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Robert Jilek

November 21, 1942 - February 20, 2019


February 24, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life

Prayer Service

February 24, 2019
- 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center

Funeral Service

February 25, 2019
- 10:00 AM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center


Boulger Funeral Home

Robert Jilek

November 21, 1942 - February 20, 2019


Bob died on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at his home in Fargo, surrounded by his family, and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Robert Steve Jilek was born on November 21, 1942, the son of Steve and Laura (Kostelnak) Jilek, in Graceville, MN. Bob grew up in Dickinson, ND and received his education. He was united in marriage to Donna Praus on June 29, 1971 in Richardton, ND. They made their home in Raleigh, Dickinson, and the past several years in Fargo. Earlier in life, Bob worked in farming, but throughout the majority of his life he worked in the Trucking Industry.

Bob is survived by his wife and best friend, Donna; his children – Shawn (Gretchen) Jilek of Moorhead, MN; Jolene (Duane) Sells of Broken Arrow, OK; and Justin Jilek of Fargo; six beloved grandchildren – Bradley, Taylor, Duane, Demetre, Twilia, and Landon; and his siblings – Betty (Alfred) Krauter of Vancouver, WA; David (Darlene) Jilek of Dickinson; Larry Jilek of Dickinson; Maynard Jilek of Dickinson; Bonnie (Jim) Peters of Billings, MT, Dolly (Don) Gilbertson of Hardin, MT; and Doug (Theresa) Jilek of Dickinson; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a child in infancy; and two infant siblings.

VISITATION: 6-8 PM Sunday at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo – and also one hour prior to the service in the funeral home on Monday
PRAYER SERVICE: 7 PM Sunday at Boulger Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 10 AM Monday at Boulger Funeral Home
BURIAL: Sunset Memorial Gardens in Fargo at a later date

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center in Fargo. To sign the online guest book, please visit our website at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com


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10 responses to “Robert Jilek”

  1. Mike McNamara says:

    Sorry to learn of your loss.

  2. Larry and Margaret Larsen Marcusen says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  3. Captain Wally says:

    So saddened with the news of Robert’s passing. He was a nice gentle soul. My prayers are with his family this day-

  4. James Perhus says:

    Sorry for your loss loss Donna

  5. Lorraine binstock says:

    Sis so sorry to hear of your loss our sympathy and compassion as we share our sorrow with you and your family love sis Lorraine

  6. June Wilen says:

    Donna and family,
    Our sincere sympathy for your loss. Bob was a genuinely good man who loved his family. How fortunate you all are to have had him in your lives.
    Blessed be the name of Robert Jilek.
    June And Lyle Wilen

  7. Pastor Bob Ona says:

    My prayers are with your family as you grieve your loss and also as you celebrate the life of your husband, father, grandfather and brother. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord (II Corinthians 5:8).

  8. Cheryll & Don Pavlicek says:

    We are so sorry Donna for your family’s loss! That was a beautiful tribute to the man, father, brother, grandpa, uncle & son he was. Prayers to you all!

  9. Leonard and Sandy Meduna says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the Jilek family.
    Leonard and Sandy Meduna

  10. Greg & Renae Schneider says:

    To Family of Bob Jilek,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you
    With sympathy, Greg & Renae (Kostelnak) Schneider

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