Frank Karsky

Frank Karsky Jr.

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In light of the Coronavirus restrictions, Frank’s Funeral Mass will be limited to immediate family. Frank would want his friends and family to be safe during this time. A private live-streamed Funeral Mass will be held at Queen of Peace parish with Monsignor Richter officiating. To view the live-stream of Frank's Funeral Mass, please go to the Queen of Peace Catholic Church Facebook page at 11:00 a.m., Thursday April 16, 2020.

Frank passed away April 11, 2020 at St. Alexius Hospital, Bismarck, ND.

Frank was born on January 20, 1934 in Dickinson to Frank J. Karsky and Emma (Marsh) Karsky. He grew up on the farm in Dunn County, he attended rural school, St. Peter and Paul Catholic School in New Hradec, ND, St. Procopius Academy in Lisle, Ill., and graduated from Dickinson High School in 1951.

On September 9, 1953 he married Lorraine Kadrmas at St. Wenceslaus Church in Dickinson. The couple was blessed with three children, Jayleen, Jeril Lynn, and Jared. They lived in Dickinson until 1956 when they purchased their farm West of New Hradec and farmed and ranched raising Charolais cattle until they retired in 2008. Frank loved farming and took great pride in his family.

Frank was very involved in the community. He was a board member of South Heart Farmers Union Elevator, Southwest Grain Elevators, Dunn County Social Services, Dunn County FHA, Dunn County Soil Conservation Board, a Dunn County Commissioner, SBD Rural Water, and Southwest Rural Water Board. He served as Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus Council 1515, Knights of Columbus District Deputy, and he also served as Knights of Columbus State Squires Chairman of which he received a National Service Citation from the Supreme Knight in the Fraternal year 1984-1985. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Assembly 790, and also New Hradec Knights of Columbus member. He was also a member of the Catholic Workman Fraternal Organization, New Hradec, ND. He was a member of the South Heart Fire Department for many years.

He was a member of Queen of Peace Church, Elks, Eagles, St. Anthony Club. He enjoyed playing cards, dancing, bowling, fishing, and going on trips. He was very proud of his hole-in-one in the Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament.

Frank is survived by his children, Jayleen (Gary) Kessel of Belfield, Jeril (Jeff) Kessel of Newell, SD, and Jared of Rapid City, SD; grandchildren Justin (Marcie) Kessel of Denver, CO, Jenilee (Josh) Lewis of Spearfish, SD; great grandchildren, Madeline Kessel, Alexandra Kessel, Aubrie Asarch, and Hudson Lewis; brother, Edward (Gina) Karsky of Dickinson, sister Tillie Volesky of Dickinson, and sister-in-law’s Margie Karsky, Clinton, MN, and Hazel Karsky, Cheifland, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Lorraine (2009); grandson Jeremy Kessel; brothers, Laudie (Mary), Otto, Ludwig (Martha), Albert Karsky, and sister Elsie (Albert) Sadowsky, and brother-in-law Robert Volesky.
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    Thursday, April 16th, 2020 |
    Thursday, April 16th, 2020
    Queen of Peace Catholic Church
    725 12th Street West
    Dickinson, ND 58601
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Suzanne Wofford

Posted at 02:57pm
I so enjoyed getting to know Frank. He was always quick to laugh and easy to be around. I always looked forward to seeing him and playing cards; it seems like we always won! I know that you will miss his great attitude and kind nature. Blessings to you all in this heart-breaking time. Suzanne (Voigt) Wofford - San Antonio.

Jayleen kessel Posted at 08:59pm

Thank you

Jayleen kessel Posted at 08:59pm

Thank you

Denise Person

Posted at 12:40pm
I think I knew your dad from church and exercise class at the community center. He was always friendly and pleasant. I want to say to Jayleen, Jeril and the rest of the family that I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you.

Jayleen kessel Posted at 08:57pm

Thank you

Del and Joyce Gab

Posted at 04:24pm

we were privileged to know Frank quite well at Edgewood Hawks Point the past many months and always enjoyed his company. He will be missed as a part of the family here. God be with his family. Del and Joyce Gab

Irene Wehri

Posted at 11:43am
Dear Karsky family,
Our sincere sympathy to Frankie and Lorraine's family.
I was the teacher who lived with your family during the 1962-1963 school year and lived with your family during that year. It was a short jaunt up the hill from your house to the little white school house ( and on the way home, I would stop and talk to the Rambousek boys across the fence.) Such fond memories!!
Last summer we were in Dickinson and learned that your Dad lived at Evergreen and we decided to stop and surprise him. Of course, he shared some of his "medications" with us. It was such a nice visit, reminiscing; we are so glad we took the time to do it. Jayleen and Jeril, you were little girls at the time I stayed, but be reassured I truly enjoyed my year at your house. May your parents again be able to dance and may they rest in peace. We will have two Masses read for them. We will watch the live-streamed Mass. God bless you all.
Love and prayers,
Leonard and Irene (Morman) Wehri

Jared Karsky Posted at 02:11pm

Thank you so much for such a wonderful memory of my parents

Jayleen kessel Posted at 09:01pm

Thank you so much. I remember you as the pretty lady that lived upstairs.

Rita Staloch

Posted at 08:00pm
Jayleen, Jeril, Jared and families,

We are so saddened by the passing of your dad, our good neighbor and friend. We have only wonderful memories of the witty and fun filled man. My husband also got to know him and enjoyed every visit with him. He was special to us both and we are so sorry for you all. God's blessings to you.

Rita & Al Staloch

Jayleen kessel Posted at 08:58pm

Thank you

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