Richard J. Minarik, U.S. Air Force Veteran. Beloved husband of the late Sharon nee English. Loving father of Jill (fiancé William Wiler) Pennella & Sheri (Erik) Erickson. Cherished grandfather of Elizabeth, Robbie, Jimmy, Danny & Amanda. Dear brother of Marion (Michael) Markowicz. Fond uncle of John Ryan & cousin of many. Funeral Friday 8:30 am from Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn to St. Germaine Church for Mass at 9:30 am. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Visitation Thursday from 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm.