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Joseph "Joe" W. Vasichek

August 14, 1935 ~ December 14, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Joseph "Joe" Vasichek Obituary

Joseph “Joe” Vasichek, age 88, resident of Lakota, ND, died Thursday, December 14, 2023 at the Good Samaritan Society in Lakota.

Joseph Walter Vasichek was born August 14, 1935 in Brocket, ND, the son of Joseph F. and Wilhelmina (Bosh) Vasichek.  He was raised on the family farm in Walsh County, near Brocket, and attended the Sauter Township School.  Joe met Rosemarie Jonas, the love of his life, and they were married October 17, 1956 at St. Catherine Catholic Church, Lomice.  Joe operated the family farm and worked at the Ford garage in Lakota during the winter months.  The couple moved to Lakota in 1972.  Rosemarie died December 14, 2007.  Joe was a self-taught mechanic and loved tinkering with John Deere tractors.  He loved WWII aircraft, air shows, car shows, and watching western movies.

Joe will be missed by his 2 daughters, JoLynn “Jeanie” Vasichek-Deacey (Steven) of East Grand Forks, MN and JoEllen “Jo” Vasichek-Ralston (Craig) of Kelso, WA; 6 grandchildren, Michael (Katie) Vasichek, Andrew (Myranda) Simmons, Kirah Simonian, Caitlin Ralston, Corey Saiger, and Kyle Simonian; 2 great grandchildren, John Simmons and Lilith Vasichek; and a sister, Doris Novak of Grafton, ND.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph F. and Wilhelmina Vasichek; wife, Rosemarie; his daughter, JoAnne Simonian; and his brother-in-law, Cleo Novak.

The Funeral Mass for Joe will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church of Lakota on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will be in the Lakota Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at the Church on Monday, December 18, beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a Rosary and Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue on Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society or the Lakota Volunteer Ambulance Service.

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Visitation
Monday
December 18, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church
410 Main Street
Lakota, ND 58344

Vigil Service
Monday
December 18, 2023

7:00 PM
St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church
410 Main Street
Lakota, ND 58344

Funeral Mass
Tuesday
December 19, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church
410 Main Street
Lakota, ND 58344

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