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Richard L. Waldschmidt

August 4, 1941 August 4, 2018
Richard L. Waldschmidt
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Obituary for Richard L. Waldschmidt

Peoria- Richard L. Waldschmidt, 77, passed away Saturday, August 4, 2018 at his residence.

Born in Peoria, IL August 4, 1941, he was the son of Lawrence and Mildred (Dennison) Waldschmidt. He married Marlys Blemler on July 31, 1965. He was preceded in death by his two parents and brother Robert Waldschmidt, and granddaughter Madison Damron.

Survivors include two daughters, Nicole McCann of Lexington, KY and Melissa (Jeff) Challacombe of Brimfield, IL; five grandchildren, Logan Damron, Hunter Damron, Adam Challacombe, Nicholas McCann, and Abigail McCann; brother Rex Waldschmidt of Peoria; former Wife, Marlys (Blemler) Shepler of Peoria; and one niece and two nephews.

Richard graduated from Spalding Institute in 1960 where he played football for four years and worked at Caterpillar for 38 years, retiring as Quality Control Manager on December 1, 2002. He served in the Air force for four years as well as served in the Korea for one year. He enjoyed coaching and directed the Peoria Soccer Club for over a period of eight years. Richard also enjoyed working as a volunteer Physical Education teacher at Holy Family Catholic School, where he was a devout parishioner. Richard also helped start the Parish Fish Fry with help from the Booster Club. He was passionate about his yard and was an avid Cubs fan.

Funeral service will be Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Resurrection Mausoleum with a visitation prior to the service starting at 9:30 AM. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. Franciscan Friars will officiate.

Memorials may be made in Richard’s name to the Education fund for his grandchildren in care at PNC Bank.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or leave their private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

9

Aug

9:30 AM 8/9/2018 9:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/9/2018 11:00:00 AM
Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum
7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Visitation

Thursday

9

Aug

11:00 AM 8/9/2018 11:00:00 AM
Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum
7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Education Fund for the Grandchildren in care at PNC Bank

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