Theodore LeRoy Stanek

Theodore LeRoy Stanek, 97, walked into the sunset on Nov 5, 2020, in Pierre, SD. He was born the 7th child of 10 to Joseph and Libbie (Vlasnick) Stanek in Boyd Township, Chippewa County, WI. He grew up on the family farm, milking cows, clearing tree stumps, dynamiting rock, to be able to farm.
On June 26, 1945, he married Victoria Bourget. They celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary in June.  They started their life at Keldron, SD, one year before returning to WI and operating a dairy for 3 years. In 1950 they moved to a ranch 9.5 miles south of Firesteel, SD. In 1983 they moved into the town of Timber Lake until 2016 when they moved to Pierre, SD.
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 the cabinets.
He is survived by wife Vickie; sons Donald (Donna) of Lincoln, NE and Keith (Jessica) of Pierre, SD; daughters Sharon Olson of Gulfport, MS and Doris (Dennis) Kari of Bison, SD; daughter-in-law Karen Stanek of Dickinson, ND; 13 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; a great great granddaughter; sister Marci (Lowell) Ergen of Milwaukee, WI; numerous nieces and nephews and extended family.
His son, Larry, his parents and 8 siblings preceded him in death.
There will be a memorial service on Friday, November, 20th at 2:00pm at Isburg Funeral Chapel with visitation one hour prior to the service. Masks are required if attending.  The service will also be live-streamed at the top of Ted’s obituary page at Online condolences can be written at:
Cremation was chosen with burial at a later date in the Bohemian National Cemetery north of Cadott, WI.

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