Rev. Jerome A. Rykowski
Born to Eternal Life Friday, May 4, 2012 at the age of 89 at the Regina Nursing Home in Hastings, MN. Survived by his sister Betty Irany, nieces Kathy, Margaret and Valerie Rykowski, and nephew David Irany. Preceded in death by parents Adam and Eve (nee Adamowicz), 2 sisters and 6 brothers including the late Rev. Valerian “Val” Rykowski. Father Jerome spent his childhood in Milwaukee and had 22 years of education, including Pulaski High School, St. Francis Seminary and St. Thomas Seminary in Denver, Colorado. He faithfully served many parishes of the Diocese of Pueblo, CO, in Mancos, Dolores, Buena Vista, Fruita and lastly in Grand Junction. Father enjoyed fishing in his free time. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, May 10 at 10 AM at BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH, 3100 S. 41st St., with visitation from 9:30 AM until the time of Mass. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery.