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 Edmund Joseph Rybicki

Edmund Joseph Rybicki

Birth
Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 27 Sep 1991 (aged 74)
Oneida County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Rudolph, Wood County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 11300 · View Source
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Builder. Born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, he was a skilled craftsman noted for being the co-builder of the popular Rudolph Grotto Shrine and Wonder Cave, located in Rudolph, Wisconsin. In 1919, Father Philip Wagner a priest at St. Philomena's Church in Rudolph, decided to build a new church located in the village. Edmund Rybicki began helping Father Wagner on a steady basis in 1928, when he was 12 years old. He mixed the batches of concrete, brought in the materials, designed the stones, bricks from an imaginary plan and became the Father's right-hand man. After serving in the US Navy during World War II, Edmund became the custodian for the church and school in addition to being on the Rudolph Grotto staff for life. He devoted his life to helping Father Wagner bring the Grotto into existence and even after retiring in 1979, he could be found most week day mornings caring for the Grotto. He died at age 74 in Oneida Lake, Wisconsin.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 29 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11300
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edmund Joseph Rybicki (4 Oct 1916–27 Sep 1991), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11300, citing All Souls Cemetery, Rudolph, Wood County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .