Donald Hruby


Don Hruby, 76, passed away tragically April 30, 2019.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday May 6 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 1919 N 2nd St Bismarck, ND.  Interment will be at St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Cemetery in Wilton at 1:30 p.m.

Visitation will be held Sunday May 5 from 5-7 p.m. at Bismarck Funeral Home, 3723 Lockport St Bismarck, ND with a rosary at 7:00 p.m.

Don was born July 12, 1942 to Michael & Mary (Skorpat) Hruby in Wilton, ND.  He attended Wilton School, participating in basketball and football.

Don married the love of his life August 31, 1963 at St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Church in Wilton.  Together they built a home for their family north of Wilton where he spent many years farming. He also worked  at the Ecklund Taplin Coal Mine. Later he proudly operated the biggest dragline (the Prairie Rose) at Falkirk Mine, retiring in 2007.  After retirement he kept busy transporting vehicles.Don’s family was his pride and joy and his passion was music.  He spent many years performing along with his wife, Lou, in the Don Hruby Band.  Most recently he enjoyed playing for the residents of local nursing homes.

Don is survived by his wife, Lou; his sister Pearl Zerr; his son Dan Hruby; his daughters Tammy Hruby and Cori (Chad) Radke; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren with one more on the way.He is preceded in death by his parents, infant son Jamie Michael; brother Alex and sister Margaret and his best friend Paul Babnick.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to local nursing homes in Don’s name.

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