April 12, 1923 — November 5, 2020
Theodore LeRoy Stanek, 97, walked into the sunset on Nov. 5, 2020, in Pierre. He was born April 12, 1923 in Boyd Township, Chippewa County, WI, the 7th child of 10 of Joseph and Libbie (Vlasnick) Stanek. He grew up on the family farm, milking cows, clearing tree stumps, and dynamiting rock, to be able to farm.
.On June 26, 1945, he married Victoria Bourget. They started their life at Keldron, SD, and a year later returned to Wisconsin and operated a dairy for three years. In 1950 they moved to a ranch 9.5 miles south of Firesteel. In 1983 they moved into the town of Timber Lake and in 2016 they moved to Pierre. They celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary in June, 2020.
Ted was a farmer, rancher, did custom hay baling and custom combining. He was owner and operator of the International Harvester Implement in Timber Lake in the early 1960’s. The couple built the buildings where Ron and Deb Goldade now live, doing the construction themselves except for the drywall and cabinets.
Ted is survived by his wife Vickie; sons Donald (Donna) of Lincoln, NE and Keith (Jessica) of Pierre; daughters Sharon Olson of Gulfport, MS and Doris (Dennis) Kari of Bison; daughter-in-law Karen Stanek of Dickinson, ND; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; sister Marci (Lowell) Ergen of Milwaukee, WI; and numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. .His son, Larry, his parents and eight siblings preceded him in death.
.There will be no visitation nor services. Cremation was chosen with burial at a later date in the Bohemian National Cemetery north of Cadott, WI.
(Vickie Stanek’s address is 400 Parkwood Dr. Apt. 219, Pierre, SD 57501.)