Donavon D. Zakopyko, age 77, died August 9, 2014, at his home in Casselton, North Dakota.

He was born on May 2, 1937 in Butte, ND to William and Ethel Zakopyko. After graduating from high school in 1955 there, he attended college at Minot, and joined the army. After serving a term in Germany, he returned home and married Earlene Ward on May 23, 1959.

 He was in the lumber business for most of his life – usually came home smelling of pine and cedar.

He was an avid bowler, a member of Martin Lutheran Church, the VFW, and the American Baptist Mens Group.

Don loved gardening, his cat, and especially mowing grass on his John Deere.

He was preceded in Heaven by his parents, wife, and son Curtis.

Survivors include his son, Alan (Brenda), daughter, Donene (Gary), brother, Delmer, and several grandchildren.

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