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Richard "Dick" Hinds

February 4, 1930 June 7, 2013
Richard "Dick" Hinds
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PEORIA – Richard Q. “Dick” Hinds, 83, of Peoria, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2013. Dick was born on February 4, 1930, in Chicago to Orville Q. and Grace (Bouland) Hinds. He married Jane E. Bell on May 11, 1957, in Peoria. She preceded him in death on June 17, 1981, in Decatur, IL. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Robert. He is survived by five sons, Steve (Kati) of Dayton, OH, Tom (Dawn) of Peoria, John (Melanie) of Naperville, and Paul and Jim both of Peoria; seven grandchildren; and one sister, Jeanne Schroeder of Peoria. Dick graduated from Peoria High in 1947 and from Bradley in 1951. He loved to travel. He started with Vagabond Tours late in 1992 with his first trip to the Chicago Symphony in the Spring of 1993. He had a great career at Caterpillar, where he worked for over 30 years, retiring in 1985. He also worked for Opera Illinois in 1991 and 1992. In 1996, he started to present classes for Bradley’s institute for Learning in Retirement (now known as OLLI). Dick was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Father James Pallardy will officiate. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Monday, June 10, 2013, at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. An additional visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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