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Dorian Jean (Cordell) Jiricek

December 23, 1954 — June 27, 2017

Survived by her husband Ken Jiricek and her son Silas Jiricek, both in Yankton, and a sister and brother-in-law, Leslie Fiack (Dave), Parker Co. and 5 cats. She thought cats were, well, the cats meow. She loved to travel, loved the planet, loved all of creation and loved the Creator. Consequently and importantly, she loved people. She endeavored to be a loving, forgiving person. A very personable individual who made people feel comfortable and of value. She lived a life of peace, willing to forgive for the sake of peace and died with a calmness and a grace to be admired. She instructed me specifically to not refer to her victimization by cancer as a courageous battle. She saw no virtue in being called courageous or brave. The cost was dear, it was an unpleasant experience for her, always emotionally taxing, she was very sick, very weak but she still could smile and enjoy people. It was a struggle to want to continue. No matter what she did she knew death was going to end the day. Shakespeare referred to death as the undiscovered country from which no visitor returns. Dorian fully expected to return. Her dying desire was to educate people about the Bible truth of death,also therein, the hope of a resurrection and a peaceful earth free of the death dealing afflictions, the strife and pain we now endure. To that end she endeavored to maintain a fragile existence for a time. That is her legacy. Her hope was not to live a meager number of trips around the sun but rather to look forward to the Bible promise of everlasting life in conditions we only dream of in a hazy outline of what can be. She leaves behind many friends that will miss her dearly and will never forget her. For me personally she was a woman of high principle that she displayed via kindness, of whom I often felt unworthy. A friend once told me that he never heard me say a bad word about Dorian, I told him there was nothing bad to say. We enjoyed 22 years of marriage by loving one another and striving for peace in our lives.
(obituary written by her husband Ken)

7:00 p.m.
July 9th 2017
Kingdom of Jehovah's Witnesses
2215 Douglas Ave.
Yankton, South Dakota
with luncheon to follow (7:30-9:30 p.m.)
The Round Table
601 W. 21st St.
Yankton, South Dakota
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