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William M. Vasicek


William M. Vasicek, age 66, resident of Grand Forks, ND, formerly of Lakota, ND, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at his home in Grand Forks.

 

William Michael Vasicek was born October 25, 1950 in Devils Lake, ND, the son of Walter and Betty (Benson) Vasicek.  He was raised in Lakota and attended school there, graduating in 1968.  Bill married Margo Digatono on July 31, 1976 at Annandale, MN.  They made their home in Lakota, where they raised their three children.  For many years Bill was involved with the family business, Lakota Parts and Service.  He was known in the area for his automotive expertise.  Many people sought him out for his skills.  He moved to Grand Forks in 2001, and for the last several years he has been employed by Menards.  Bill was an avid race fan.  He recently had the opportunity to attend Road America with his son.  He was looking forward to the birth of his third grandchild in October.

 

Bill will be deeply missed by his 3 children, Megan & her husband, Marty Shipley of Devils Lake, ND, Nathan Vasicek of East Grand Forks, MN, and Lara & her husband, Tanner Jacobson of West Fargo, ND; 2 grandchildren, Bethany and Matthew Shipley; a sister, Kathy & her husband, David Hall; and a brother, Dick & his wife, Barb Vasicek.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a nephew, Jesse Vasicek.

 

The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Lakota, ND, on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.  The Celebrant will be Rev. Fr. Steven J. Meyer.  Music will be provided by the St. Mary Church Choir.  Interment will be in the Lakota Cemetery.  The family considers all of Bill’s Menards family to be honorary pallbearers.  Visitation will be held at the Aaker Funeral Home, Lakota, ND, on Sunday, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and will continue at the Church on Monday, from 12:00 p.m. until the time of Mass.


Posted Condolences:

 

Bill was a classmate and friend of my brother Donnie Johnson.  Donnie passed unexpectedly in 2014.  It makes me sad to see Bill passed so young.  So sorry for your loss.

Don and Carol ann Watson

 

Deepest condolences to Margo and her children whom I know, and to Bill's brother and sister whom I have not met.  It is always sad to lose a loved one, and I pray your happy memories of Bill will comfort you at this difficult time.  May God be with each of you.

Roxy Lewsi

 

I was deeply saddened to learn of Bill's untimely passing.  I worked with Bill for the past four years at Menards.  While his exterior often seemed gruff, he was the kindest guy and always willing to lend a hand!  I will miss him greatly.  My condolences to Nate and the rest of Bill's family.

Erin Kennedy

 

I was shocked to read of Bill's sudden passing.  I was a classmate of Bills, and looked for him every time I frequented Menards.  Bill was always an encouragement to talk to, and was the most  knowledgeable employee in his department.  I truly will miss our visits and will think of him every time I’m at Menards.  I want to extend my sincere condolences to all of his family.

Joe Belcourt

 

I WAS SADDENED TO HEAR ABOUT BILL'S PASSING I REAL ENJOY WORKING WITH HIM AT MENARDS HE WAS A TRUE FRIEND HE WILL BE MISSED MAY HE REST IN PEACE GOD BLESS THE MEMORY OF BILL. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY TOO.

Debbie Grow

 

To the Vasicek family my wife Kathy and I send our condolences at this time, we will be arriving on Friday August 11 from Pasco WA to comfort you all in your time of sorrow, may Bill rest in peace, he's with the Lord, you all are in our thoughts and prayers may the Lord bless you and comfort you.  We are looking forward to seeing you, Megan, Laura, Nathan and Margo as well as the rest of the family and immediate family.  We send our love and hugs to you.

David Hall

 

My deepest sympathy to the family.  May you cherish the memories you have.  God's blessings to you all.

Gail Klein

 

My deepest sympathy to Bill's family.  For close to 3 years I had the opportunity to get to know Bill while working at Menards.
God Bless you all!

Leland Jelinek

 

I enjoyed working with Bill at Menard's.  A wise man, with a contagious smile and great sense of humor.

Ted Gomes

 

Bill was a great man to work with at Menards.  He will be deeply missed by many team members and friends.  It was very nice to meet all of the family at the funeral.

Susan Gagnon



 



 


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