Monday, June 16th, 2008
Richard “Paul” Bianski, age 81, passed away Tuesday June 3, 2008 in Mission, Texas. He was born December 1, 1926 in South Bend, Indiana a son of the late Frank Joseph and Leona (Richards) Bianski. He enlisted in the Navy in 1943 and served one submarine tour. He served as a Commander of the Churubusco American Legion Post # 157. He lived in Minneapolis from 1959 until 1992 when he moved to Foristell, Missouri. He retired from the United States Postal Service in Minneapolis in 1987. Paul was an avid golfer and spent his winters in Mission, Texas. Until last year he bowled regularly recording four sanctioned 300 games and an 801 series. He was voted into the Minneapolis District American Bowling Congress (ABC) Hall of Fame in 1999.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years and former Churubusco resident, Patricia (Jones) Bianski, children Paula (Jim) Kilmer, Richard “Joe” (Penny) Bianski Jr., and Julie Stone all from the Minneapolis area; granddaughters Amy (Brady) Anderson, Sara (Dennis) Stapf, Lindsey (Allen) Quinn and great-grandson Cameron Quinn. Brothers James (Phyllis) Bianski of La Otto, Indiana, Frances “Jr” (Janet) Bianski of Avilla, Indiana, sister-in-law Mary Louise “Suzy” Bianski of La Otto, Indiana and brother-in-law Russell Gienger of Avilla, Indiana. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters Helen Kostielney, Catherine Miller, Joan Gienger and his brother Ralph Frances Bianski. He loved life and had many friends and will be truly missed.
A memorial service and mass will be held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ege, Indiana on June 28, 2008 with Father Danney Pinto officiating. For those who wish memorial masses may be directed to the church. A “Celebration of his Life” will be held in the Twin City area later in the summer. Sheets and Childs Funeral Home has been entrusted with local arrangements.
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