Donald Zabokrtsky, 73, Washington, died Sunday, January 20, 2019 at the Washington County Hospital, Washington. Visitation was from 1 until 8 p.m., Thursday, January 24 at Ward Funeral Home in Washington. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral service was at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 25, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Washington. Pastor Judy Hill officiated. Sheila Ouellette was organist and the congregation sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Amazing Grace." Pallbearers were Joss Sawin, Brice Sawin, Jacob Hughes, Taylor Hughes, Justin Zabokrtsky, Patrick McCarty, Michael McCarty and Ethan Craig. Burial was in the Washington City Cemetery. Don was born June 21, 1945 in Concordia, KS to Edwin and Katherine (Sawin) Zabokrtsky at Concordia, KS. He was baptized and confirmed in the United Methodist Church, Washington. In 1963, he graduated from Washington High School. On December 23, 1982, he married Cynthia Craig at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Washington. Don worked at Bob’s Locker and was a farrier. He and Cynthia bought the locker in July 1984. Don loved anything to do with horses and was active in horse shows, team roping, driving horses and wagon trains. He was a member of the Washington County Saddle Club. One of his highlights was driving the stagecoach with his four-horse hitch in the Pony Express documentary show, “Real West” in 1994. Preceding him in death were his parents, and stepfather, Gus Matson. Survivors include his wife, Cynthia; sons, Jason (Amy) Zabokrtsky, Washington, Levi Zabokrtsky, Providence, RI, Brett Zabokrtsky, Washington; sister, Nancy (Jon) McCarty, Allen, TX; brother-in-law, Reggie Craig; and nieces and nephews, Michael McCarty, Patrick McCarty, Ethan Craig and Makaila Craig. A memorial fund is established and will be designated later. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home.
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