Richard Edwin Chojnacky was born January 8, 1963 in Jerome, Idaho to parents, Lee and Mildred Chojnacky. He passed away January 15, 2021 in Twin Falls, Idaho of a cardiac arrest after nearly six weeks recovering from a ruptured aortic aneurysm.
Richard lived his entire life in Jerome and graduated in 1981 from Jerome High School. He then graduated from CSI with an auto mechanic degree. He farmed with his dad and two brothers north of Jerome growing wheat, beans, potatoes, corn, and alfalfa. During the winter months, he devoted his time to hunting and trapping fur bearing animals. He enjoyed fishing for salmon and trout in the summer and also the many family get togethers where there was always good food.
Richard was a member of St. Jerome’s Catholic Church and a life-long member of the National Trapper’s Association and the Idaho Trapper’s Association.
He is survived by his mother, Mildred (Nutsch) Chojnacky; and his siblings, Carolyn Chojnacky of Jerome; Ronald (Andrea) Chojnacky of Glenrock, Wyoming; David (Cindy) Chojnacky of Hailey, Idaho; Michael (Marcia) Chojnacky of Jerome; Mary (Chuck) Winn of Boise, Idaho; Steven (Debbie) Chojnacky of Boise, Idaho; Gerald (Anne Chojnacky of Jerome; and Susan (Todd) Schilling of Salt Lake City, Utah; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lee Chojnacky in 2009.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am, Thursday, January 21, 2021 at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 216 2nd Ave East, Jerome, with a viewing beginning at 10:30 am. Graveside service will conclude at Jerome Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Idaho Trapper’s Association, PO Box 256, Fairfield, Idaho 83327 or the Jerome Rural Fire Department, 143 East Ave A, Jerome, Idaho 83338.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Richard’s memorial webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com.