Donald Ray Dzurick

Donald Ray Dzurick, 68, of Ashland, MO, passed away April 4, 2013 at home.

Don was born February 13, 1945 to Russell and Sarah Phillips Dzurick in Fulton, MO. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, Thomas.

He married Olivia Jeanne Eakins on June 25, 1982, who survives of the home. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by daughter Karen (Dan) Pryor of Blue Springs, MO, daughter Katy (Gabe) Edwards of Columbia, MO and son, Jeffrey Dzurick of Columbia, MO. He was the best PaPa to grandchildren Allison Pryor, Lauren Knipp, and Olivia Edwards.

He is also survived by three brothers, John (Linda), and Daryle (Lola) of Fulton, MO; David of Houston, TX, and one sister, Joan Meacham, Sedro Woolley, WA.  Numerous nieces and nephews.

Don requested cremation.  A gathering of friends and family to celebrate his life will be held at the family home, May 5th, 2013 from 2 to 4 o’clock, with the memorial at 3 o’clock.  If you were ever touched by Don’s warm smile, please feel welcome to attend

Contributions may be made in his memory to Hospice Compassus or the American Cancer Society.

Don left this note, “It’s not how you are buried; it’s how you are remembered.”

Visits: 3


  1. Joel and Jean Coash on April 6, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Always a smile and a twinkle in his eye, even when he felt crumby. Who else would start the spring crop of broccoli in the bath tub? Don will be missed by all who knew him. You have our condolences.

  2. Linda K Mason on April 7, 2013 at 10:51 am

    So sorry for your lost. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  3. Chris Waller on April 8, 2013 at 10:53 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I also agree with Don it’s how you are remembered that counts. It’s the good memorys that bring us peace. My thoughts are with you and your family now in this time of saddness.

  4. Bobby & Linda Love on April 9, 2013 at 9:33 am

    We were so sorry, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. mable on April 9, 2013 at 10:53 am

    He will always be with you in your heart and soul. May God bless and keep you andyour family at this time in your life. My thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

  6. Needra Jackson on April 10, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Dear Jeanne and Family,

    May our thoughts and prayers be a comfort to you at this season of loss. May you find strength and peace with each other as you share the memories of your loved ones life.

  7. Ed Wilson on April 11, 2013 at 10:01 am

    So very sorry for your loss. Don now is finally at peace and hopefully you will find solace in that. My sincere condolences.

  8. Pat (Schopp) Herman on April 11, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Dear Jeanne and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. I’m thinking of you with love and prayers. With sincere sympathy, Pat

  9. Mary Jane Ruffolo on April 11, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    My sincere and heartfelt sympathies to Donnie’s family. Donnie’s words in the note are very wise and I will remember him as the special person he was, even back in high school.

  10. Pam Smith on April 29, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Jeanne, Katy, Gabe and family. In our conversations, it was so apparent the love you all had, which will stay with you always. My heart and thoughts are with you all.

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