Tyrell Adrian Pulkrabek, 38, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Sanford Hospital, Bismarck after being diagnosed with cancer earlier this year.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at First Lutheran Church, Mandan, with Rev. Christina Martin officiating. Masks are required at the church. Burial will be at Heart River Cemetery, south of Mandan.
Cremation has taken place and visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan, with a prayer service at 7 pm. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.
Tyrell was born March 23, 1982 to Kenton and Karen (Kenney) Pulkrabek and grew up on a farm west of Mandan. Tyrell attended Mandan High School, a member of the class of 2000. After high school, he wasted no time and earned his CDL. He loved driving truck, especially with his best buddy, Kent Schirado. They hauled many types of material in the Hebron area and together they did numerous jobs, all while listening to truck driver songs, including one of his favorites, “Convoy”. They would do just about anything together.
Tyrell enjoyed hunting and was always watching for “the right buck”. When that one wouldn’t come around, he was still happy to get anyone that would make enough slim Jim’s for the year. He enjoyed anything outdoors, especially fishing, and going to derbies and the races. He liked to watch football games and Nascar races, but his love for his R/C trucks is what Tyrell enjoyed the most. He was always building them up, buying new parts and accessories, and making them his own. He made them “cool” and enjoyed showing them off to his friends and especially his nephews and niece.
On June 9, 2002, Tyrell was in a vehicle accident that left him paralyzed. He didn’t let that slow him down. Tyrell learned to follow the Lord through his healing process and became very independent. He lived on his own in Mandan and learned how to drive around in his T-top Camaro.
Tyrell is survived by his parents, Kenton and Karen Pulkrabek, Mandan; grandmother, Lorraine Skoglund, Strasburg; sisters, Terra Pulkrabek and Tori (Jacob) DeCloedt, both of Mandan; nephews, Cooper Jose and Zander and Zayn DeCloedt; niece, Zoey DeCloedt; and his lifelong friend, Kent (Mindi (Bennett)) Schirado, Mandan.
Tyrell was preceded in death by his sister, Tiffany Fay and family dog, Tess.
On behalf of the whole family we would love to send a heartfelt thank you to all family, friends, and medical staff for all the prayers, cards, and flowers for the whole family.
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