Donald J. Ficek


Donald J. Ficek, 77, Beaver Dam, Wis., formerly of Dickinson, ND, went home to be with his Lord, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

Donald was born the son of Henry and Mary (Kubas) Ficek on February 7, 1944 in Dickinson, North Dakota. He served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves. Don earned his Bachelor of Arts in Art Education and minored in Business Administration from Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND. He was employed as an Art Teacher at Beaver Dam High School early in his career. He was also employed at Mid-State Equipment in Columbus, WI for over 25 years. Don was married to Helen Frank on June 26, 1967 in Dickinson, ND.

Don is survived by his children: Terri (Joe) Hammer, Columbus, Wisconsin, Dean Ficek, New York, New York, Danielle Ficek, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and Christopher Ficek, Mercer, Wisconsin; his grandchildren: Jacob (Cortney) Hammer, Madison, Wisconsin, Emily Hammer (Special friend, Brad Blank), Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Maddie (Tana) Vanden Hammer, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, and Elijah Hammer, Columbus, Wisconsin; special friend Rebecca Albrecht of Waunakee; his siblings: Raymond Ficek, Dickinson, North Dakota, Clarence (Linda) Ficek, Tampa, Florida, Alvin (Shirley) Ficek, Rapid City, South Dakota, Ken (Jane) Ficek, Prescott, Arizona, Alice Binstock, Columbus, Montana; sister-in-law Marge Ficek, Billings, Montana; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Helen, Siblings: Irene Kostenko, Edie (Tom) Decker, Gilbert Ficek, Sister-in-law: Tina Rixon. Brother-in-law: Ed Binstock.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in Beaver Dam  on Tuesday, September 28, 2021.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Central Wisconsin Community Action Council. Inc. of Dodge County and the food pantry at St. Vincent de Paul Society of Dodge County.

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