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Richard "Dick" Scheirer

August 31, 1945 August 24, 2020
Richard "Dick" Scheirer
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Richard “Dick” Scheirer, age 74 of Peoria, passed away Monday, August 24, 2020 at his home surrounded by his entire family. He was born August 31, 1945, in Peoria, to Melvin and Marie (Harrell) Scheirer. He married Mary (McDermott) Sewall on December 29, 1995. She survives.

Survivors also include his children: Chris Scheirer of Costa Mesa, CA; Julie (Neil) Tobin of Newport Beach, CA; Casey (Christy) Scheirer of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA; Brian (fiancée Nadia) Scheirer of Aliso Viejo, CA; Kathleen Sewall of Chicago, IL; Jessica (fiancée Rob) Sewall of Alexandria, VA; Greg Sewall of Chicago, IL; two grandsons, Caleb Scheirer and Ryland Tobin of California; two brothers, Ron (Linda) Scheirer of Peoria, IL; and Tom (Carol) Scheirer of Darien, IL. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his twin brother, Nick Scheirer and Nick’s wife, Bonnie.

Dick graduated from Spalding Institute, Spoon River Junior College, and attended SIU Carbondale. Dick was employed by Bergner’s for 28 years, serving as store manager in Peoria, Decatur, and Quincy. He then worked at Uftring Weston Chevrolet in sales for 12 years and later as a courier for the Uftring Auto Group, retiring in 2019.

He loved traveling to the East and West coasts to see his children. His favorite vacations were going on fishing trips to northern Minnesota. Spending time with his family was the most important thing to Dick.

Dick was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Funeral mass will be held Friday, August 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM with visitation prior starting at 11:00 AM. Fr. Thomas Taylor will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded. A private family burial of ashes will take place at a later date at Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

27

Aug

4:00 PM 8/27/2020 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/27/2020 7:00:00 PM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Visitation

Friday

28

Aug

11:00 AM 8/28/2020 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 8/28/2020 12:00:00 PM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Friday

28

Aug

12:00 PM 8/28/2020 12:00:00 PM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States
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