Obit: Wrobel, Richard F. Sr. (1925 - 2018)
Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Baka, DuBois, Gornicke, Judycki, Konieczny, Nizolek, Peterson, Radon, Talaga, Whitenick, Wrobel, Zaidel
----Source: WIGM/WKEB Obituaries (Medford, WI) 9/18/2018
Wrobel, Richard F. Sr. (11 DEC 1925 - 15 SEP 2018)
Richard F. Wrobel Sr., 92, of Withee, peacefully passed away at home on Saturday, September 15, 2018.
Funeral services will be held at 10am on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Church, in Lublin. Rev. Marion Talaga will officiate, and burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be his granddaughters: Michele DuBois, Lisa Peterson, Sara Gornicke, Heidi Baka and Maggie Wrobel. Military rites will be conducted by the Lublin American Legion Post #547. Visitation will be held at the church, on Wednesday, from 9am until time of service.
Richard Frank Wrobel was born on December 11, 1925 in Chicago, IL, to Frank and Katherine (Radon) Wrobel. He was raised and received his education in the Chicago area, where he graduated from high school. After high school, Richard enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Bouganville. He attained the rank of Quartermaster 3C and was honorably discharged in 1946. He returned to Illinois and was united in marriage to Harriet Mary Judycki on November 25, 1950 at St. Blase Catholic Church in Argo, IL. They lived in the Chicago area, where Richard worked for the Wrisley Soap Company, Motorola, and O'Boys. In 1969, they moved to Withee, WI and Richard worked for the Teledyne Post Company, in Owen, until retiring in 1989.
He enjoyed spending his free time with his family and friends, loved reading, watching Westerns, playing cards, building models and sweet treats. Richard was a member of St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Church, and the Lublin American Legion Post #547, where he served as the chaplain from 2001 to 2011.
He will be dearly missed by his wife, Harriet, of Withee; his children: Christine (Dave) Konieczny of Medford, Richard, Jr. (Peggy) Wrobel of Thorp; 5 granddaughters; 8 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter: Virginia "Ginger" Zaidel on September 6, 2014; his step-mother: Emily Whitenick; one brother: Raymond Wrobel; and one sister: Frances Nizolek
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