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1918 Vesta 2015

Vesta  Blachnik

January 22, 1918 — February 28, 2015

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Fr. Randy Phillips
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Congregational Hymns
“Amazing Grace”
“Be Not Afraid”
“On Eagle’s Wings”
“How Great Thou Art”
Vesta Marie Blachnik was born on Tuesday, January 22, 1918 to Charles and Anna (Dvorak) Placek in Tripp, South Dakota. For a time, she attended Tripp school until she began working at the Scotland Nursing Home as a Nurse’s Aid. Vesta went on to earn her GED and complete her MedAid certification in Yankton. For over 35 years, she worked at the Scotland Nursing Home caring for the residents. On January 17, 1944, Vesta was united in marriage to Ernest Blachnik. In May of 1998, Vesta retired yet she was as helpful as ever, willing to run errands or care for local people who needed it. In 2006, she moved to the Sioux Falls Assisted Living and later the Good Samaritan Society of Sioux Falls.
Vesta loved flowers, caring for her houseplants, dancing at local polka functions, and embroidery. She was a talented cook, preparing home-made dumplings, sauerkraut, and kolaches for her family. Vesta was sweet, loving, and always had a cup of coffee and cookies ready to share.
Vesta passed away on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society of Sioux Falls having attained the age of 97 years, 1 month, and 6 days.
She is survived and remembered by her three daughters: Carol (Kenneth) Smithey of Sioux Falls, Bonita Blachnik of Omaha, NE, and Gloria Blachnik of Scottsdale, AZ; two grandchildren: Kimberly McCoy and Melissa Bissell; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest Blachnik in 1964, her parents, brothers: Wesley and Steve Placek, and sister Adeline Cisar.
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Sunday, March 8, 2015

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Goglin Funeral Home, Scotland

410 Poplar St, Scotland, SD 57059

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

St. George Catholic Church

930 3rd St, Scotland, SD 57059

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