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Onufry T. Lizakowski

Onufry T. Lizakowski

Onufry T. Lizakowski, age 82 of Minto, ND passed away on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at the Lutheran Sunset Home of Grafton.

Onufry Lizakowski was born March 3, 1932 on the family farm near Warsaw, ND, the son of the late Paul and Nettie (Gerszewski) Lizakowski. He grew up and attended school in Warsaw. Following his education, he began farming with his father and siblings. He was united in marriage to Albertine "Tina" Kowalski on November 27, 1956. The couple lived and farmed near Warsaw. He also worked for Western Fruit Express in Grand Forks during the winter months for 20 years. He retired from farming in 1994. Tina passed away on February 10, 1995 and he continued to make his home on the farm until moving into the Lutheran Sunset Home in July of 2014.

He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Minto, the Minto Rural Fire Department, and served as supervisor on the Ardoch Township Board for many years. He loved helping on the farm and always kept himself busy.

He is survived by his sons: Gregory (Nancy) Lizakowski, Minto, ND, Dean Lizakowski, Grand Forks, ND, and Daryl (Cindy) Lizakowski, Nisswa, MN, 4 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and one more due in October, siblings: Rae Ann Wosick, Las Vegas, NV, Ramie Kowalski, George Lizakowski, and Theresa (Jim) Briske, all of Grand Forks. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Tina, infant son Roger, brothers: Harry and Florian, and sister Flore Lunski.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the St. Stanislaus Catholic Church of Warsaw. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery of Minto.

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The Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton is in charge of the arrangements.