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Richard Rygwelski

1939 - 2011

Richard “Dick” Rygwelski age 71 of Grand Lake
passed away February 26, 2011 at home

He was born May 3, 1939 in Rogers City
to Herman and Rachel (Lamb) Rygwelski

Afier graduating from Rogers City High School, Dick served in the
United States Marine Corps. On May 4, 1963 he married Eleanor Berant at

St. Casimir Catholic Church. He owned and operated Rygwelski’s IGA for 35 years,
retiring in 2005.

He is survived by:
wife, Ellie;
4 children, Kris (Jeff) Schaedig of Rochester,
Karen (Mark) Senkus of Sault Ste. Marie,
Kathy (James) Romel of Rogers City, and
David (Dara) Rygwelski of Grand Rapids;
5 grandchildren, Marie, Megan, and Paul Schaedig, Ryan and Aaron Romel;
1 sister, Judy (Robert) Peltier;
2 brothers, Denny (Sue) Rygwelski and Steve (Cathy) Rygwelski all of Grand Lake

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Rachel.

Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Tuesday from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m.
with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. with Sr. Rita Epple officiating. Visitation will
resume on Wednesday at St. Ignatius Catholic Church from 10:00 a.m. through time
of mass at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Arthur Duchnowicz officiating.

Burial will take place at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery

Memorials may be given to Hospice of Michigan, St. Ignatius Church or
St. Ignatius School in memory of Richard Rygwelski.

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Richard Rygwelski – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI