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Richard E. Andrysiak

Dick passed away Saturday, January 23, 2021 at his home in Galesburg.

He was born May 27, 1944 in Kalamazoo, the son of Eugene and Mary (Kurlenda) Andrysiak. Dick proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. For many years he worked as an auto body technician until his retirement in 2010.

In his free time Dick enjoyed cars, racing, tinkering in his garage and 4-wheeling. He was a member of the Otsego VFW Post #3030 and the Sundowners 4-Wheeling Drive Club.

Surviving are his life partner, Evelyn Blain; children; Mike (Paula) Andrysiak, Lisa (Vern) Nelson, Jason Andrysiak and Beth (Steven) Trice; step-children, Collen (Steve) Bowker and Robb (Jana) Blain; step-daughter-in-law, Cindy Blain; grandchildren, Zachary, Kevin, Brandan, Mark, Eva, Robby, Lorin and Brian; his sister, Rosalie (Don) Philipp along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Chuck and John; step-son, Rick Blain and nephew, Rob Philipp.

Friends may visit with Dick’s family from 12-1 PM, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A graveside service will follow at 2:00 P.M., at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park South in Kalamazoo with celebrant, Bill Rose officiating.

In accordance with Covid -19 guidelines a limit of 25 people at a time will be allowed and masks and social distancing will be required.

Contributions in memory of Dick may be made to Otsego VFW Post #3030.

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Denise Davis

January 25, 2021 at 2:32 pm


You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


Jeff Secor

January 27, 2021 at 9:06 am

Thoughts and prayers for all.

God Speed Richard


Lana Cameruci

January 27, 2021 at 11:37 am

Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with your family!


Matt & Mary Kasprzyk

January 27, 2021 at 2:05 pm

Dick worked for the body shop for several years until his retirement. He was not just a dependable employee, but a beloved friend, and over the years thought of as an extended family member.

He will be remembered for the kind, gentle, generous, loving soul that he was.

Our hearts and prayers go out to Evelyn and Dick’s families. He will be greatly missed.


Robert Fahrenbacher

January 30, 2021 at 3:42 pm

I am sorry for your loss, Dick was a good man.


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