March 14, 1929 - March 14, 2017


Mass of Chrisitan Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake for Richard “Rich” Rajkowski, age 88, who passed away at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud. Rev. Thomas Becker will officiate and burial will be at the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.

Rich was born March 14, 1929 to Emil and Mary (Guck) Rajkowski. Rich was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and Sauk Rapids Sportsman’s Club. Rich was a very active man who enjoyed being outdoors hunting, fishing, and farming with Alvin. Trips to the casino were enjoyed but every Saturday night was devoted to card night playing cribbage and hearts at their home. Rich was known as a good natured person, generous, friendly and had the biggest heart. He was a sharp man always sharing a little laugh. Rich was always willing to help anyone or cook a meal of liver and onions, fried chicken or buttered dumplings.

Survivors include his partner, Alvin; numerous nieces and nephews. Rich is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Loretta, Florence, Margaret, Helen, Rita; brothers, Clarence, Lawrence, Edward, Henry and Tony Rajkowski.