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Donavon Zakopyko

May 02, 1937 - August 13, 2014


Reflection Social: 5-7:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, 123 10th St. S., Fargo.

Funeral Service:

Memorial Service: 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.


Burial: Alongside his wife and son at Casselton Cemetery, Casselton, ND on Thursday, August 21, 2014.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Donavon Zakopyko

May 02, 1937 - August 13, 2014


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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  1. Tim & Bev (Hauser) Held says:

    Selz ND
    For Donavon’s family. Want to express our sympathys to you. I (Bev) worked at Great Plains Supply while your dad was District Mgr. & he would visit Harvey’s Lumber Yard often. Always enjoyed his upbeat energentic attitude. Always made our day fun. Treasure the special memories. May God bless you with comfort. Sincerely, Bev & Tim Held

  2. Martha Bailey says:

    I just heard about Don and my heart goes out to all his loved ones. Please find comfort and hope in God’s promise that one day all those asleep in death who are in his memory will live again, only in perfect health and under much better world conditions. (John 5:28, 29 Psalm 37:29)

    Martha Bailey

  3. Elaine Hendrickson says:

    Towner ND
    So sorry to hear about Dad’s passing. I have so many great memories about our get-togethers. And oh, all the pinochle we played – both in Towner and in Fessenden. Miss all the laughter we shared.

  4. Michelle Zakopyko says:

    La Mesa Ca R.I.P. Uncle Donavon.

  5. Debbie Vaagen Senechal says:

    Burlington ND
    Alan, and Doreen.. I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. He was a VERY special man. Thoughts and Prayers

  6. ChrisWinter says:

    I used to work with darlene,knew Donavon too,sad to see they are both gone

  7. Cheryl Stroklund says:

    RIP you will be missed.

  8. Delmer and Aldene Zakopyko says:

    Lake Havasu Ariz.Donovan, The time has come when we must say our Goodbys. Although you have left us you will live on in our hearts.WE have many happy memories to carry us through. I am sure Earlene and Curtis were there with open arms to welcome you home. Alan, Brenda, Donene and Gary . We are so sorry for the loss of your father. I am so happy we made that trip to North Dakota
    and had the chance to spend some time with our brother. May God be with you and wrap you in his loving arms and comfort you as you face this time together. If you need anything ever just call us please. Uncle Delmer and Aunt Aldene

  9. Carlen and Connie Jungberg says:

    Towner ND
    We were so sorry to hear that Don had passed away. A friend of ours here
    gets the Fargo paper and saw the
    death notice so we just found out
    today – I have told several of Don and Earlene’s old friends here so they are aware of it. We had no idea he had
    gotten in such bad shape. We hardly ever get to Fargo anymore so had not
    talked to him for quite a long time.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you but I have a feeling he is now at peace and with your mom and Curtis.

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