A Funeral Mass for William “Bill” Jablonsky, 84, of Dickinson, will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Dickinson with Father Keith Streifel celebrating. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.
Visitation for Bill will be 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 14, at Stevenson Funeral Home with a Rosary and Vigil service being held at 7:00 pm.
Bill passed away October 11, 2014, at St. Luke’s Home in Dickinson, ND.
Bill was born in Stark County on May 29, 1930 to Adolph and Margret (Heiser) Jablonsky. He was raised on the family farm 18 miles NE of Dickinson and later purchased the farm from his parents. Bill married Mildred Kadrmas on June 13, 1951 in New Hradec, ND. Together they raised seven children. Bill had a great passion for farming. He looked forward to harvesting with his Gleaner combine. He took great pride in his farm yard, his polled Hereford cattle and his farm equipment. Bill restored several IH tractors and was very proud to own International equipment. In his earlier years, he worked as a body-man for Dvorak Motors. Bill was a self-taught, gifted man with the ability to do many things well. He was a good welder, mechanic, electrician (wiring several farms in the area), plumber, builder and fabricator. Bill and Mildred moved to Dickinson in 2008. They enjoyed going to the farm, playing cards, visiting, listening to old-time music, and an occasional trip to the casinos. He was very proud of all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He faced his last health challenges with grace and courage. He will be greatly missed by his family.
Bill served on St. Patrick’s Church Board, Southwest Grain Board, and was a member of the Eagles Club, KC Club and KD Club.
Bill is survived by his wife, Mildred of 63 years; his children, Karen (Dwayne) Semerad of Rapid City, SD, Galen (Janel) Jablonsky, Dean (Tammie) Jablonsky, both of Dickinson; Carleen (Dean) Dvorak of Manning; JoAnn (Russ) Hoff and Jim (Julie) Jablonsky, both of Dickinson, and son-in-law Mike Dockter; grandchildren, Scott Semerad, Kristi (Desmond) Watson, Justin (Katy) Jablonsky, Lacie Jablonsky, Derrek Dvorak, Kaylee Dockter (Tanner Scofield), Kelsey, Julie and Nick Dockter, Heather (Ty) Strand, Dusty Hoff (Brittani Kolodeijchuk), Jara (Chris) Urban; great-grandchildren, Weston, Karina and Braxton Watson; sisters, Irene Sickler, Dorothy (Ken) Stoppleworth, Virginia (Gary) Fugere; brother, Donald (Rosemary) Jablonsky.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Adolph and Margret Jablonsky; his daughter, Janel Dockter; in-laws, Joe (Annie) Kadrmas, Victor (Della) Kadrmas, Vernon (Agnes) Kostelecky, and George Sickler.
“And on the eighth day, God made Red Tractors!”
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