Richard J. “Rip” Radecki, 93, of Pulaski, died peacefully in his sleep Sunday morning, September 8, 2019, at Country Villa in Pulaski. The son of John and Bertha (Czajkowski) Radecki was born June 23, 1926, in Hofa Park and was a 1944 graduate of Pulaski High School. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of WWII. Rip worked for many years at Pulaski State Bank, where he began his career as a teller and retired as Vice-President. He was very proud of his hometown. He served as Village President, delivered Meals on Wheels, owned Home Dairy, and worked for the village water department for many years. Rip earned his pilot license later in life and enjoyed flying with friends. He loved big gardens and, in retirement, had a hobby farm. Eventually he became a “snowbird,” wintering in Florida for several years. He loved dogs.
Survivors include two sons and one daughter: Abbot Dane Radecki O.Praem., De Pere, Rod (Cheryl) Radecki, Pulaski and Lori (Roger) Hudson, Chase; three grandchildren: Brett Radecki, Joshua (Dinah) Hudson and Nicole (James) Littlefield; three great-grandchildren: Olivia, Aliyah and Miles; one brother, Leonard (Janet) Radecki, Howard; sister-in-law, Sue Radecki, Santa Fe, NM.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jeffrey Radecki; two brothers: Art (Ann) Radecki and Chester Radecki; two sisters, Jean (Bob) Schuppe and Lucille (Bob) LeMense.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 16th at SS. Edward & Isidore Church, Flintville, with his son, Abbot Dane, presiding, followed by military honors by the Pulaski Area Veterans.