Farm Animals 19

Fred Rychnovsky

June 17, 1940 ~ December 13, 2020 (age 80)


In accordance with C.D.C. guidelines, masks and social distancing is required at visitation and services.


Fred Albert Rychnovsky was born June 17, 1940 to Dola Dale (Saltzman) and Paul Fred Rychnovsky on a farm in rural Benton, Iowa.  Fred attended school at Benton through the 10th grade. At that time the Benton school closed, and he attended Mount Ayr Community High School graduating in 1959.

From a very young age all Fred ever wanted to do was farm with his father.  He would often rush home after school so that he could farm where he was happiest. Fred and his father were known for their collection of Case tractors which have been recognized throughout the Midwest.  He was known for his hard work, gentle spirit, funny sense of humor, big smile and giggly laugh.  He lovingly cared for his ageing parents and honored them throughout his life. He was an amazing older brother to his three sisters who all shared, from childhood, the love of family, faith and God. He loved his nieces and nephews and looked forward to their long visits during summer breaks. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.

Fred continued farming on the family farm until he passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law Lowell Jensen; cousins Lawrence (Sue) Rychnovsky and Reba Rychnovsky. 

He is survived by his sisters Evelyn Jensen of Massena, Carolyn (John) Wojcik of Omaha, Nebraska and Janice (Loren) Pogreba of Austin, Texas; nieces and nephews John Jensen of Massena, Barbette (James) Hatcher of Kansas City, Missouri, Mary (Andrew) McElmeel of Omaha, Nebraska, Joe Wojcik of Omaha, Nebraska and Lori Progreba of Austin, Texas; cousins John Rychnovsky of Diagonal and Mark (Tammy) Rychnovsky of Diagonal; other extended family and friends.

Memorials may be made to the Bohemian Cemetery.

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Funeral Service


Open Viewing
December 18, 2020

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Mass of Christian Burial
December 19, 2020

10:30 AM

December 19, 2020

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