Joseph Krych

Joseph Krych

Joseph Krych, age 94, a resident of Holdingford, passed away unexpectedly at St. Benedicts Senior Community, with his family by his side.
A Mass of Christian burial was held Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Church of All Saints St. Hedwig in Holdingford, with Father Gregory Mastey officiating. Burial took place in the parish cemetery following the mass.
Eddie was born Oct. 3, 1919, on a farm in Morrison County, near Harding to Joseph and Agnes (Gallus) Krych. He married Rita Pintok June 27, 1944, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic church in Opole. He has lived in the Holdingford area since 1935. Eddie worked as a farmer his entire life. He also was a school bus driver, as well as a milk truck and bulk tank driver for Nentls and the Holdingford Creamery. He was an active member of St. Hedwigs Catholic Church where he volunteered as an usher for over 35 years, and a trustee for over 8 years. Eddie will forever be remembered as a selfless, compassionate and hard working family man. He made a point to put others before himself his entire life. Eddie always enjoyed life. In their early years as a couple, Rita and Eddie loved frequenting social events such as neighbors house parties, dance halls and card parties. They were also known for being quite the polka dancers. Music was a part of his life. He thoroughly enjoyed playing the guitar, trumpet, and harmonica. He also had a passion for sports, especially baseball and boxing. He will also be remembered for his unique sense of humor and strong hand shake. Put her in the vice. What gave Eddie the most joy in life was his family. He treated each of his children and grandchildren as individuals which he loved so very much.
Eddie is survived by his loving wife of 69 years Rita Krych of Holdingford; his childre,n Joseph (Karen) Krych of Plymouth, Jerome Krych of Sartell, Janet Berscheid of Foley, James (Jan) Krych of Holdingford; Jeffery (Ann) Krych of Holdingford; his 12 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Agnes Krych; his step-father, John Marsolek; his brothers Peter, Stanley, Ted, and Leo Krych, his sister, Frances Thomsen, stepsister, Agnes Marsolek-Jendro, stepbrother Albert Marsolek, and infant sisters, Amilia and Eleanor Krych.

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