Rick Tkachenko

July 1, 1962-May 5, 2021

Rick Tkachenko, 57,

Minot died on Wednes-

day, May 5, 2021 in his


Ricky James Tkachenko

was born on July 1, 1962

in Minot to William Jr.

and Helen (Solar) Tka-

chenko. He was raised in

Minot and graduated from

Minot High School in

1980. As a young adult he

was employed by Earth-

works, his brother’s busi-

ness in Alaska, Mariner

Drilling and as a seismic

driller in North Dakota,

Montana and Alaska.

More recently, he had

been employed by Sundre

Sand and Gravel, as a

millwright at the canola

plant near Velva and was

self-employed as Rick’s

Bobcat Service. He spe-

cialized in small excavat-

ing projects as well as

rock work and retaining

walls. He was known as

an excellent mechanic

and bobcat operator.

Rick especially enjoyed

hunting, fishing, playing

pool and spending time

with his canine compan-

ions Zach and Cheetah.

Rick is survived by his

siblings: Billie (Carter)

Myre of Lake Metigoshe

and Randy Tkachenko

(Cheryl Wickstrom) of

Kenai, AK. He was pre-

ceded in death by his

parents, sister Mari Anne

Sansour and brothers

Lauren Teschner and

Lance Tkachenko.

A celebration of Rick’s

life will take place at a

later date.

An informal booksign-

ing will be held on Fri-

day, May 14, 2021 from

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in

Thomas Family Funeral

Home, Minot.

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