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Richard E. Princko

Richard E. Princko

Richard E. Princko, age 78, of Elmwood, died Tuesday June 14, 2022, at Park View Home in Woodville.

Richard was born January 20, 1944, and grew up in Union Lake, Michigan.  He was the son of Steven and Ann Princko.  Richard served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged.  He met and later married Rita L. Franklin in 1967, and they made their home in Elmwood.  After the service he worked for Presto Industries in Eau Claire, Sweeney Brothers Construction and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers until he retired.

Richard enjoyed fishing, hunting, spending time up north at the cabin.

Richard is survived by his wife, Rita, a daughter, Lisa; granddaughter, Katie (Sean) Stoudt, three great grandchildren, Grace, Addilyn and John and one brother.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and a son Christopher.

A Celebration of Life for Richard will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 PM Monday, June 20, 2022, at Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood.


  1. Jerry & Jayne Holt

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. marge binkowski

    Thoughts and prayers with you Rita and family. Marge and Tony and Anthony

  3. Rita & Russ Bennett

    So very sorry to hear of your loss. Sending hugs and prayers

  4. Rita Doverspike

    Rita, I am sorry to hear about your husband, Richard. You have had too many losses in a short time.
    Hugs and prayers to you.

  5. Gary & Roxann Peterson

    Rita - our sincerest sympathy to you in the loss of Rich. You have endured so much this year but know that you are not alone. Your family and friends are here for you. Stay strong.

  6. Sue Sperger

    I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  7. Margery Robole-Ginsbach

    Rita and Family, so sorry to hear of your loss again! Our deepest sympathy to you and the family! It is so very difficult to get through the sorrow, just know that your Family and friends will be there for support. We are thinking of you, in every way!

  8. Betty Hawkins

    Oh, Rita, I cannot believe your losses recently. So sorry for your loss. Anything you need, just ask. Hugs and prayers to you, and the family.

  9. Judi Bauer

    Rita, I am so sorry to here of your husband Richard passing. He has joined your son Chris and they can go fishing together. Thinking of you and your daughter and family. Our sympathy to all of you. Prayers sent

  10. Suzi Crownhart

    Rita, I am so sorry to hear about Richard. You’ve gone through so much sorrow these past weeks. Words seem inadequate at this time. Hugs to you ❤️

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