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Richard James Wojciechowski, 78

Richard James Wojciechowski was born on May 4, 1936 to Harry and Hildegarde (Grabanski) Wojciechowski in Greenbush, MN and grew up there on the family farm. He attended school in Greenbush and then Badger through the sixth grade. At the age of 13 he started working to help support his family.
He was a “Jack of all trades”.  He worked as a mechanic at a Greenbush auto shop and worked moving houses for Otis Norman. Richard married Odella (Melby) Wojciechowski on August 30, 1954. In 1957 they moved to Roseau, MN and Richard worked as a mechanic at Texaco before moving back to Greenbush in 1962. Richard worked at Polaris for nine years. They moved to Badger in 1970 where he started his own business moving houses. With all the jobs Richard had over the years his true passion was farming, which he did throughout the years many times working multiple jobs.
Richard enjoyed hunting, fishing, dancing, playing pinochle and visiting with family and friends. Richard had a hard time sitting still and was always willing to help anyone who needed it.  Richard was well liked by all and will always be known for his big hugs, good humor and kindness to all.
Richard is survived by his loving wife Odella; children, Larry (Laura) Wojciechowski, Joyce (Clarence Jr.) Nelson, Joanne (Terry) Johnson, Jeanene Wojciechowski; grandchildren, Melissa Carlson, Jeremy Carlson, Justin Carlson, Heidi Carlson, Tara (Trent) Wiskow, Tanya (Josh) Mickolio, Trisha (Phil) Nelson, Jessica Bachmeier, Jennifer Bachmeier, Ashley Bachmeier, Eugene Wojciechowski, Samantha Wojciechowski; great-grandchildren, Tevor Nichols, Trey Nichols, Treston Nichols, Ellie Wiskow, Tanner Wiskow, Anna Mickolio, Ian Mickolio, Morgann Nelson; brothers, Dean, Billy and Dale Wojciechowski; special aunt, Zita Grabanski.
He is preceded in death by his parents; son, James Wojciechowski; daughter, Janette Carlson; granddaughter, Christine Bachmeier; brothers, Harley, Edward, and Lawrence.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Richard J. Wojciechowski of Wannaska, MN was held on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Greenbush, MN. Visitation was held on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 5-7 PM at Helgeson Funeral Home in Roseau, MN and also one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be held at Blessed Sacrament Cemetery at a later date.
Richard Wojciechowski passed away on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at his home in Wannaska at the age of 78. 

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