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Friday, October 25, 2019

NC/NWA Capt. Richard Casimir Falen (Falenczykowski)

NC/NWA Capt. Richard Casimir Falen (Falenczykowski)
February 4, 1946 ~ October 12, 2019

The passing of retired Northwest pilot Richard Casimir Falen (Falenczykowski), age 73, son of NWA Captain Casimir Falenczykowski (1914-1978), is noted below.  Captain Falen is survived by his wife Marge, their children and grandchildren.
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As noted in the obituary below, a Celebration of Life will be held at Glendalough State Park, Battle Lake,
Minnesota at a later date yet to be advised.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 21:57:44 +0000
The passing of NWA pilot Richard Casimir Falen (Falenczykowski) son of NWA Captain Casimir Falenczykowski
"William Day" <
wlday@comcast.net>: Oct 18  

I regret to inform you that retired NWA pilot Richard Falen, son of NWA
Captain Casimir Falenczykowski has passed away………………
The family obituary follows.

Richard Casimir Falen (Falenczykowski), age 73, Princeton, MN, son of
Casimir and Susan (Sestock) Falenczykowski, born February 4, 1946, lost his
battle with cancer and a stroke on October 12, 2019. Richard's entire life
centered on his love of aviation, following in his father's footsteps,
earning his pilot's license at age 16, gaining his commercial flying license
at age 18, and being hired by North Central Airlines as a pilot at age 19.
He enjoyed a successful flying career for 35 years as it then became
Republic followed by Northwest Airlines, gaining numerous life-long friends
among his fellow pilots, as well as many others. His love of flying carried
over to the many planes he owned and flew with great finesse, and he was a
mentor to anyone who was interested in aviation. Harley Davidson motorcycles
and collector cars were also among his favorite things that he and Marge,
his wife and also life-long partner since the age of 15, with which they had
many unforgettable times together. Richard had a penchant for wanting to
relocate every few years so that even his family could not keep track of his
current address, but it was an exciting life for both he and Marjorie. He
had a great sense of humor, made friends easily, and could always elicit a
laugh with his wry humor. He dearly loved all his dogs, especially, Golden
Retrievers Shiff and Taz, who are now reunited with him at the other side of
the rainbow bridge. Richard and Marge celebrated 52 years of marriage and
happiness on September 2, 2019.

In addition to his wife, Richard is also survived by his loving and
supportive children, Kimberly Falen, Trinidad, CO, and Joseph (Lee Ann)
Falen, Princeton, MN; grandchildren, Anna Kacia Falen, Tucker Falen,
McKenzie Riddle, and Mason Riddle; beautiful great-granddaughter, Reyna
Claire Falen; siblings, Mary (Jan) Tanghe, Bob Falenczykowski (Cathy
O'Meara), Lona Falenczykowski (Tim Scott), and Don (Clova) Falenczykowski;
brothers-in-law, Dave (Pat) Puetz, Stephen (Elisabeth) Puetz, Richard
(Lonnice) Puetz, and Michael Puetz (recently deceased); also many nieces and
nephews, whom he loved dearly.

A sincere thank you to Drs. Jurgens and Hussein, their nurses, and the
Fairview Hospice Staff for the excellent care and support Richard received
during his illness and final days.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Glendalough State Park, Battle Lake,
MN, at a date to be announced when arrangements can be made. Please check
this website for further information soon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Ruff Start Rescue, Princeton,
MN, or Glendalough Park Partners, Battle Lake, MN.

 Filed Under: <
Williams Dingmann Funeral Home

Father’s gravesite:
Casimir E Falenczykowski
BIRTH   7 Aug 1914
DEATH  22 Jul 1978 (aged 63)
BURIAL :  Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
PLOT     Section R Site 1098
(joined Northwest Airlines 03-07-1942)

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