Marion HurinenkoMarion Hurinenko, 75, Manning, died Saturday, Feb. 2, at Kindred Hospital, Mandan.
Marion Hurinenko, 75, Manning, died Saturday, Feb. 2, at Kindred Hospital, Mandan.
Marion’s Parastas is 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Fairfield, with Rev. Taras Miles presiding. Interment will follow at the Korsun Cemetery, west of Manning near Marion’s home.
There will be visitation today from noon to 3 p.m. at Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, and at the church from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a rosary and Panakyda at 7 p.m.
Marion Hurinenko was born Feb. 28, 1937, at Belfield to George and Julia (Romanyshyn) Hurinenko. Marion graduated from Dickinson High School in 1955.
In 1956, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving as a meteorologist and was honorably discharged in 1960. Marion attended college at North Dakota State University where he received a degree in engineering in 1964.
While in college, Marion married Elane Braunagel on Dec. 27, 1961. This union produced two sons, Jeff and Steve.
After graduation from NDSU, Marion accepted a job with Boeing in Seattle, Wash., where he worked as an aeronautical engineer until 1969. In 1970, he moved to Minneapolis and worked for Donaldson Corporation as a fluid engineer until 1980.
In 1980, Marion moved back to the ranch where he grew up and lived out the remainder of his life in what he called “God’s country” with his companion and dear friend, Mary Ann Hanson.
Marion was very proud of his Ukrainian heritage and seldom missed an opportunity to promote and celebrate the Ukrainian culture. He loved attending the Ukrainian festivals in Dauphin, Canada, and traveling to spend time with relatives in Ukraine.
Marion’s greatest joy, however, was hosting social gatherings for family and friends at his home and relaxing on his boat at the lake. Marion also loved vacationing in Hawaii.
A generous man, Marion never hesitated to offer a helping hand to those in need. Marion will long be remembered for his lively spirit and hearty laugh.
Marion is survived by his companion and dear friend, Mary Ann; son Jeff (Jane) and their daughters, Kailin, Jennifer, and Elizabeth, and son Steve (Vicki), and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
All memorial gifts will be directed to help the families that Marion supported in the Ukraine.
Arrangements are with Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson.
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