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Richard "Dick" L. Brecklin

February 10, 1926 December 23, 2020
Richard "Dick" L. Brecklin
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Obituary for Richard "Dick" L. Brecklin

Richard “Dick” L. Brecklin, 94, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 in Peoria. 

Dick was born on February 10, 1926 in Fremont, NE to Otto and Mayme Brecklin. He married Rita J. Caldwell on July 2, 1960, at The Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception. She preceded him in death on November 11, 2011. 

Surviving are one son, Richard (Phyllis) Brecklin of Dunlap; three daughters: Angela (Thomas) Spears of Peoria, Mary (Rick) Stone of Peoria and Karen (Jay) Wirts of Indianapolis, IN; ten grandchildren: Richard (Lauren) Brecklin, David (Michelle) Brecklin, Katherine (Daniel O’Brien) Spears, Margaret Spears, Natalie Stone, Eric Stone, Brian Stone, Ellie Wirts, Ann Wirts and Christopher Wirts; and four great-grandchildren: Henley, Quinn, Grady and Reece Brecklin.

He was preceded in death by his parents and seven siblings. 

Dick proudly served in the US Army during World War II. Upon returning to the states, he continued his career at Caterpillar Inc. He was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church and its Men’s Club, as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus. 

A private family Mass will be held and burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Rides, 4722 N. Sheridan Rd, Peoria IL 61614 or Sophia’s Kitchen 103 S. Richard Pryor Pl., Peoria, IL 61605.

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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

St. Jude Rides

Sophia's Kitchen

504 Fulton St
Peoria, IL 61602

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