Edward (1917 - 2006)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Rychnovsky, Herdliska, Kutsche, Anderson
----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, WI) January 18, 2006
Rychnovsky, Edward (November 26, 1917 - January 14, 2006)
Edward Rychnovsky, age 88, of Neillsville, died Saturday, January 14, 2006 at the Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville, Wis.
Edward Rychnovsky was born on November 26, 1917 in Wilbur, NE, the son of John and Caroline (Herdliska) Rychnovsky. He enlisted into the United States Army on November 7, 1941 and served during WWII in Normandy, Northern France and Germany, earning the rank of Technical Sergeant. He earned the Bronze Star from Maj. Gen. Albert E Brown on May 27, 1945 for his outstanding leadership and courage. He spent 36 months in the European theater, where he was connected with the 11th Infantry Regiment of the Red Diamond Division. After his discharge, he spent a few years in the National Guard before business engagements made it incompatible to serve efficiently in the military.
Ed was united in marriage to Ruth Kutsche on May 1, 1948 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville, Wis. Along with his brothers, Ed owned Rychnovsky Bros. Dodge car dealership for 35 years, retiring in 1981.
Ed was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He was a member of the Haugen-Richmond American Legion Post #73 in Neillsville for over 50 years and he was a volunteer fireman for over 25 years. He loved the outdoors, but he especially loved his family.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth; one son, Scott (Donna) Rychnovsky of Columbus; one daughter, Lori (Mark) Anderson of Altoona; two grandchildren, Andrea Rychnovsky and Jackson Anderson; also many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and four brothers, John, Frank, Stan and Tony.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Ed was held Tuesday, January 17, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville, Wis. The Celebrant was The Very Reverend Woodrow H Pace. Music was provided by Ronald Resong, organist, Rita Kuchenbecker, soloist, and St. Mary’s Church Choir. Interment was in the Neillsville City Cemetery.
Honorary Casket Bearers were: Arden Hinkelmann, Eugene Langreck, Royce Larsen and Louis Perko. Casket Bearers were members of the Neillsville Veterans Council.
The Gesche Funeral Home assisted Edward’s family with funeral arrangements.
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