May 11, 1960 – Friday, March 15, 2013
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted, MN
Friday, March 22, 2013
Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, MN
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Douglas Loren Jilek, age 52, of Lester Prairie, MN passed away suddenly on March 15, 2013.
He was born on May 11, 1960 in St. Cloud, MN the son of Loren and Miriam (Skerik) Jilek.
Doug was a respected businessman. President of First Community Bank of Lester Prairie and First Community Bank of Silver Lake, and outstanding supporter of his local community and Lester Prairie School of which he was an alumnae, graduate of the class of 1978.
He has served on the local businessman’s association and as Treasurer and Director of the Lester Prairie Foundation for Education. He has been an active member of the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota and the Bank Holding Company association serving on the Board of Directors of both organizations.
He was an extremely active community member and promoted and supported many local community involvement projects.
He was cherished by his family and many, many friends and will be dearly missed by all. He lived life to the fullest with no regrets for things left unsaid or undone. Our community and our lives were the richer for the privilege of having him in our lives even though far too brief a time.
“The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop, at late or early hour. Now is the only time you own. Live, love, toil with a will. Place not faith in time. For the clock may soon be still.”
Beloved husband to Sheila for over 30 wonderful years. Cherished father of JaNaye (Ryan) Dressler of Lester Prairie, Kelsey (Aaron) Thiemann of St. Bonifacius, Brooke (significant other Beau Weise) Jilek and Blair Jilek both of Lester Prairie. Devoted grandfather to Eliza and Layne Dressler. He is further survived by his parents Loren and Miriam Jilek of Lester Prairie, brother Jerry (Lisa) Jilek of St. Bonifacius, sisters Renee (Casey) Lehman of Iowa City, IA and Bonnie (Scott) Schlichting of Ham Lake, mother-in-law and father-in-law DeVota and DeVan Stoltenow, sister-in-law Quanita (Norman) Arlt of Aurora, CO and Scott (Sheila) Schmalz of Woodbury, many nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins, other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by father-in-law Ortwin Seeman, grandparents Clara and Ernest Jilek and Bill and Christine Skerik.
A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Friday, March 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Father Paul Schumacher and Father Tony Stubeda will be Concelebrants.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 21 from 4-8 PM at Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Further visitation will take place one hour prior to services on Friday.
Casket Bearers will be Bryon Weisenburger, Barry Kyllo, Richard Kiekhaefer, Al Millerbernd, Tony Foss and Eric Gustafson.
Interment at Holy Trinity Cemetery.
Chilson Funeral Home of Winsted assisted the family with arrangements.