Frank E. VYZRALEK(1938 - 2014)

75, of Bismarck died February 7, 2017 At St. Alexius Hospital, Bismarck, ND. Services will be held at Bismarck Funeral Home, on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery, Bismarck. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to services on Tuesday. Frank E. Vyzralek was born November 11, 1938 in Alexandria, MN, the only child of Frank V. and Margaret (Torgerson) Vyzralek. He attended Fargo public schools and graduated from Fargo Central High School. Frank was a graduate of North Dakota State University. He began working for the State Historical Society of North Dakota as a researcher in 1969. In 1971 he became an archivist for the agency and in 1977 was appointed to the new position of state archivist. He also served as associate editor of North Dakota History from 1969 to 1973. In 1981 he left the State Historical Society to serve as interim director of the North Dakota Humanities Council. From 1981 to the present he has owned Great Plains Research, a private company that performs historical research for companies and governmental agencies. A dedicated historian, Frank published numerous articles in North Dakota History. In 2008 he received the Larry Rowen Remele Award at the Northern Great Plains History Conference. He was active in researching and publishing state and regional history. Frank was a member of Valley City Lodge # 7, A.F.&A.M. in 1960 he was raised a Master Mason. He was also active in the Bismarck Historical Society, the North Dakota Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Germans from Russia Heritage Society), and many others. Frank E. Vyzralek and Dolores E. Barnard were married in 1981 at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Bismarck. He is survived by his wife Dolores B. Vyzralek, Bismarck. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 9, 2014