John Chilarski

John T. Chilarski, 89, of Vermillion, formerly of Brooklyn, NY, passed away Friday, March 11 at the Sanford Vermillion Care Center.

John was born Sept. 10, 1921 in Brooklyn, NY to Joseph and Michalena (Drozdowski) Chilarski.  He graduated from high school in New York and attended aviation school before joining the United States Army serving during WWII as a Staff Sergeant. 

John married Helen Grodzki on Feb. 2, 1952 in Maspeth, NY, and John had worked at JFK Airport until his retirement.

John is survived by his wife, Helen, of Vermillion; two sons, Gerard of Las Vegas, NV and Mike (Kim) of Vermillion.

Private family services and burial will be in the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis.  Online condolences and obituary: hansenfuneralhome.com.

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