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May 3, 2022 (0)

Harold "Tom"


Stuart — Harold "Tom" Thomas Dobrovolny, 94, of Stuart, died Friday, April 29, 2022 in Atkinson.

Visitation was held Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at Seger Funeral Home in Stuart with a rosary.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2022 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stuart. Fr. Ross Burkhalter will officiate. Music will be provided by organist Deb Kaup and soloist John Madsen.

Pallbearers will be Gerald, Steve, Travis and Zach Dobrovolny, Steve and Dale Steinhauser and Ron Bennetts.

Burial will be in the Cleveland Cemetery north of Stuart with military rites provided by the Stuart American Legion.

Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.

Harold was born Nov. 9, 1927 on the family ranch south of Atkinson. He attended grade school in the country and later attended and graduated from the Atkinson High School.

Tom served in the military in Korea. He was drafted Dec. 6, 1950 and was honorably discharged on Sept. 5, 1951. He then returned to the family ranch south of Atkinson.

Tom married Joan Steinhauser on May 18, 1953 in Stuart. To this union two sons Dave and Richard were born.   

Joan and Tom spent the next couple of years working on the Dobrovolny Ranch before moving to their own ranch north of Stuart. They spent a couple of years ranching south of Valentine from 1962 to 1963 but returned once again to their ranch north of Stuart.

Tom loved ranch work and cattle. He especially loved working with and training his cattle dogs. He could get the dogs to do almost anything with cattle. He loved history, especially family history, and he loved sharing that history with everyone.  

He was a member of the Stuart American Legion. 

Tom was a faithful husband and visited Joan often when she had to be moved to the nursing home in Stuart. He continued those visits even after Joan passed away.

Tom is survived by his sons David (Brenda) of Newport and Richard (Cindy) of Corning, Iowa, two grandchildren Travis Dobrovolny of Corning, Iowa and Zach Dobrovolny of Stuart, five great-grandchildren, one sister Marie Krysl Kramer of Blair, two brothers John Dobrovolny of Hastings and Fred Dobrovolny of Gering and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Joan, two brothers LeRoy and Tony Dobrovolny and one sister Albena Kramer.                     18



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