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Richard Charles Aldrich

September 24, 1933 January 21, 2022
Richard Charles Aldrich
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Peoria- Richard Charles Aldrich, age 88, of Peoria, passed away at 5:52 AM on Friday, January 21, 2022 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.

Born September 24, 1933 in Peoria, a son to Louis and Helen (Pedrick) Aldrich. Richard graduated from Woodruff High School with the Class of 1951 and went on to honorably served in the United States Marines during the Korean War. On April 12, 1953 he married Alma Jennings and together they cherished 59 years until her passing on March 5, 2012. Richard worked as a lineman Forman for LE Myers until his retirement. He was a past member of the First Christian Church, VFW Post 4835 Creve Couer, IL and Temple Lodge #46 A.F & A.M.

Survivors include three children: Donald Aldrich of Georgia, Diana Wilson of Hanna City and Denise Schalk of Peoria; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; as well as, several nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, wife Alma, and one brother.

A private service will be held at Resurrection Mausoleum with entombment following.

Memorial’s in Richard’s memory may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children-Chicago (

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Services are private.

Cemetery Details


Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Shriner's Hospital of Illinois

2211 N. Oak Park Ave
Chicago, IL 60707

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