was born to Joseph and Beatrice (Splichal) Kostelecky on February 24, 1935 at home in Dunn County.

On May 20, 1952 she married Roman Yourk at St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church. She built a family farm with Roman near Gorham for 25 years.

After Roman’s death in 1977 she moved to Belfield, where she resided most of her life, Here, she had her own daycare center and later worked outside the home at Baker Boy Bakery in Dickinson, for the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation in Medora, at Trapper’s Kettle in Belfield, and finally, at St. Luke’s Nursing home in Dickinson.

She married Frank Hurt at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Belfield, and the couple lived in her home in Belfield. Cecilia later married Kermit Nordsven at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Belfield and the couple lived in her home.

She enjoyed sewing, cooking and baking, reading, crocheting, singing gospel music, volunteering and especially enjoyed caring for her grandchildren and family.

Cecilia is survived by her six children, Myron Yourk, Fort Meade, MD, Loran Yourk, Naperville, IL, Laurie Yourk, St. Cloud, MN, Paul (Penny) Yourk, Billings, MT, Aaron Yourk, Belfield, and Amy (Ryan) Pekelder, Strandburg, SD; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two siblings, Albert (Verla) Kostelecky and Dorothy (Ron) Colbert; and her aunt, Francis Ridl, Dickinson.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, Roman Yourk, Frank Hurt, and Kermit Nordsven; her parents; five siblings, Jim Kostelecky, Henry Kostelecky, Andrew Kostelecky, Lillian Fleming, and Hattie Schmaltz.

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