Paul Huncovsky, 88, Mandan, died Sunday October 22, 2017 at his home. Services will be held at 10:30 Friday, Oct. 27 at United Church of Christ, 1200 E. Highland Acres Road, Bismarck with the Rev. Gretchen Deeg officiating. Burial will be held at 12:00 p.m. at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Bismarck Funeral Home.
Paul was born August 29, 1929 to Joseph and Dorothy (Nelson) Huncovsky at Timmer, ND. Paul attended school at Timmer and Flasher and graduated from Flasher High School in 1948. He began work at Mor-Gran-Sou Electric following high school until he began serving in the US Amy from 1951-1953.
Paul was married to Lavina Jurgensen March 7, 1954 in Forman, ND by Lavina’s father, Reverend William Jurgensen. After their marriage, they moved to New Salem where Paul returned to work for Mor-Gran-Sou as a lineman. They resided there until transferring to Flasher as the Line Superintendent in 1965. Paul enjoyed working for the Cooperative and its employees until his retirement in 1991.
Paul and Lavina moved to Mandan in 1991 following his retirement. They enjoyed those years following retirement traveling with friends and relatives and enjoying their new home along the Missouri River and visiting with their many friends. Paul was always a happy, friendly person and enjoyed laughing and joking with those around him. He remained extremely active and enjoying life right up until the last few months of his life following his ALS diagnosis.
Paul is survived by his daughters, Barbara Gress and Robyn Becher; his son, Jim (Karla) Huncovsky; his grandchildren Tanner (Andrea) Gress, Tiffany (Adrian) Austin, Dana (Jason) Splonskowski, Beth (Justin) Goetz, Michael Huncovsky, and Jessica Becher (fiancé Colton Muechel); his great-grandchildren Cody and Colton Laws, Kaden Smith, Edrick and Mia Austin, Matthew, Megan and Maddox Splonskowski, and Elise Goetz; his brother Warren (Sharlene) Huncovsky; his sister Twila (Roy) Durand; and his dog Jazzy.
He was preceded in death by his wife Lavina in 2009; his parents; his sisters Velma Huncovsky and Louise Kary, and his brother George Huncovsky.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery