George J. Privratsky, 82
George J. Privratsky George J. Privratsky, 82, of Dickinson, ND died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006 at St. Luke's Home in Dickinson. He was born Nov. 9, 1923 to Anton and Katherine (Trinka) Privratsky in Dickinson. He attended St. Patrick's Elementary an...
George J. Privratsky
George J. Privratsky, 82, of Dickinson, ND died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006 at St. Luke's Home in Dickinson.
He was born Nov. 9, 1923 to Anton and Katherine (Trinka) Privratsky in Dickinson. He attended St. Patrick's Elementary and in 1943 graduated from Dickinson Central High School. In 1943, he entered the US Marine Corps, serving during the Pacific Theater in New Caledonia and Guam and was honorably discharged in 1945.
He married Grace Merz Aug. 14, 1945 in Baker, MT. In 1951, he graduated from Dickinson State Teachers College. He operated Slope Cleaners and Laundry in Dickinson until 1959 when he accepted the call to missionary service serving as hospital administrator at Gaziantep, Turkey until 1968. Returning to the US they moved to Nevis where he taught and farmed. After retirement, they operated an art studio and gallery near Nevis and later in Park Rapids. In 1993, they moved to Tyrone, NM until October 2005 when they returned to Dickinson.
He was a member of Rotary International, Kiwanis Club, First Congregational United Church of Christ in Dickinson, Presbyterian Church in Silver City, NM and Riverside United Methodist Church in Park Rapids.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Bruce (Emilie) of Knoxville, TN, Brad (Edith) of Thornton, CO and Scott (Jeanne) of Walker; four sisters, Patricia Anderson of Great Falls, MT, Margaret Neighbor of Butte, MT, Blanche Kovash of Clarksville, TN and Francis (Robert) Schmidt of Dickinson; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and four brothers.
Visitation: One hour prior to the service at the church.
Funeral: 11 a.m. today (Saturday) at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Dickinson with Rev. Kathleen Chesnut officiating.
Inurnment: Monday, Oct. 23 at North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan.