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520 S. Main St., PO Box 363
Platte, SD 57369
Phone: 605-337-3857
Fax: 605-337-2374
James Rybak

James F. "Jim" Rybak

Sunday, October 4th, 1936 - Friday, May 21st, 2021
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James F. “Jim” Rybak, 84, of Kimball, SD passed away Friday, May 21, 2021 at Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center, Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral Mass is 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Kimball. A Committal Service with Military Honors will follow at Bendon Cemetery, rural Kimball. Visitation will be held at the church from 5:30 – 7:30 P.M. Tuesday, May 25, 2021 with a 7:30 P.M. Rosary and Wake Service. Memorials in Jim’s honor may be directed to: SDRTL, 1107 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Suite 1-B, Rapid City, SD 57701 (SD Right to Life). Mount Funeral Home of Kimball is assisting with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through The funeral will be live-streamed under "Photos and Videos" on the funeral home website (Webcasting) and through Mount Funeral Homes Facebook page.

James F. Rybak was born on October 4, 1936 to Clarence and Katherine (Koch) Rybak in Richland Township, near Bendon in rural Kimball, SD. He graduated from Kimball High School in 1954 and went on to serve his country in the Marine Corps from May 31, 1956 to April 10, 1958. An innovative farmer, he was always looking for new ways to improve his techniques. Jim was an avid mechanic and repairman; there was nothing he couldn’t fix. He was also a skilled welder, woodworker and carpenter – even fabricating his own tools.

On June 6, 1970 Jim was united in marriage to Mary Schoen at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Kimball. Jim was an active member of St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and served on the Financial and Building and Maintenance Councils. He belonged to Drips American Legion Post #130 of Kimball, the National Farmers Organization, was Richland Township Clerk for over 30 years, on the Richland Township School Board, as well as the Sexton of the Bendon Cemetery. He also enjoyed fishing.

Grateful for having shared in Jim’s life: his wife of over 50 years, Mary Rybak of Kimball, SD; their six children: Chris (Antonia “Toni”) Rybak of Coleridge, NE, Daniel (Melissa) Rybak of Platte, SD, Eric (Maxine) Rybak of Columbus, NE, Michael (Becky) Rybak of Kimball, SD, Beth (Alan) Lugert of Davenport, IA and Anne (Mikail) Whitfield of Atchison, KS; 17 precious grandchildren and two step great grandchildren; five sisters: Joanne Chmela of Mitchell, SD, Delores (Duane) Overweg of Kimball, SD, Margaret (Barry) Yelenik of Manalapan, NJ, Gen (Ray) Bono of Rolla, MO and Roz (Dale) Gordon of Boonville, MO; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

James was preceded in death by: his parents, Clarence and Katherine Rybak; five grandchildren; a brother, John Rybak; a sister, Mary Ann; a brother-in-law, Marvin Chmela; and a niece, Lori.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm
    Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 5:30pm - 7:30pm
    St. Margaret's Catholic Church
    417 Elm St.
    KIMBALL, SD 57355
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    7:30pm Rosary and Wake Service
  • Service

    Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 | 10:30am
    Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 10:30am
    St. Margaret's Catholic Church
    417 Elm St.
    KIMBALL, SD 57355
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    With Deacon Jim Bregel and Deacon Mo Barrett assisting.
    The funeral will be live-streamed under "Photos and Videos" on the funeral home website (Webcasting) and through Mount Funeral Homes Facebook page.
    Fr. Jerome Ranek
  • Interment

    Bendon Cemetery
    KIMBALL, SD 57355
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    With Military Honors by Drips American Legion Post #130 of Kimball, SD.
  • Reception

    St. Margaret's Catholic Church
    417 Elm St.
    KIMBALL, SD 57355
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  • American Legion
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Roman Catholic Church
  • U S Marine Corps


Donations are being accepted for: SOUTH DAKOTA RIGHT TO LIFE COMMITTEE INC.


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Margaret Yelenik

Posted at 01:42pm
You are in our thoughts & prayers during this time of your grief. We are sorry that we could not be with you all on this important day. This is a poem by William Wordsworth from "The Excursion" that says a lot.
And when the stream that overflows has passed,
A consciousness remains upon the silent shore of memory;
Images and thoughts that shall not be
And cannot be destroyed.
Wishing you peace,
Marg & Barry
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Lois Paulson

Posted at 09:22am
Dear Mary, So sad to see the passing of Jim. Condolences to the family.
Chuck and Lois Paulson

Ronnie - Jeano Chmela

Posted at 07:49am
The ones that we've lost still go with us in spirit - we will remember them. In the faces of family, their presence still lingers - we will remember them. In the dreams they once nurtured, they still shape our future - we will remember them. In the hearts that embrace them, they live on forever - we will forever remember them.
RIP Uncle Jim - you will forever love you and miss you!!
Ronnie and Jeano

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