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Edward J. Kabanuck

Edward J. Kabanuck, age 89, of Huron, died Tuesday, December 27, 2011, at the SunQuest Health Care Center.  His funeral service was at 10:30 AM, Monday, January 2, 2012, at the Huron Church of the Open Bible.  Military rites were conducted by the Huron Veterans Council.  Burial will be in the spring at the Max Baptist Cemetery at Max, North Dakota. 

Edward J. Kabanuck was born the youngest child of fifteen on April 11, 1922, at home at the Kabanuck homestead at Max, North Dakota.  He graduated from Max Public School where he excelled in football at a time before modern-day pads and helmets. 

Ed volunteered for service in the United States Coast Guard in 1943.  Ed served honorably on board the USS Kirkpatrick, a destroyer assigned to escort supply and personal ships over the Atlantic.  Specifically he ran sonar looking for and eliminating Nazi U-boats.  He was honorably discharged March 1946.   He was injured in his service of this country.  He returned to the family farm at Max, where he farmed with his father and brothers after the war.

He married Miss Sally Dean in October 1949 and they were blessed with five children.

Ed worked off the farm for Peter Kiewit and Sons working with concrete at the Minot Air Force Base.  In the 1960s the family moved to California and Ed had a role in the concrete work at well-known buildings such as the Betty Ford Treatment Center, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and the Los Angeles Music Center.  He was highly respected for his work ethic and his ability to fix problems on projects.

Ed retired in 1982 and remained in California until he and Sally moved to Cando, North Dakota in 1992.  They moved to Max and Minot, North Dakota, also, before moving to Huron, South Dakota in 2008 where he lived until his death.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, John Kabanuck and Anna Wadaninski-Kabanuck, and fourteen brothers and sisters.

Grateful for having shared in his life are his wife, Sally of Huron; five children, Diane Berg of Max, North Dakota, Debbie (Stanley) Skabik of Minot, North Dakota, Dean Kabanuck of Granada Hills, California, Della (Pat) Akins of Lancaster, California, and Darci (Jarvis) Haugeberg of Huron, South Dakota; twelve grandchildren, David Singer, Danny Singer, Darla Hickman, Jeff Hickman, Sarah Miller, Sally Brown, Susie Hammer, Christopher Akins, Eric Akins, Timothy Akins, Amanda Bragg, and Adam Haugeberg; and seven great-grandchildren.

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