Obituary: Richard Earl "Dick" Dombrowski
May 12, 2023
Richard Earl "Dick" Dombrowski, 75, of Esko died Saturday, April 29, 2023, at Hilltop Healthcare in Duluth as a result of Alzheimer's disease.
Per Dick's wishes, his body has been cremated and a Celebration of Life will be held at Epiphany Parish Holy Family Catholic Church, 722 North Adams Ave, Mason City, Iowa. Visitation is 10 a.m. until the Celebration of Life at 11 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2023. A private burial service will be at Elmwood St. Joseph Cemetery in Mason, Iowa.
Dick was born Feb. 29, 1948, the son of Raymond and Jean (Lambert) Dombrowski in Chicago, Illinois. Dick graduated in 1966 from Newman Catholic High School in Mason City, and from Winona State University, Minnesota. He married Cindy Weitmon on Sept. 21, 1974 in Mason City. Their son, Nathan Andrew, was born Nov. 29, 1985, and joined their family in April of 1986.
Dick and Cindy moved to Shakopee in 1975, and from there to Cloquet, and most recently lived in Esko. Dick was the manager at the Northwoods Restaurant in Barnum for five years, was the chef at the Kitchi Gammi Club in Duluth for 20 years, and then was a sales representative at Bix Produce Company.
Dick enjoyed annual winter golf trips to Arizona with all of his golfing buddies. He also liked to play racquetball, attend sporting events, and go to concerts. He was an avid reader, liked to go for walks, and enjoyed spending time with his many friends and family.
Dick is survived by his wife, Cindy, of Esko; son, Nathan (Lianne) Dombrowski of Duluth; brother, Robert Dombrowski of Severna Park, Maryland; sister Diane (Richard) Strelow of Golden Valley; niece Amanda (Justin) Barsness Courtney; nephew Colin Strelow; and his sweet cat, Tina.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Deborah Barsness; brother-in-law, Jerry Barsness; niece Emily Barsness; nephew Jeremy Barsness; and sister-in-law, Patricia Dombrowski.
The family would like to thank the staff at Mille Lacs Health System Senior Care Unit, in Onamia; and Hilltop Healthcare and St. Croix Hospice in Duluth, for their excellent care and compassion.
Arrangements entrusted to Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St., Cloquet MN 55720. To sign the guestbook and leave an online tribute, see http://www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com and Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapels, in Mason City.
Pine Knot News, May 12, 2023