Passed away on January 2, 2022. Rich, “Rick”, achieved many boy scout levels and enjoyed listening to vinyl records. He had a passion for grilling, making flan and homemade grape jelly. He was artistic and loved to doodle characters, which is where his daughter’s love for drawing came from. He enjoyed playing Scrabble and Yahtzee with his daughter and son-in-law. He was preceded in death by parents William & Virginia (Coy) Schinkowsky. He is survived by his daughter Aleksandra (Blaec) Nelson; brother Michael Schinkowsky; nephews Ryan (Corrie), Kyle, and Trey (Samantha); and great-niece Aubrey. Visitation will be held from 11AM-1PM, on Saturday, January 8, 2022, with Vigil service at 1PM at DARE’S FUNERAL HOME, 805 Main Street NW, Elk River. Interment will be held at Randhill Park Cemetery, Arlington Heights, IL, at a later date. For the protection of yourselves and others, the funeral home requests that you please wear a mask and maintain a safe social distancing space of at least six feet. Thank-you for keeping our families and community safe. Arr. By Dare’s Funeral Home, Elk River. 763-441-1212.
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