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Jeffrey W. Musilek

Hartford, SD: Jeffrey Musilek, 60, of Hartford, South Dakota, formerly of Hawarden, Iowa, died Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at his residence in Hartford. Memorial services will be held Monday, April 29, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden with Rev. Joshua Lowe officiating. A time of visitation with the family will follow the memorial service until 3:30 PM. The Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden is assisting the family.


   Jeffrey Wayne Musilek was born October 22, 1958, the son of Louis and Joanne (Dykstra) Musilek, in Plainview, Nebraska. Jeff was united in marriage with Lorna Vander Helm on June 1, 1985. Together, the couple made their home in Hawarden, Iowa. They were blessed with two children, Dillon and Madison. Jeff was an auto mechanic and the owner/operator of M.C.A.R. in Hawarden for 16 years. After accepting a position as the Director of Maintenance for Careflight at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Jeff and Lorna moved to Hartford, South Dakota. Jeff was meticulous in all of his efforts. This served him well for the career he enjoyed as an auto and flight mechanic.


   Jeff was a devoted family man. His wife, children, and dogs were his world. He was a jack of all trades and could make or fix anything from a lightbulb to a broken heart. Often, he would fix what someone else had already attempted to “repair”. Jeff was a selfless man, always putting others first. Jeff was a lifelong learner, always looking to expand his knowledge and better himself. He will be greatly missed by those who knew him.


   Jeff is survived by his wife of 33 years, Lorna; two children, Dillon Musilek (Vanessa) and Madison Musilek (Ryan), both of Sioux Falls; granddaughter, Braelyn; sister, Jodi (Barry) Haverhals of Hawarden; and his beloved dog, Ember. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Joanne; and his grandparents.

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Musilek family: We were saddened to read about the loss of Jeff and want to express our heartfelt condolences. As family and friends continue to support you in the days to come, think about seeing him in a youthful world, full of happiness, doing all the things he loved, and where sorrow and pain will be a thing of the past. May the peace of God be with you during this difficult time.

L. Whitley May 1 2019 12:00 AM

Im sadden to hear of Jeffs sudden passing. You have my deepest sympathies. I always enjoyed chatting with him at Avera.

Oliver Hohbach Apr 29 2019 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Apr 29 2019 12:00 AM

A Spring's Bounty Basket was sent on April 29, 2019

May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Safran Helicopter Engines USA

Expression of Sympathy Apr 29 2019 12:00 AM

A Large Spathiphyllum was sent on April 29, 2019

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers, with deepest sympathies from the West Sioux Class of 2010.

Expression of Sympathy Apr 29 2019 12:00 AM

Our sympathy to you at this difficult time. Jeff was a good friend and he helped us out by taking airplane parts home from Sioux Falls when he worked at Business Aviation. Lifting you up in prayer. Dan and Sharon Byker

Dan byker Apr 29 2019 12:00 AM

A Mauve Memories was sent on April 28, 2019

So very sorry for your loss please know your in our thoughts and prayers sending lots of love to the family we are blessed to have had a chance to meet him. Candie, bill and peanut

Expression of Sympathy Apr 28 2019 12:00 AM

Musilek family, grace and peace to you as you grieve Jeff's death, give thanks for his life, entrust him to our merciful God, and hope to see him again, through Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord.

Cory & Arla Van Sloten Apr 28 2019 12:00 AM

An Among the Clouds Basket was sent on April 28, 2019

Jeff, you will be missed by all. Not only were you a consummate professional, but you were such a wonderful person. Working with you was always a pleasure, and everyone in your Airbus family is better for having known you.

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