John "Jack" Pulkrabek, age 51 of Tabor, South Dakota, died unexpectedly on November 4, 2017, at his home in Tabor, one month after his mother Betts died on October 2, 2017.
No formal services will be held. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton, South Dakota. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton.
John "Jack" Pulkrabek was born April 11, 1966 in San Diego, California to Robert and Betty (Weier) Pulkrabek. He grew up in San Diego and graduated from high school in 1984. After high school Jack worked for his parents at Pulkrabek Painting and Decorating and took over the business once his parents retired. Jack moved to the Tabor, South Dakota area in 2003 and worked various jobs around Tabor. In 2012, Jack suffered a stroke and went to live with his mother. They took care of each other as Jack was recovering from his stroke and as Betty's health started to decline. They were best friends and enjoyed the time they spent together.
Jack was very mechanically inclined and loved taking apart cars, motorcycles, or any other piece of machinery. He enjoyed making deals, bartering, and target shooting. He loved animals and wanted to help and rescue them all. He was a great friend, son and brother and will be dearly missed.
Survivors include his two sisters: Gail (Charles Cheek) Pulkrabek of San Diego, California and Carol (Joel Vermuele) Pulkrabek of Yankton, South Dakota; and his half-brother, Mike (Anna) Pulkrabek of Black Hawk, South Dakota.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Todd Pulkrabek.
Memorials may be made in his name to Homeward Bound Animal Rescue in Yankton.
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