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Richard W. Rydzewski PDF Print E-mail

Richard W. Rydzew­ski, 62, of Crystal Falls, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center, Iron Mountain.

He was born Jan. 21, 1951, in Rhinelander, Wis., son of the late Edwin and Ruby (Martalock) Rydzewski.

Richard graduated from Three Lakes High School and was awarded a football scholarship to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where he went on to attend college.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he was stationed in Germany. After being honorably discharged, Richard went back to attend school at UW-Stevens Point.

Richard moved to Milwaukee, where he worked for A.O. Smith Car Frame Manufacturing Co. for a few years.

He then became a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Milwaukee, where he worked for more than 30 years.

In 2008, Richard moved to Crystal Falls.

He enjoyed trout fishing, prospecting and studying minerals.

Richard is survived by two brothers, Robert Rydzewski, Trout Creek, Mich., and Roger Rydzewski, Cecil, Wis.; one sister, Kathy Pittman, Kenton, Mich.; many nieces and nephews.

The visitation will be Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, from 10 to 11 a.m. (EST) at Trombley-Pulkas Post No. 494 American Legion Hall, Trout Creek.

The memorial service will be 11 a.m. (EST), Saturday, at the hall. The Rev. Raymond Valerio will officiate.

Burial will be in Agate Cemetery. The Ontonagon County Veterans Association will accord military honors at graveside.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Richard, or leave a condolence for his family online at The family has chosen Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home, Crystal Falls, to honor Richard’s Legacy of Life.


Tuesday, September 10, 2013 3:08 PM

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