Robert D. Sirek, 70

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Robert D. Sirek, age 70 of East Grand Forks, MN, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.

Robert Dale Sirek was born on December 15, 1945 at St. Michael’s Hospital in Grand Forks, ND, the son of James Michael and Minnie Mary (Malafa) Sirek. Robert was raised in East Grand Forks and attended school at Sacred Heart. Following his high school graduation, he attended the Automotive Program at Thief River Falls AVTI. On February 28, 1970, he was united in marriage to Joan Vickery in Grand Forks, ND. They moved to Grafton, ND and lived there for 10 years before moving back to East Grand Forks. He worked at Hanson Kopperud in Grafton, ND and then Hanson Ford in Grand Forks. He also worked for Hoffert Motor Service, now known as Valley Truck in East Grand Forks. He worked for Wherley vehicle maintenance for a while and also Hardware Hank and OK Automotive. Robert loved to fish, dance, and truly enjoyed Polka Music and learning to speak Czech.

Family members who survive Robert include his children: Scott Sirek of East Grand Forks, MN, Kristie (Chris) Nelson of Anchorage, AK, Tammy Burton of Dry Ridge, KY, Robert John Sirek of Reynolds, ND, Anthony (Jackie) Sirek of Brainerd, MN and Andrew (Cassandra) Sirek of Billings, MT; grandchildren: Shelby (Matt) Allen, Rachel, Seth and Kaitlyn Nelson and Abbigail and Austyn Sirek, Alexis and Owen Sirek; great-grandchild, Sawyer Allen; siblings, Darlene Ford of Boise, ID, Gary (Cathy) Sirek of Wheelersburg, OH, James (Val) Sirek of Nine Mile Falls, WA and Cathy Schamberger of Nampa, ID; companion & friend, Shirley Kovar of East Grand Forks, MN. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Joan Sirek on June 13, 2009; brother, John Sirek and sister Mary Ann Bleess.

Memorial Service: 10:00 AM on Thursday, November 17, 2016 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 200 3rd St. NW, East Grand Forks, MN.

Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 with a 6:30 PM Prayer Service on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 in Dahl Funeral Home, 2029 Central Ave. NW, East Grand Forks, MN and also one hour prior Memorial Service on Thursday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Inurnment: Resurrection Cemetery ~ East Grand Forks, MN

Online Guestbook: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com

Arrangements By: Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, Minnesota

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