Dennis Schalesky

Dennis Schalesky Obituary


Age - 89


October 7, 2023


Kenmare, ND

Dennis Schalesky, 89, Bismarck, ND, formerly of Minot and Burlington, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at a hospital in Bismarck. Dennis was born February 7, 1934, the son of Jacob and Ruth (Classen) Schalesky, in rural Max. He was raised and educated in the rural Max area. Even though he only had a grade school education, he was far wiser and learned his jobs very quickly. He had worked in the coal mines, on the railroad, driving semi-truck, and construction. He had owned his own semi-trucks. He operated cranes and other construction equipment. When Minot Air Force Base was built, he helped. While working construction he was laid off in the winter months. During those months, he would work on the Minot AFB clearing snow. He met a lot of people and had some good stories to share. The love of his life was Twyla, they were married for 72 years until her passing. He loved all his children, too. Dennis enlisted in the United States Army in 1950. He proudly served his country during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1951. Dennis is survived by his sons, Craig Schalesky, Burlington, ND and Timothy (Angie) Schalesky, Wisconsin; daughters, Carmen (Jackson) Popiel, Carrolton, TX, Tammy Schalesky, Bismarck, and Lisa (Mark) Lisberg, Minot, ND; daughter-in-law Sandy Schalesky, Johnstown, PA; brother, Alwood Schalesky, Montana; brother-in-law; Roscoe (Beatrice) Rhodes, Minot; 14 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; many great-great grandchildren; and numerous other extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Rickie Schalesky; brothers, Paul, Derrold, Wesley, Walter, and Marvin; sisters, Florence, Violet, Ravonne, and Angel; brother-in-law, Chester "Bud" (Helga) Rhodes; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Rhodes, Theta Jean (Fay) Myers, Jacquiline Rhodes, Olive (John) Fulton, Beverly (Paul) Schalesky, Frances (Doug) Carr, and Leila Rhodes; and other extended family. Funeral: Thursday, October 12, 2023, at 1 p. m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot, ND. Visitation: Wednesday from 5 to 7 p. m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot. Family Prayer Service: Wednesday at 7 p. m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot. The service will be livestreamed for the public to view and can be accessed by going to Thompson-Larson Funeral Home's YouTube channel at https://www. youtube. com/@thompson-larsonfuneralhome3198

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