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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.
Carole, Bonnie & Gloria, We were so sorry to hear of Vestas passing. Our sincerest sympathies to you all. May God bless you and give you comfort.
Margaret & Dick West Mar 7 2015 7:24 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you say "Good-bye" to your Mom and Grandmother. This is ending an era in our lives as Vlasta was the last living Placek. My Dad's life (Frank Kvasnicka) long friends from childhood that he lived his life with. The Placeks were a big part of my life growing up, too. Lots of memories of your grandparents - Charlie & Anna - especially on the farm. Let those memories live on as you honor your Mom's life.
Elaine & Pat Soukup Mar 6 2015 12:32 PM