Obit: Wrobel, Richard F. Sr. #2 (1925 – 2018)
Surnames: Wrobel, Talaga, DuBois, Peterson, Gomicke, Baka, Radon, Judycki, Konieczny, Whitenick, Zaidel, Nizolek
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 19 Sep 2018
Wrobel, Richard F. Sr. #2 (11 DEC 1925 – 15 SEP 2018)
Richard F. Wrobel Sr., age 92, of Withee, peacefully passed away at home on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Funeral services were held at 10 a:m. on Wednesday, 1 September 19, 2018, at St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Church, in Lublin. Rev. Marion Talaga officiated, and burial followed in St. Mary's Cemetery. Pallbearers were his granddaughters: Michele DuBois, Lisa Peterson, Sara Gornicke, Heidi Baka and Maggie Wrobel. Military rites were conducted by the Lublin American Legion Post #547. Visitation was held at the church, on Wednesday, from 9 a.m. 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, when 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; five granddaughters; eight 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.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com. Thorp Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
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