James Alan Hawronsky, 61, Dickinson, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at his home. Jim’s funeral service was held 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson. Rev. Ron Hodson officiated. Inurnment took place at the Grassy Butte Community Cemetery, north of Grassy Butte.
James Alan Hawronsky was born in Williston on Nov. 7, 1951, the son of John and Louise (Thomas) Hawronsky. He was raised on a farm north of Grassy Butte and attended grade school in Grassy Butte and graduated from Watford City High School in 1969. After high school he worked as a seismographer for several years.
He settled in Bloomington, Minn., where he worked as a caretaker in home health for many years. He became very close to his clients. He also painted houses during this time.
Jim volunteered in soup kitchens and various charities. He enjoyed sharing the gospel with the people he met. Jim moved back to Dickinson in 2011 to be closer to family. His hobbies included being out in the great outdoors, exercising, and cars. He had a unique sense of humor and will be missed by his family and friends.
Jim is survived by his daughter, Kristi; his mother, Louise (John J.) Dutchuk, Dickinson; three brothers, John (Sasha) Hawronsky, Las Vegas, Nev.; Steve (Cindy) Hawronsky, Bismarck; and Mike Hawronsky, Portland, Ore.; five sisters, Rosemary (Darrel) Smebakken, Dickinson; Ann Marie (David) Sims, Dickinson; Vicki (Denny) Brimer, Ft. Rice; Pat (Ron) Heiser, Grassy Butte; and Julie (friend-Bob Coleman) Grotte, Watford City; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, John Hawronsky.
“Jim, we love you and we will miss you!”