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Richard M Bishop

September 29, 1914 December 22, 2008
Richard M Bishop
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Obituary for Richard M Bishop

Peoria-Richard M. Bishop, 94, of Peoria, passed away at 10:38 a.m. on Monday, December 22, 2008, at Heartland Healthcare Center. He was born on September 29, 1914, in Groveland, to William and Emma Freidinger Bishop. He married Bernice E. Densberger on June 15, 1946, in Peoria and she passed away December 12, 2008, in Peoria.He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers. Surviving are three sons, Bill (Nan) Bishop of Peoria Heights, Stephen (Lori) Bishop of Peoria, and Dennis (Karen) Bishop of Peoria Heights. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Christine, Justin, Samantha, Katrina, and Andrea. One great-grandson, Jason, and one sister, Ermalene Beam of Springfield. Richard was a General Contractor and Founder of Bishop Brothers Inc. He was a member of Carpenter’s Local #183, and was a Army Veteran of WWII. Richard was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church where a Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, with Rev. David Richardson officiating. Visitation will be Saturday morning starting at 9:00 a.m. at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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