|Casimir Radniecki, 94|
|Written by TRF Times|
Oklee - Casimir “Cobb” Radniecki, 94, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 at Sanford Medical Center, Thief River Falls.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24 (today), at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Oklee, with Father Chuck Huck presiding, and Father Joe Richards, con celebrating, and Deacon John Bruggeman. Casket bearers include Carl Berg, Kevin Berg, Eric Berg, Scott Lambert, Nathan Lambert, Tim Lambert, Scott Radniecki and Greg Radniecki. Interment will be in the St. Francis Cemetery, Oklee.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service at the church on Wednesday.
Casimir Walter “Cobb” Radniecki was born December 31, 1916 at home in Trail, the son of John and Emma (Vattendahl) Radniecki. He was baptized into the Catholic Faith at St. Gertrude’s Church in Rhoda. Casimir completed eighth grade in country school District 52 in Deer Park Township and was very proud of his life accomplishments with that little of formal education.
On Sept. 26, 1939, Cobb was united in marriage to Wylma H. Stromberg at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Plummer. Cobb, as he was often called, and Wylma celebrated their 50th and 60th wedding anniversaries and were married a total of 63 years. The couple lived most of their life on their farm in Deer Park Township. They moved around with Cobb’s job in construction, especially with Great Lakes Dredge and Dock. They lived in San Diego, Calif., Buenos Aires, Argentina, San Francisco, Calif., Buffalo, N.Y., Alexandria Bay, N.Y., Niagara Falls, N.Y., Clearbrook, Gonvick, Aitkin and Gary, Ind. Casimir continued living in Oklee after Wylma’s death in 2002. In 2009, he moved to Valley Home in Thief River Falls and then back to Oklee at the Freedom Living Center in May 2010.
Casimir was proud of his family roots, and his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Lake of the Woods fishing was important to Cobb, especially in the winter when he and Wylma would catch their limits. The Radniecki’s attended the Norsk Hostfest for 18 consecutive years. Trips in the motorhome, included Disney World, Disney Land, and Alaska. Coffee and sweets were always important, especially during family gatherings. His legacy includes: Faith, Family, Respect, Hard Work, Friends, and Strong Spirit.
Survivors include his daughters: Bonnie (Don) Berg, Erskine, Mary Ann (Richard) Lambert, Oklee; son: Michael (Mary) Radniecki, Detroit Lakes; grandchildren: Michelle (Mark) Jorgenson, Sherri (Robbie) Christianson, Jodi (Danny) Lee, Nicole (James) Juve, Carl (Rosalyn) Berg, Kevin (Kelly) Berg, Eric Berg, Kristin (Brian) Emanuel, Debbie (Kevin) Amiot, Trini (Brian) Cyr, Scott (Shannon) Lambert, Nathan (Bambi) Lambert, Tim Lambert, Cindy (Adam) Dallmann, Scott Radniecki and Sarah Radniecki; great-grandchildren: Ashley and Tyler Jorgenson, Brandon and Zachary Haugen, Cody and Brittany Lee, Shannon, Paula and Kayla Juve, Jacob, Braeden, Amelia and Aliyah Berg, Kyler and Kelen Berg, Kadie, Ryan and Bella Amiot, Jedre, Jaret, Jocylin, Jaeger Cyr, Devin, Connor, Carson Lambert, Annika, Aubrey, and Sawyer Lambert, Keaton Dallmann; two brothers, Roman (Elaine) Radniecki, Oklee, Dick (LaVonne) Radniecki, Apache Junction, Ariz., one brother-in-law, Roy Jorgenson, Fergus Falls; three sisters-in-law: Clara Radniecki, Thief River Falls, Therese Radniecki, Thief River Falls and Vivian Gable, San Diego, Calif., and many nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his wife Wylma in 2002; his parents; seven siblings; Stanley, Virgil, Jack and Al Radniecki, Kay Jorgenson, Helen Frank, Ann Grimes; and two infant grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Family condolences may be sent at www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.