Thursday, July 17, 2008

Papa

Richard A. ""Dick'' K____, 89, of Edgewood Vista in Hermantown, passed away on Monday July 14, 2008 at his residence. He was born on Sept. 2, 1918 to Louis and Carrie (Sokolowska) K____ in Lorain, Ohio. He graduated from high school in 1936. He went on to attend the State Teachers College (UMD) and majored in Chemistry where he met Virginia, his future wife. After three years of college he enlisted in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He married Virginia Whitney on Aug. 9, 1942 in the Old Stone Church in Cleveland, Ohio. They moved to Duluth and Dick worked as a chemist at the Universal Atlas Cement Plant for 26 years. They raised five children. He attended Westminster Presbyterian for many years where he was Trustee and sang in the Choir. He loved to fish and bowled many years at the Stadium Lanes. Some of his best times were spent on the golf course at Nemadji with his buddy, Ted Plant. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Virginia of 65 years; five sisters and two brothers. He is survived by his five children, Joe Ku___ of Mesa, Ariz., Dian (Dale) H.____ of Duluth, Barbara Kivisto of Island Lake, Minn., Rick (Ann) K____ of Esko, Minn., and Kim (Nancy) K___of Superior, Wis.; 14 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, two special nephews, Richard and Ralph Whitney and several other nieces and nephews. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. A special thank you to Edgewood Vista and all ""His Girls'' there. CHANGE OF DAY VISITATION AND SERVICE:10 a.m. FRIDAY until the 11 a.m. Funeral Service in ______ Funeral Home. Rev. James Goodenberger officiating. Entombment Sunrise Memorial Park Mausoleum. Military Honors accorded by the Duluth Combined Honor Guard.

2 comments:

Piccinigirl said...

wow, what a beautiful tribute to a full, wonderful life.
I am sorry for your loss Carrie and family, but I know that your Papa is happy now with Virginia.

*hugs*

Michele (Moosh) said...

Oh honey!!!!! I didn't know!!! I missed this!!!

I am so sorry. I will be calling you TODAY.

Lots of love to you and your family, and special hugs to your mom. Oh, I'm so sad for all of you, but so happy for dear Papa who is once again reunited with the love of his life.

I've seen this "pairing in death" happen so frequently in my own life as well. Makes you realize how much your mental state plays in your life here on earth.

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