Adam J Malinski


Adam J. Malinski, Passed Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at the age 97, at Ava Maria Village, Jamestown, ND.

Adam J Malinski was born September 17, 1920, in New Home, ND, the son of Joseph and Victoria (Friez) Malinski, He attended Lowery Township Country School, he then attended Hieburn Consolidated School for two years and two years in Carrington High School, he graduated in 1940. During his school days Adam also lettered in Track, running the mile in 4 min and 2secs and had a talent for Basketball. After high school Adam and a few of his friends moved out to Washington in a Model A Roadster.  While there he picked cherries, sweet peas, and pears. That fall he moved back to Carrington area and picked bundles of grain for the thrashing machines.  After the harvest he traveled to Chicago to look for work. While there he worked at Johnsons Restaurant and became the manager. In 1941, the war broke out and he and his brother Ed returned home. Ed had received his draft notice and in 1942, Adam enlisted in the Army Air Force. He trained as an Airplane Mechanic at Ft. Sill, OK, and Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. After being honorably discharged in 1943, he returned to his home in New Home.

Adam was united in marriage to LaVern Olive Hart on June 10, 1944, in Jamestown, ND.  They farmed in Lowery Township, 13 miles south of Sykeston. There they raised beef, pigs, and milked cows for 27 years. They had and raised four daughters, Sheila, Dianne, Gail, and Pamela. 1972 they sold the farm and moved into Carrington. There they set up a Sears Authorized Catalog Sales Store, located at 963 Main Street and a Floral Store right next door. Adam was also well known for his bike repair shop MM. He always enjoyed fixing bikes for kids and anyone who came up to the door with a flat or broken bike. When there was a kid who didn’t have a bike he would either give them a bike or let them use one for the day and bring it back. Adam was a 4-H leader for many years and helped his daughters with their cattle and horse projects. While still on the farm he was a member of the Edmonds Toast Masters.

He was a board member for the Lowery Township. A member of the LLL for many years. He was a member of New Home German Lutheran Church. As a church member he helped build the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Woodworth, ND. When they moved to Carrington they transferred their church membership and helped build Grace Lutheran Church. He was 50+ years with the American Legion, he was seen many times carrying the flag parades and as a delegate for many years. He was a member of the Jockey Club #4 and was known for his running of the pool table at the age of 90, and enjoying every minute of it. He also beat the first place team to win the first place trophy.

Adam loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He was on various bowling leagues. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a sharp shooter and in 1977, he received a trophy for getting 25 out of 25 in a trap shoot contest.

Adam is survived by his wife of 74 years, LaVern, Jamestown; four daughters Sheila Foos, Billings, MT, Dianne (Bo) Bollen, Covina, CA, Gail (Ron) Marsolek, Jamestown, Pamela (Jimmy Ray) Twardy, Apple Valley, MN; bother Raymond Malinski; sisters Dodie (Christ) Graff, Jamestown, Helen Johnson, Billings, MT, Judy (Jake) Braunburger, Jamestown; and two grandsons Jonathan Marsolek and Jordon Malinski.

He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Victoria, brothers Raymond, Edward, and Chester; sisters Helen and May; one grandson Joshua Adam Marsolek.

PRAYER SERVICE: Fri., May 4th, 7PM in Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, ND.

FUNERAL SERVICE: Sat., May 5th, 2PM in Grace Lutheran Church, Carrington.

BURIAL: Carrington Cemetery, Carrington.


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Name: Kathleen Beaton Davis

Date: 5/3/18

Message: Adam and Lavern are like Carrington Royalty!  They've been prominent in Carrington since I was a kid. Always kind, helpful and volunteering. I remember them well in the Sears store, and Adam fixing bikes. They were friends of my parents, Walt and Erma Beaton. He lived life well and you can celebrate that. God bless you all.


Name: Darlene Tennyson

Date: 1-18-18

Message: Adam was one great guy. We always enjoyed visiting with him. Our prayers go out to your family.



Name: Rae Ann Palmer

Date: 1.18.18

Message: Aunt Lavern and Family,

  I was so sad to hear about Uncle Adam's passing. I do believe he is in a better place probably playing pool with other family members. That twinkle in his eyes I will forever remember along with my many fond memories of my summer stays at the farm. Wishing you all comfort at this difficult time. I will keep you in my prayers. Love, Rae Ann


Name: Susan Merkle

Date: 01/18/2018

Message: LaVern, I just read about Adam in the Jamestown Sun. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I will always have fond memories of him. He was one of the good ones.



Name: Jerilyn Miller

Date: 1/16/18

Message: I loved going into the Sears store and floral store.  Adam and Cedy ran it well.  My sister in law Trish had great memories of working with the Malinski's. And I remember my dad, Jerome saying Chet Malinski. Thanks for being one of the great families who made Carrington such a special place. 


Name: Roger & Janell Krueger

Date: 01/14/2018

Message: Aunt Lavern and family,

Our deepest sympathies to each of you. Uncle Adam will be missed by all who knew him. He lived a long active life and I’m sure he’s continuing all those activities in heaven.

Our thoughts, prayers and love to you all.



Name: Kay

Date: 1-14-2018

Message: We are so sorry for your loss we have such loving memories of Adam and fun family times, our love to all the family, Kay and Tom



Name: George and Kay Aljets

Date: 1-13-18

Message: We are so sad to hear of your father's passing and are thinking so much about your mom. After 74 years together, how does one go on without your other half. I'm certain it will be difficult for her. They truly were a couple in LOVE, true LOVE! Your dad was truly one of the hardy pioneers of North Dakota - now most are gone. There are so many stories of the old New Home area that I wish I cold still hear my dad tell. My dad and yours were the same age and grew up together near New Home and both went to Lowry School. It feels like a piece of that precious history is gone forever, just as New Home doesn't exist anymore. What a privilege we had being raised in those days when ND was so young and the history so rich. And what a wonderful heritage we have from your Dad and others from that area! Thinking of you all and hoping your mom can find comfort in remembering all the GOOD things they knew!



Name: Luella{Kendzur} Kelly

Date: 1/12/2018

Message: My deepest condolences to you and you family on the passing of Adam.

I have fond memories of the Malinski family from a small a small child  until I moved from Carrington.

Lavern, my daughter-in-law and I enjoyed our visit with you and Adam on our visit to Carrington. Adam's picture is just like I remember him.

My thoughts and prayers with you and family.