Joseph Rybinski

Dec. 7, 1934-Nov. 15, 2017

IVANHOE — Services for Joseph A. Rybinski, 82, of Ivanhoe, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John Cantius Catholic Church, Wilno. Burial will be in the St. John Cantius Catholic Cemetery, Wilno. Visitation will be from 4 – 7 p.m. Sunday with a rosary at 4 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. at St. John Cantius Catholic Church. The Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements.

He died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at the Hendricks Hospital.

Joseph A. Rybinski was born Dec. 7, 1934, on the family farm in Royal Township near Ivanhoe. He was the sixth child of Joseph F. and Leokadia (Pruszynski) Rybinski. He attended parochial school in Wilno through the 8th grade and then graduated from Ivanhoe High School in 1952. Following graduation, he worked on the family farm. Joe entered the U.S. Army and served from January 1958 to October 1959. He was united in marriage to Rosella Kockelman on Aug. 29, 1961, at St. John Cantius Church in Wilno. He was recalled to the Army and served from October 1961 to July 1962. They lived and farmed near Ivanhoe where they raised their family. In 2007, they moved into their home in Ivanhoe. Rosella passed away on May 11, 2008. Joe remained in their home where he continued to be active in the Ivanhoe community.

He was a member of St. John Cantius Church where he served as a church usher, trustee, server and a lector. Joe also served on the First State Bank Board of Directors 1981-1999. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus. In his younger years, he enjoyed bowling, hunting and fishing. He was a fan of Minnesota sports, enjoyed going to casinos, and was a card player throughout his life.

He is survived by his children: Michael Rybinski of Ivanhoe, Patty (Bill) LeBrun of Reading, Ron Rybinski of Hendricks, and Joe Jr. (Shelly) Rybinski of Ivanhoe; grandchildren: Lauren, Miranda and Morgan LeBrun, Megan and Ryan Rybinski, and Emily, Joseph, Anthony and Lucas Rybinski; siblings: Hedwig (Norbert) Citterman, Mary Pavek, Agnes Rybinski, Regina Rybinski, Richard (Kaleen) Rybinski, Gene (Kathy) Rybinski; sisters-in-law: Pauline (Marion) Oellien, Audrey (Emil) Citterman, Elaine (Lee) Dritz and Karen Kockelman; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rosella; siblings: Susanne Rybinski, Irene Rybinski, Anton Rybinski, Bernard Rybinski and Raymond Rybinski.