Remembering Donald Wysocki


Donald Wysocki, retired housing maintenance worker, died Nov. 27 at Altru Hospital. He was 89.

Donald Dominic Wysocki was born June 16, 1917, to Max and Catherine (Knaus) Wysocki near Ardoch, N.D., where he was raised and attended rural school. He married Isabel Marie Duray on July 21, 1942 at St. Stanislaus Church in Warsaw, N.D.

They moved to Grand Forks in 1950, where he worked 24 years as a truck driver for Bridgeman Dairy. He then began working at UND, where he performed housing maintenance at the West Complex until his retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Isabel; a daughter, Darlene (Elden) Jenson, Grand Forks; sons, Duane (Anne), Grand Forks, and Arnold, Colorado Springs; six gradchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Madeline (Tom) Kline, Camerillo, Calif., and a brother, Ray, Chico, Calif.

He was preceded in death by a grandson.
-- Jan Orvik, Editor, with information from the Grand Forks Herald.