Obit: Grajek, Richard R (1933 - 2009)
Contact:: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Grajek, Kwiatkowski, Tadych,
Dondlinger, Moffatt, Pawlicki, Foley
----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI.)
October 7, 2009
Grajek, Richard R (22 January 1933 - 29 September
2009) With Flag
Richard R. Grajek, age 76, of Manitowoc, died
Tuesday, September 29, 2009, at his residence after a courageous
battle with cancer.
Richard was born on January 22, 1933, in Lublin,
son of the later Anton and Anna (Kwiatkowski) Grajek. He
attended school in Lublin and graduated with the class of 1950 from
Gilman High School. Richard helped on the family farm until he was
drafted into the U. S. Army in April of 1953, serving in Korea and
Japan until his honorable discharge in April of 1955. He met
the love of his life and married the former Rosemarie Tadych on
June 27, 1959, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church,
Manitowoc. She preceded him in death on December 13,
2008. He worked from 1957 until 1977 for Household
Finance. In 1977, Richard started with Manitowoc County Bank,
which later became Firstar Bank, retiring from there in 1993. After
one year of retirement, he went to work for the La-Tec Financial
Credit Union in New Holstein, and at the age of 74, in 2007,
decided to retire for good. Richard is a member of St. Thomas
the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton. He is a 26-year member
of the Manitowoc Eagles Club, Viking Bow & Gun Club, and the T.
Richard is survived by his children: Susan (John)
Dondlinger, Manitowoc, Shelly Moffatt, Green Bay, and Anthony
(Lisa) Grajek, Manitowoc; grandchildren: Joe and Tony Dondlinger,
Manitowoc, Jesse and Zachary Moffatt, Green Bay, and Richard and
Jennifer Grajek, Manitowoc; sister, Carol Pawlicki, Thorp; brother,
Leonard Grajek, West Allis; and brother-in-law, Paul Tadych, Cedar
Grove. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also
was preceded in death by his parents, Anton and Anne Grajek;
mother-in-law and father-in-law, Paul and Marie Tadych;
sister-in-law, Marilyn Tadych; and brother-in-law, Ray
Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 10,
2009, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Hwy 42,
Newton. Rev. Gerald Foley will celebrate the Mass of
Christian Burial. Relatives and friends may call from 9:00 a.m.
until the time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place
in the church cemetery. The Jens Family Funeral Home &
Crematory is assisting the Grajek Family.
I have lived a full life and am now in heaven
with my wife along with other relatives and friends. Remember
that tears will fade and dry up but memories live forever. Farwell
A special thank you to the doctors and nurses at the Cancer Care Center and Holy Family Memorial Medical Center for the care given to me during my illness.
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