Raymond Janachovsky

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Raymond Frank Janachovsky

Raymond Frank Janachovsky age 77 of Lucan passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at Avera McKennon Hospital in Sioux Falls due to complications from an accident.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 16 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Lucan.

Visitation will be Friday, 4:00-8:00 p.m. AT THE CHURCH with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m., and will continue one hour prior to services on Saturday.  Interment is in the church cemetery.   The Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Raymond Janachovsky was born August 17, 1933 on the family farm near Lucan to Frank & Mary (Benedict) Janachovsky.  He attended country school district 81 near Lucan.  On June 1, 1954, Raymond was united in marriage to Norma Skoblik at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church.  In February 1955, he entered the United States Army, and served until 1957 when he received his honorable discharge.  Raymond returned to farm near Lucan.  He later worked for Sell Brothers in Walnut Grove for several years, the Lucan Elevator, and Chassis Liner in Lucan.  The last few years he had been helping farm in the spring and fall.  Raymond also raised buffalo and all kinds of livestock over the years.  He was active in church organizations and in the Catholic Workmen for many years.  Raymond enjoyed farming, camping, gardening and tinkering on cars, tractors and around the farm.  He took the antique machinery to many parades, and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Raymond is survived by his wife Norma of 56 years; children: Vicky Seebeck of Cottonwood, Mary (Steven) Wesner of Apple Valley, Michael “Jay” (Janice) of Farmington, Mark (Karen) of Donnelly, Brian (Darcy) of Wood Lake, Lori Meier of Lucan, Todd (special friend Bethany Glidden) of Cottonwood, Pamela (Richard) Riley of Sanborn, & Lisa (special friend Todd Gullickson) Rinish of Granite Falls; 28 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; sister Phyllis Hengel of Redwood Falls and many other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Robert and Felix, an infant daughter, and son in law Michael Seebeck.


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