RICHARD R. KONDRATOWICZ

r-kondratowicz-web.jpgRichard 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.

11 guestbook entries for RICHARD R. KONDRATOWICZ

  1. Jack & Lois Addyman September 15, 2009 at 6:54 am #

    Lorna and family, sad to read about Dick, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers, he was such a great guy I always loved his smile and the
    twinkel in his eyes. Love, Jack & Lois & family

  2. Bette (Nelson) Thomas September 15, 2009 at 7:08 am #

    Sue and Family,

    My deepest condolences for the loss of you dad. You are in my prayers.

    Bette

  3. BUD, THERESA AND JENNA September 15, 2009 at 9:36 am #

    LORNA, SUE ,RICCI AND ROSIE,

    WE ARE SO SAD TO HEAR ABOUT RICH. HE WAS SUCH A SWEET AND GENTLE MAN. WE CAN TRUELY SAY WE KNOW HOW YOU FEEL. WE HOPE YOU KNOW YOU WILL ALL BE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND OUR PRAYERS.

    LOVE,

    BUDDY, THERESA AND JENNA ROSE

  4. Mark Addyman September 15, 2009 at 11:21 am #

    Lorna,Sue and family,
    Rich was one of the best men I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. When I think of him I will always picture him laughing at Archie Bunker, or laughing as Lorna chased him away from her freshly made candy and cookies. I loved his calmness and gentle demeanor. He will always have a special place in my heart. My deepest sympathy’s.
    Mark Addyman

  5. Millie and Gene Grufman September 15, 2009 at 3:07 pm #

    Lorna, Sue and family,
    Its been many years since we were neighbors, but we will never forget all the good times we had at neighborhood ball games and garage parties. I learned what a martini taste like when Rich made
    my first one. He will be sadly missed by everyone.

  6. Millie and Gene Grufman September 15, 2009 at 3:10 pm #

    Love you Lorna. Our deepest sympathy’s.

  7. mary lou otto September 16, 2009 at 6:47 am #

    sending my sympathy to you & your family.you are in my prayers.

  8. Ken Tolzmann September 16, 2009 at 9:21 am #

    Sue……….My heartfelt condolences to you and your family on your dads passing. I lost my dad last november and it really hurts……..so I would have to say it is an indication of how much I loved my dad……memories are priceless…Best Wishes.

  9. The Kennerheds September 16, 2009 at 9:26 am #

    Our deepest sympathies to Lorna, Sue, Dave, Ricci, Rosie and extended family for the great loss of Uncle Dick. We will miss sharing the greatest banana cream pie with him – we hope to see you all soon.

    Love,

    Fred, Beth, Annika & Olivia

  10. Al Whitcomb September 16, 2009 at 4:45 pm #

    I am sorry for your loss Sue. Hope you are doing well in your career.

  11. Lori Knox October 3, 2009 at 1:08 pm #

    Dear Sue, My deepest & heartfelt sympathy to you on your father’s passing. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May the Lord comfort you all.

    Your friend,
    Lori Knox

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