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Ledvorowski, Richard
Richard Ledvorowski (aka Ledbals), Born to Eternal Life on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, age 86 years. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Ledvorowski (nee Dymerski). Loving father of the late Joseph Ledvorowski, Mary Kathryn (Greg) Antonopoulos, Thomas Ledvorowski and Donna Marie (Mark) Brant. Adored grandfather of Jason and Justin Brant and Yanna and Tanya Antonopoulos. Loving brother of Donald (Elaine) Ledrowski, David (Judith) Ledvorowski and Joan (Joseph) Trinkl. Preceded in death by his brother Rev. Eugene, sisters Dolores (Stanley) Palenski, Valeria (Edward) Volkaitis and Ruth (George) Saidler. His long time companion Mary Miranda also preceded him in death. Richard is now joined with his loving parents the late Stanley and Clara. Numerous nieces and nephews who will miss his laughter and crazy jokes further survive him.
Richard is a U.S. Army veteran with service from 1951 to 1953. He is a retired police officer having served 26 years in the city of Milwaukee. He was an avid woodworker and will forever enjoy his classical music.
Many thanks to Dr. Mattaeus and the care given by Aurora Zilber Family Hospice.
Visitation Friday, April 22, from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Funeral Home. Parish vigil Friday at 7:00 PM . Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday 11:30 AM at Basilica of St. Josaphat, 2333 S. 6th St., Milwaukee (Please meet at church). Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Past Comments


Couldn’t have asked for a better Godfather! I will never forget getting rides in his patrol car…all my friends were so envious. Taking trips to the casino, hanging out in Eagle for Kettle Moraine Days and most recently fun games of Words with Friends. I love you Uncle Dick…I will miss your sense of humor and mostly will just miss you! Rest in peace. Forever in our hearts…

Vickie Skowronski

To Richard’s family:
My heart goes out to each of me for your loss of your dear father.
“When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight”. The Prophet
I pray for you all,
Vickie Skowronski
Milwaukee, WI


Donna, Mary, and Tom,

You were so blessed to have such a loving father who was funny, outgoing, and just a joy to be around. Donna, I remember growing up and spending the night at your house and how we would giggle and laugh and he would just look at us, shake his head and tell us we were goofy. Take comfort that he is with Joseph and your mom now. He is no longer suffering. We are the ones that will miss his laughter, silly jokes and him just being here. But take pleasure in the many memories. Know that the ones that love you are in your hearts. Also know that you will always carry your dad with you in your heart. I am blessed to have you all in my life for as long as I have. I am thinking of you. I pray you feel the love and comfort of those that care and love each of you.

Cheryl, Gary, Alicen and Andrew


My dad was the best father and grandpa anyone would ever want. He was proud of his family. Always liked to joke with his brothers. My family and I will miss you dearly dad. I love you with all my heart. Donna

Joyce Wollenzien

I was lucky enough to know Ledbals (!) for years at the Wisconsin Athletic Club. He was so nice, funny, and very talented…. I will always cherish the gorgeous wooden reindeer he gave me, decorated for Christmas. He was a good friend, and I was sorry when he was unable to get to the Club. He was quite a unique individual, and he will be missed. He spoke of his children alot, and I know he cherished the times when he could visit with them. I want to express my sincere sympathy to his family on their loss. I feel a void in my heart, too.

Joyce Wollenzien

Leslie Nelson,Office of Catholic Schools

The Office of Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of Hartford offers sincerest sympathy to the Ledvorowski family on the passing of Richard. “May the light of heaven shine on your grave. May the embrace of God light you to Glory.”

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