Walter F. Rybacki

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Walter F. Rybacki

Mr. Walter Rybacki of Addieville, departed this life in the Washington County Hospital in Nashville, on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 2:50 PM. He had attained the age of 88 years, 7 months and 16 days.

Walter was born on October 4, 1927 at Doniphan, Mo., the son of Steven and Mary (Schultz) Rybacki. He was united in marriage to Marie Chwasczinski on October 15, 1949 in the St. Michael Catholic Church in Radom, and she survives his passing.

Mr. Rybacki worked on the family dairy farm for 35 years. He was also the street commissioner for the Village of Addieville for many years. Walter was a member of the St. Ann Catholic Church in Nashville and most recently a member of the St. Barbara Catholic Church in Okawville. He was a 4th Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus in Okawville and DuQuoin. He was also a member of the MidAmerican Dairy Association and the Washington County Farm Bureau, where he served as a director for both organizations. Walter loved to go out dancing and listening to Polka music. He also enjoyed caring for his fruit trees.

Left to mourn his passing is his wife, Marie Rybacki of Addieville; three children, David Rybacki and wife Bonnie, Don Rybacki and wife Shelly and Denise Guest and husband Gary all of Nashville; daughter-in-law, Charlene Rybacki of Nashville; 10 grandchildren, Stephanie (Chad) Gogolek, Amy (Mark) Cooper, Jarod (Michelle) Rybacki, Mitchell Rybacki, Jason (Tricia) Guest, Melissa (Donnie) Kurwicki, Heather (James) Newcomb, Jeffrey Guest, Kyle Rybacki and Krista Rybacki; 11 great grandchildren, Madison and Katelyn Gogolek, Emily and Benjamin Guest, Christopher, Kyle, Katie and Chloe Johns and Briar, Ellie and Kase Newcomb; nieces and nephews; other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Steven Rybacki; a great grandson, Andrew Guest; two brothers, Ray Rybacki and his wife Stella and Stanley Rybacki and his wife Mary Ann; two sisters, Helen Rybacki and Viola Harre and her husband Arthur.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Ann Catholic Church in Nashville on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 11:00 AM with Fr. Andy Knopik officiating.

In accordance with the wishes of the family, following the services cremation will be performed and interment of ashes will be in the St. Ann Cemetery at a later date.

Friends may call at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville on Wednesday from 8:30 A.M. until 10:30 A.M.

In lieu of flowers, mass offerings or memorials may be made to the St. Ann Catholic Church Renovation Fund or to the American Heart Association and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

Online expressions of sympathy can be made at www.campagnafuneralhomes.com.

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