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Richard G. Chmielewski – Obituary

Name: Richard G. Chmielewski

Age: 89

Born: 03-03-1930

Died: 10-17-2019

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, Minnesota

St. Peter's Catholic Church, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Richard G. Chmielewski, age 89 of St. Cloud who entered eternal life surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Reverend Thomas Olson will officiate. Burial will take place at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis with full military honors.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the church.

Dick was born on March 3, 1930 in Duelm, Minnesota the son of Edward and Lucille (Jahn) Chmielewski. He married Kay Schulze on October 1, 1955 in St. Louis, Missouri. Dick graduated from Foley High School and later was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. He attended St. John’s University before serving in the United States Air Force from 1950-1954 during the Korean War.  He worked for many years as a route salesman for American Linen, retiring in 1990. Dick was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council #5548, Eagles Aerie #622 and St. Cloud V.F.W. Post #428.

He enjoyed playing golf, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

Dick is survived by his wife of 64 years, Kay; children, Bob (Jean) of Colorado Springs, CO, Gail (Bruce) Reignier of Pendleton, SC, Lynn (Mike) Pollock of Leawood, KS, Paul (Annette) of Rochester, Dean (Elizabeth) of Shakopee, Chuck (Denise) of Woodbury; 18 grandchildren, Katie (Phillip) Tiedeman, Tom (Brooke), Aaron (Paula) Reignier, Christa (Bryan) Sellers, Dani (Mario) de Leon, Ali (James) Thabuteau, Kayla Pollock, Cassandra (Gene) Deering, John, Kara, Michael, Megan, Sara, Conor Maas, Cooper Maas, William, Rachel, Isabel; 12 great-grandchildren; siblings, Jeanne Anderson of Waconia, Donna (Lee) Kampa of Sauk Rapids, Don (Donna) of Tampa, FL; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Lucille; and niece, Mary Lu Kampa.

A Special Thank You to the Staff of both the St. Cloud V.A. Adult Care Service and the St. Cloud Hospital for all the kindness and care given to Dick and his family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to either Poor Clares Monastary or Cathedral High School. 

Guestbook for Richard G. Chmielewski

Jim W. Mahoney
, friend
October 22, 2019, 9:36 pm
I sure enjoyed getting to know Richard at the VA Adult Care Program. We played a lot of cards together. I could tell he was a spiritual man. I will miss him. Please accept my sympathy.
Don Ramler
, Friend
October 22, 2019, 8:39 pm
Kay, Bob, Gail, Lynn, Dean, Paul and Chuck My condolences. Dick was my first football coach back at St. Petes. He was the kindest gentleman I ever had the pleasure of meeting. I had the good fortune of running into him & Kay about a year ago. He caught me up to speed with what you were all up to, he was so proud of you all! He was a terrific role model for a bunch of us Pantowners. God Bless!
Jeanette Anderson
, Wife of his Nephew Bill💙
October 19, 2019, 9:29 pm
💗Love & Prayers for your Loss😔May the Lord hold him in the palm of his hands to Eternal Life🌹Much Love&Prayers 🌹 from the William Anderson Family💞💞
Cindy Kissner
, friend
October 19, 2019, 1:24 am
Hi Kay and Family ,Sorry For your loss .Dick had a very good humor, very caring person

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