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Richard "Dick" Conzemius

August 22, 1935 — January 29, 2023

Breckenridge, Minnesota

Richard "Dick" Conzemius, 87, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 29, 2023, under the exceptional care of Twin Town Villa and CHI- Health at Home & Hospice of Breckenridge, MN. His prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. at the Joseph Vertin and Sons Funeral Home, Wednesday, February 1, 2023, with his visitation beginning at 5 p.m. Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 2, 2023, at the St. Mary's Catholic Church and officiated by Rev. Leo Moenkedick. Burial will be held at later date in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Breckenridge.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Joseph Vertin and Sons Funeral Home.

Dick was born on August 22, 1935, to Anthony and Helen (Nordick) Conzemius in Breckenridge, MN. He grew up on the family farm east of Breckenridge with his younger siblings: Karen, Jim, Jerry, Diane, Linda, and Tom. Dick attended St. Mary’s School and graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1953. Dick joined the United States Marine Corps and took great pride in being a Crew Chief and Helicopter Mechanic. Following his discharge, he worked as a Construction Forman on a crew working in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Alaska.

Upon his return from Alaska in 1964, he began working for Standard Oil Company as their fuel oil driver. 11 years later, he purchased the local territory and assets from Standard Oil, which was the beginning of Conzemius Oil. Through the years, he continued to expand the business, allowing him to support and generously give back to the community in which he lived.

Dick married the love of his life, Rose Mary Kaczynski in 1967. The couple began working side by side while raising their four children. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, serving on several boards, and a volunteer fireman with the Breckenridge Fire Department.

In his spare time Dick enjoyed flying airplanes, shooting skeet, numerous fishing trips with friends, family camping excursions, wintering in Florida, and most importantly, riding his Harley with his friends.

Dick will be fondly remembered for his giving heart, his booming voice, and the imparting nicknames he gave to people.

Dick is survived by his children; Carla Bock; Mitchell (McKenzie) Conzemius, and Jolinda (Michael Surma) Conzemius; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Conzemius; grandchildren, Samantha (Nicholas) Reitz; Sophia (Greyson) Christian; Mary, Claire, Grace, and Anthony Conzemius; Carter and Chloe Conzemius; and Isaac Surma; siblings, Jim (Chris) Conzemius, Diane (Mike) Abeln, Linda Snyder, and Tom (Jane) Conzemius; brother-in-law, Jim Arntson, and many nieces and nephews.

Greeting Dick in Heaven are his wife, Rose; son, Clint; parents, Anthony and Helen; sister, Karen Arntson; brother, Jerry; sister-in-law, Ellen Conzemius; and brother-in-law, Russ Snyder.  

 

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Visitation

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home

303 North Fifth Street, Breckenridge, MN 56520

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Prayer Service

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

7:00 - 7:30 pm (Central time)

Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home

303 North Fifth Street, Breckenridge, MN 56520

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Mass

Thursday, February 2, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

St Mary's Catholic Church

221 4th St N, Breckenridge, MN 56520

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