Visitation: Thursday, January 13th, 2022, from 5-8 PM at the Factoryville Bible Church.
Funeral Service: Friday, January 14th, 2022, at 11 AM also at church with Pastor Fred Goebert officiating. Interment will follow in Factoryville Cemetery.
Richard W. Mikolajczyk age 95 of Leonidas passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 9, 2022, in Leonidas.
Richard was born in Mishawaka, Indiana on October 5, 1926, a son to the late John and Bernice (Arndt) Mikolajczyk.
Richards family moved to Leonidas to their family farm when he was 11. He attended the Factoryville one room schoolhouse until the 8th grade when he went to work on the family dairy farm. He married his first wife Virginia and was shortly after drafted to the US Army. Richard farmed until 1967 when he went to work at Simpson Paper Mill in Vicksburg. He continued to farm part time up until 1986 when he began delivering feed for Kent Feeds. He moved and delivered coal, sawdust, gravel, lumber, and logs until the ripe old age of 92.
Richard married Virginia Tarkir on January 12, 1951, she preceded him in death in July of 1983. Together they raised their 8 daughters.
In May of 1998 Richard married Nelda Dear and they were together until the time of his passing.
Richard is survived today by his wife Nelda Mikolajczyk of Leonidas, eight daughters: Carline (Bob) Kolcynski, Linda Saxman, Gloria (Terry) Stephens, Sharon Gass, Patricia (Allen) Rexford, Donna (Marc) Cox, Deborah (Gary) McAlpine, and Lisa (Mike) Overton, stepchildren: Cheryl (Dan) Beverly, Ron (Cybil) Dear, Jim (Bridget) Dear, many grandchildren, step grandchildren, great grandchildren, and step great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents John and Bernice, Richard was preceded in death by two brothers: Herman and Joe Mikolajczyk, twin infant sisters, son in laws: Jim Saxman, and Dan Lindsey, and a grandson Joshua.
The Mikolajczyk family will receive friends and relatives on Thursday, January 13, 2022, from 5-8 PM at the Factoryville Bible Church. A funeral service celebrating Richard’s life will be held the following day, Friday, January 14, 2022, at 11:00 AM also at church with Pastor Fred Goebert officiating. Interment will follow at Factoryville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks memorial donations to be made to the Factoryville Bible Church or Birches AFC. Envelopes will be available at church. Memories and condolences can be left for the family at Schipperfuneralhome.com.
jeff and ruth claussen
January 10, 2022 @ 2:57 pm
so sorry our prayers are with the family
January 10, 2022 @ 7:32 pm
I’m so sorry to hear of Richards passing.
I’m so glad my sisters and i were able to visit with Richard and Nelda and all of the girls. What a beautiful family. He was our cousin on my Father Mike Chekoskys side.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family as you go through this difficult time.
January 11, 2022 @ 7:50 am
So sorry for your loss! Much love to all!
Dodie D. Hart
January 11, 2022 @ 11:13 am
Praying for your entire family Kelly know how much you are loved.
January 11, 2022 @ 3:06 pm
Praying for ALL of Richards children & Nelda. We are out of state and So wish we were home to be at the service. Frank & Patsy Simington
Betty Shearer and family
January 11, 2022 @ 4:49 pm
Prayers for the whole family.
January 11, 2022 @ 8:08 pm
Our condolences to the family and may God grant you peace, love and comfort at this time of need. God bless. The Hibschman’s
January 11, 2022 @ 9:54 pm
Sorry to hear about your dad. He is one of the men I first worked for.I always enjoyed working with him thought a lot of him
George and Robin Frisbie
January 12, 2022 @ 6:44 pm
Sorry for your loss prayers for the family
January 13, 2022 @ 9:04 pm
So sorry Linda, Pat and family for the loss of your father. You are in my Prayers and thought. Praying for comfort and peace for the family.