Obit: Langiewicz, Richard J. "Rich" (1932 – 2019)
Surnames: Langiewicz, Rogalski, Markowski, Schneider, Peloquin, Thielke, Gruba, Streit, Gerzic, Schunk, Mertens, Freese, Peterson, Rixford< Ramberg, Rhode, Harder, Lato, Felix
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 03 Apr 2019
Langiewicz, Richard J. "Rich" (7 JUN 1932 – 30 MAR 2019)
Richard J. "Rich" Langiewicz, 86 of Stanley, died peacefully with his family by his side on March 30, 2019, home. He was born on June 7, 1932, in Thorp, the son of the late Alex and Eva (Rogalski) Langiewicz. Rich grew up tending Eidsvold grade school and then joined the Army in1953. After his discharge he married Virginia "Bunny" Markowski on August 23, 1955, at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Stanley.
The couple farmed by Greenwood for a time and Rich and his brother ran a Gas Station in Greenwood. The family then moved to Minneapolis where Rich worked for Continental Bakery. In 1971 they moved to Stanley where they owned/operated Rich and Bunny's Tavern. The couple also owned supper clubs: the Harmony House, Stanley and Hidden Haven, Thorp.
Rich was the love of Bunny's life. He was a fun and loving father and grandfather. He was a talented bartender well known for his old fashions. A few of the things he most enjoyed were fishing, gardening, having camp fires, and spending time with his dog, Pierre. There are so many memories that will be forever cherished.
Rich is survived by his wife of 63 years, Bunny of Stanley; their children: Denise (Dick) Schneider of Waddell, AZ, Tamara (Bill) Peloquin of Boyd, Richard Langiewicz Jr and Kerry (Jane) Langiewicz both of Stanley, and Michele (Bill) Thielke of Birchwood; 13 grandchildren: Jennifer (Dennis) Gruba, Jeffrey Streit, Joseph (Patz) Streit, Rachel (Anel) Gerzic, Heather Langiewicz, Colton Langiewicz, Sara (Mack) Schunk, Nicole Langiewicz, Josh (Brittney) Langiewicz, Kelsey Langiewicz, Michael Mertens, Kelly Mertens and Kurtis Thielke; 11 great-grandchildren: McKayla, Jeffrey, Zoey, Ela, Landon, Sydney, Addison, Harper, Haven, Ivy and Hazel; and two sisters: Joanne (Roger) Freese of Withee and Audrey Peterson of Stanley. He is preceded in death by his parents; his brothers: Alex, Valentine "Willie", and Adam; and his sisters: Delores Ramberg, Eve Rixford, Clarese Rhode, Henrietta Harder and Leona Lato.
A funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Stanley with Father William Felix officiating. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Plombon Funeral Home with a 7:30 p.m. rosary and one hour prior to services Wednesday morning at the funeral home.
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