Richard N. Przybylski, 78, Hancock, died peacefully early Tuesday morning, October 7, 2014, at Riverside Medical Center, Waupaca.

He was born April 9, 1936, in Chicago, IL, the son of Joseph and Florence (Poteracki) Przybylski. He married Barbara Ann Kolodziejczak on May 19, 1962 in Chicago.

Richard served his country from 1954 until 1957 in the United States Navy aboard the USS Goodrich and later the USS Monongahela. He will be fondly remembered for his countless hours of volunteer work at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King. Richard was a member of Rogers/Oestreich American Legion Post 343 Hancock/Coloma, Redgranite Amvets Post 13, Disabled American Veterans and Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Chapter 30 of Stevens Point. He belonged to Plainfield VFW Post 6007, Plainfield Cooties Pup Tent 38, Knights of Columbus Chain’O Lakes Assemble 1862 of Waupaca, and Sacred Heart Council 6228 Knights of Columbus of Wautoma. Richard was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wautoma.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years: Barbara Ann Przybylski, Hancock; two daughters: Margery A. (the late Kevin) Windisch, Bloomingdale, IL, Gloria M. (David) Olsen, Murfreesboro, TN; six grandchildren: Jeremy Windisch, Caleb, Joshua, and Nathanael Olsen, Meredith (Joe) Greguras, and Jordan Windisch; three great grandchildren: Brylee, Garrett and Aiden; three sisters: Susan (Art) Hahl, Antioch, IL, Phyllis (Dennis) Salata, Chicago, IL, Nancy (James) Henley, Union Mills, IN; one brother: James (Kris) Przybylski, Chicago, IL; his mother-in-law: Sophie Kolodziejczak, Wild Rose; his brother-in-law: Mitchell (AJ) Kolodziejczak, Portland, OR. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister and brother-in-law, Barbara (Robert) Kledzinski; and by his brother and sister-in-law, Conrad (Aleida) Przybylski.

Visitation and parish prayer service was held on Oct. 10 at Leikness Funeral Home, Wautoma, and on Oct. 11 at the church until the time of services. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Oct. 11 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wautoma. The Rev. David Greskowiak officiated. Military honors followed outside the church. Burial was held at the Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery at King.