Washington, Kan., farrier Donald Zabokrtsky passed away Jan. 20, 2019. He was 73.
Zabokrtsky's love of horses was a constant theme in his life. He worked as a farrier, and also took part in other equine-related pursuits. He was a member of the Washington County Saddle Club and enjoyed driving horses and wagon trains, as well as team roping. He drove the stagecoach with his four-horse hitch in "Real West," the Pony Express documentary show, in 1994. He also actively participated in horse shows. Besides being an active member of the equine community and working as a farrier, Zabokrtsky also worked at Bob's Locker. He and his wife bought the business in July 1984.
Visitation will be held on January 24 from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Ward Funeral Home, located at 115 W. 2nd St., Washington, Kan. 66968. A funeral service will take place on January 25 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, located at 200 W. 4th St., Washington, Kan. 66968. The service will begin at 10:00 a.m. Burial will take place in the Washington City Cemetery, 1754 16th Rd., Washington, Kan.
A memorial fund has been established and will be designated at a later date. Those who wish to make contributions may do so in care of Ward Funeral Home.