Rita Monica Krych

Image-13906Mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of Rita Monica Krych, age 92 of Holdingford held at 1:30 PM Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Church of All Saints – St. Hedwig in Holdingford. Father Gregory Mastey will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery following the mass. Rita died peacefully at the St. Cloud Hospital early Sunday morning. There will be a visitation for Rita from 4-8 PM Friday, June 6, 2014 at the Church of All Saints – St. Hedwig and again from 12:30 PM until the time of the service Saturday afternoon at the church. Parish prayer will take place at 5:00 PM and the Rosary Sodality and Christian Mothers will pray at 6:00 PM Friday evening at the church.
Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of Holdingford.
Rita was born April 21, 1922 to Joseph and Constance (Warzecha) Pintok in Brockway Township near Opole. She married Edmund “Eddie” Krych on June 27, 1944 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Opole. She lived her entire life in the Holdingford area where she raised their five children and worked hard on the farm with Eddie.
In their early years as a couple, Rita and Eddie loved frequenting social events such as neighbor’s house parties, dance halls and card parties. They were also known for being quite the polka dancers. Besides being a mother and home-maker on the farm, Rita shared her gifts as a cook with the Holdingford School and St. Johns University. She also worked for Monaco Lens in St. Stephen. Rita found great joy in serving people. Hospitality was in her blood.
She was known to open her house to family, friends and visitors and saw to it that they would leave her house with a full stomach and a smile on their face. She was always ready for visitors with homemade goods such as her fresh breads, canned goods, Polish coffee cakes, and when in season, her wonderfully decorated Santa faced Christmas cookies. She also had a great love of the outdoors which she put into creating her beautiful large gardens of flowers and vegetables over the years. A quality that her family will never forget was her ability to recall nearly any date. She wouldn’t let a birthday, anniversary or special day go un-noticed without a phone call or card.
She was a very active member of St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church where she was also involved in the church choir and Rosary Sodality.
She is survived by her five loving children, Joseph (Karen) Krych of Plymouth, Jerome Krych of Sartell, Janet Berscheid of Foley, James (Jan) Krych of Holdingford, Jeffery (Ann) Krych of Holdingford; her 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and siblings, Appolonia Wentland of Holdingford, Emil (Marcella) Pintok of St. Cloud; Valeria Harlander of St. Cloud; Raymond (Bernie) Pintok of Holdingford and MarcieAnn (Charlie) Cichon of Little Falls.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Constance Pintok, her husband, Eddie Krych who passed in December of 2013 and her sisters, Annette Marsolek and Angeline Nentl.

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