Agnes L. Kriz was born on April 16, 1934 near Tripp, South Dakota, to Henry and Emma (Weisser) Tesky. She attended country school near Tripp and held several jobs before marrying Eugene Kriz on April 29th 1958 at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Tyndall. Becoming a farm wife was very important to her, helping with all the farm work and a lot of the chores. Agnes loved to garden and raise chickens and after David was born and could help you could see Agnes and David around the farm doing chores while Eugene was out in the field. Some evenings the family would go over to the neighbors for a visit and maybe a card game or two. Agnes loved to have her family over for Thanksgiving. That was the holiday that she loved to cook for her family. Cooking was what she enjoyed. She would always take lunch out the field. Both noon meals and early evenings she would be driving down the country back roads to feed the family. Agnes enjoyed Czech Days in Tabor, even when in the nursing home she looked forward to going to Tabor for Czech days. Agnes loved listening and dancing to polka music. Agnes's love for her grandchildren was never left undone. She always looked forward to their visits to the farm and attending as many of their school events that she could. Unfortunately the last few years her eyesight started to go away when great grandchildren came along, but hearing them grow always gave her joy and a smile. They each had a special place and love in her heart.
Agnes always had a passion and looked forward to attending church every Saturday evening with her neighbor friends Dorothy and Alice, then going down town and visiting. God Bless them for their friendship and all the people that were part of her life..
Agnes is survived by her son, David (Julie) Kriz, Tyndall; two grandchildren, Darren (Janelle) Kriz, Tyndall; Danielle (Wes) Kloucek, Tabor; great grandchildren, Ravenna Kloucek, Briggs Kriz, and baby girl Kloucek coming March 2020, brother, Alvin (Joyce) Tesky, Newburg Oregon; two sisters, Ruby Batterman, Spearfish and Leona Hicks, Newburg, Oregon.
Agnes was preceded in death by her parents, husband Eugene in 1995, one sister Marcella and two brothers Ervin and Lester.