Richard Kondratowicz, of Mora, formerly of St. Paul, passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at his home. He was 82 years old.
A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home with Rita Clasemann presiding.
VISITATION will be held 1 hour prior to the service
INTERMENT will be private at the St. Mary’s Cemetery in No. St. Paul
Richard was born on September 5, 1927 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Marion and Alice (Pilarski) Kondratowicz. He went to school and spent most of his life in St. Paul. After serving in the Navy he went to work for Burlington Northern Railroad and married his high school sweetheart, Lorna Morrison on January 15, 1949. Seven years later their only child, Susan, was born.
Richard eventually went to work for Pearson’s Candy Company in St. Paul where he was elected to a position with Local Union 21, Bakery and Confectionery Workers. He worked for over 25 years as President of the union until his retirement in 1991. Richard moved to Mora in 1997 with his wife and daughter, when Susan began a position as the Kanabec County Assessor.
Richard enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, but most of all he loved caring for his wife, daughter, and two granddaughters. Richard was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Deloris “Connie”.
He is survived by his wife Lorna; daughter Susan Kondratowicz (Dave Niska); granddaughters Richelle (Michael) Moh, and Rose Kondratowicz-Zaspel; niece Barbara (Bart) Reigstad; nephew Richard (Colleen) Horeish; friends Mick and Marce Mazur; and other very close friends.
A Funeral Service was held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home with Rita Clasemann presiding. A private interment will be held at the St. Mary’s Cemetery in North St. Paul.