Richard Gmyrek, 75

Richard Gmyrek, 75, of Browerville, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2012, at the Centra Care Health Plaza in Long Prairie. Funeral services for Dick were held on Monday, February 20, 2012, 11:00 a.m., at Christ the King Catholic Church in Browerville with Fr. Peter VanderWeyst officiating.

Dick was born September 24, 1936, in Ward Township, Todd County, to John & Ann (Wiersgalla) Gmyrek. He served in the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1956. Dick married Carole Heid on February 13, 1958 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Browerville. Dick enjoyed riding his Harley and visiting and drinking coffee with his friends and neighbors. He especially enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Dick was a lifetime farmer who had a good sense of humor and liked to listen more than talk. Dick was easy going, honest, tough and stubborn. He had a big heart for people down on their luck. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Browerville.

Dick is survived by his children: Laurie (Joe) Ferrara of Aitkin, John (Joann) Gmyrek of Browerville, Mark Gmyrek of Browerville; sister Doris (Hank) Buhl of Fridley; 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Dick is preceded in death by his parents and wife Carole.

Arrangements with Iten Funeral Home, Browerville.

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