Obit: Biegaj, Richard T (1927 - 2009)

Contact:: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Biegaj, Gierzynski, Sypek, Storc, Kozie, Allen, Donnelly, Dubiak, Talaga 

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI.) October 28, 2009  

Biegaj, Richard T (3 April 1927 - 24 October 2009) With Flag 

Richard T. Biegaj, age 82, of Lublin, passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at Memorial Medical Center in Medford. 

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 30, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church, in Lublin, with Rev. Marion Talaga officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.  Visitation will be held at the church, on Friday, from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. 

Pallbearers will be: Tony Allen, Patrick Donnelly, Bryant Biegaj, Paul Storc, Tom Dubiak, and Bryan Dubiak. 

Richard T. Biegaj was born on April 3, 1927 in Chicago, IL to Walter C. and Anna (Gierzynski) Biegaj, Sr.  He received his education at Holy Trinity Catholic School in Chicago. During his childhood, Richard worked at his father’s bowling alley.  After completing his education, he was a tool and die apprentice for a short time.  He then entered the U. S. Navy, where he served his country for two years.  After his discharge, Richard worked in Chicago for AMF for 10 years.  He was united in marriage to Adeline Sypek on July 30, 1947 at St. Helen’s Catholic Church in Chicago.  In 1969, Richard and Adeline moved to Lublin, WI where they farmed on Adeline’s family farm. 

He was a past member of the Vignola Sportsman’s Club of Chicago, IL. 

He is survived by one son, Walter (Lula) Biegaj of Searcy, AR; and one sister, Loretta Storc of Schaumburg, IL.  He is further survived by many nieces, nephews and good friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Adeline, on January 2, 2001; one sister, Helen Kozie; and one brother, Walter C. Biegaj, Jr. 

Online condolences may be expressed at  

Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.



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