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Richard Vincent Nowacki Sr.

June 23, 1932 October 5, 2019
Richard Vincent Nowacki Sr.
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Richard Vincent (“Corky”) Nowacki Sr., a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, age 87, of Munster, IN passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019. He is survived by his children: Michael (Kathleen) Nowacki, Richard (Carolyn) Nowacki Jr., Lynn (Fred) Meier and Vicki (Douglas) Best; grandchildren: Nathan Nowacki, Joshua Nowacki, Chrystal (Ronald) Donahue, Robyn (Ryan) Hulfeld, Eric (Andrea) Nowacki, Steven (Rachel) Kibler, Sam Meier and Zachary Best; great grandchildren: Connor, Audrey and Valerie Donahue and Savannah and Benjamin Hulfeld. Preceded in death by his wife Shirley Nowacki; parents Eugene and Francis Nowacki; brothers Eugene and Edward Nowacki. Richard was born in 1932 in Hammond, IN. He was a Corporal in the US Army stationed in Korea. After Korea, he spent most of his career working for Union Carbide Corporation Linde Division. Richard was a member of the VFW Post 2697 Munster, IN. In his younger years, Richard enjoyed travelling across the country camping with his family. Later in life, starting on his 50thwedding anniversary, Richard enjoyed annual cruises to the Caribbean with his wife Shirley, children, and grandchildren. Richard’s hobbies and interests included bowling, and watching the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears. He loved to bowl and was on several bowling leagues. One of his favorite things to do was to watch a Cubs or Bears game while enjoying a Budweiser. He had an engaging, fun personality and would enjoy making people laugh. He is going to be greatly missed by his family. Burns Kish Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. All services will be private.


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