OBITUARY

Richard "Dick" Vanek

September 11, 1927December 1, 2018

Age 91 of Champlin, formally of Etowah, NC, passed away on Saturday, December 1st, 2018.

Loving husband of Jean (Daley); hero of five daughters, Vicki Czerwinski, Linda (Scott) Schoenike, Sandie (Russ) Petersen, Laura (Meade) Ridge, and Amy (Chuck) Hartl; admired grandpa to David, Krista (Dan), Ryan (Tiffany), Andrew (Dana), Chris (Jenae), Michael (Dani), Brad, Meghan (Brian), Hannah, Emily (Ben) & Jacob; great grandfather to Calvin, Henrick, Adalyn, Sawyer, Ascher, Everett, Austin, Logan, Peytyn, Grayson, Kailynn and Cooper; fun loving brother to John (Carol); and sisters-in-love Maggie and Mary.

Preceded in death by parents, Alyce & Van; brothers, Tim & Steve; and granddaughter, Katie

US Navy Veteran. Member of and Trout Unlimited and Kiwanis. Fishing was his passion; he learned from his father, shared with his brothers, taught to his son-in-laws and grandchildren.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at 10 am in the Chapel at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church (525 Jackson St., Anoka). No visitation.

Memorials preferred to Trout Unlimited or the Humane Society.

  • FAMILY

  • Loving husband of Jean (Daley); hero of five daughters, Vicki Czerwinski, Linda (Scott) Schoenike, Sandie (Russ) Petersen, Laura (Meade) Ridge, and Amy (Chuck) Hartl; admired grandpa to David, Krista (Dan), Ryan (Tiffany), Andrew (Dana), Chris (Jenae), Michael (Dani), Brad, Meghan (Brian), Hannah, Emily (Ben) & Jacob; great grandfather to Calvin, Henrick, Adalyn, Sawyer, Ascher, Everett, Austin, Logan, Peytyn, Grayson, Kailynn and Cooper; fun loving brother to John (Carol); and sisters-in-love Maggie and Mary.

    Preceded in death by parents, Alyce & Van; brothers, Tim & Steve; and granddaughter, Katie

Services

  • Service of Remembrance Friday, December 7, 2018
REMEMBERING

Richard "Dick" Vanek

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John McNiff

December 6, 2018

My Deepest Condolences to Jean and the family. I recently had an opportunity to talk with Dick while he was preparing the house for his move back to Minnesota. I was one of the residents in Etowah's Reach. I did not have many opportunities to interact with Dick and I wish I had. The few times I did speak with Dick he was a very soft spoken and very pleasant gentleman.
May he Rest in Peace.

FROM THE FAMILY