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Todd Lasky

March 31, 1970 — November 18, 2018

  Todd James Lasky, 48, passed away November 18, 2018, as the result of an air ambulance crash.  A joint celebration honoring all who perished will be held at 10:00 am Monday, November 26, 2018 at the Bismarck Event Center 315 S 5th St, Bismarck.   Family will greet visitors from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Eastgate Funeral Service, 2302 East Divide Avenue, Bismarck. Todd was born March 31, 1970 and raised in Virginia, Minnesota with his parents Diane and James Lasky and “Sis” Tammy Lasky-Barboni.  His passion for service and community started at a young age, joining the Police Academy after graduation from high school in 1988.  An incident affecting his “trigger finger” forcing him to choose another career path, Todd finished his Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics from the University of North Dakota in two years.  Todd experienced a diverse background from Flight Instructor at UND, Chief Pilot for several private companies, corporate pilot for a major airline and then ending up in Bismarck as a pilot for Bismarck Air Ambulance.  Todd loved to fly and was an excellent and meticulous pilot.  Passengers, patients, families and colleagues could count on him to sign, seal and deliver.  He was dependable, honest, intelligent, patient, humble, quick witted and had a huge heart.  He would always “do the right thing” and was quick to offer assistance to alleviate any un do stress and worry to another and take it on himself.  A natural born “giver” he emulated that characteristic in his personal life, as well.  Todd’s talents and natural God-given gifts were a huge part of his life.  His passion for motorcycles, snow cats, water craft, ATV’s….you name it, he could RIDE IT (and) FIX IT!!!  His “need for speed” was apparent to all that knew him.  One of his fondest memories and experiences was the snowmobile he built with his father.  This would become the fastest world record for speed in the NSSR 600cc class. He lit up with pride and teared up with love in his eyes when he would talk about his dad and all of the time they spent together.  Family was of the utmost importance to him and was also very close to his mama and big Sis.  A day or two didn’t go by without a phone call or a text to check on how they were doing.  Nephews and relatives alike were all impacted by his charm and giving spirit. Todd was the proud owner of his “hobby job” and business, Year-Round Recreation.  If he wasn’t flying or on an adventure with a motorized vehicle, he could be found inside his shop diagnosing the next piece of equipment or building a motorcycle from scratch!  Talent, drive, work ethic, and a Jack of All Trades, Todd was blessed to have had the opportunity to express his passions on a daily basis and share his excitement with everyone whom he came into contact with.  The next “snowfall” when he could get his rig out into the white stuff was all he could talk about since the leaves were changing colors!  His excitement was contagious and he could usually talk someone into getting just as excited as he was about it!   Many of his friends and acquaintances from the shop claimed to have become a little more serious about riding after working with him on something he had fixed for them.  He was charismatic and fun, a story teller and a prankster.  His smart wit and humor was appreciated by everyone that came into contact with him. A man of deep faith, inventor, teacher, business owner, father, friend, brother, significant other…Todd will forever hold sacred places in our hearts.  From the twinkle in his puppy dog eyes, his out of this world amazing smile, his HUGE tight hugs and his gentle patient spirit, we will FOREVER miss and honor him.  Blessed to have shared his life was his mother, Diane Lasky and the late James Lasky; his sister, Tammy Lasky-Barboni, her husband Peter and nephews, Michael and Nicholas; his son Austin Lasky; his true love, Bonny Wesolowski-Senger and her family Jami (James) Summers, Jorden and Jace Senger and his fur babies, Lucy and Louie.  Fly high Todd….you are our hero! Tailwinds to eternity…until we meet again, God bless your beautiful heart and soul. We love you always and forever.
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Sunday, November 25, 2018

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Monday, November 26, 2018

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