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Richard Pretty

June 14, 1932 September 10, 2014
Richard Pretty
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PEORIA HEIGHTS – Richard Pretty, 82, of Peoria Heights passed away at 9:03 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. Richard was born on June 14, 1932, in Peoria to William and Catherine (Kelly) Pretty. They preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one son, James Pretty; one daughter, Darlene Hancock; his sister, Norma Lee Savka; his first wife, Patricia (Welton) Kenser; and his beloved second wife, Jacqueline. He is survived by one daughter, Diane (Mike) Taylor of Lake Placid, FL; two sons, David Pretty of Peoria Heights and Thomas Pretty of Canton; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Richard graduated from Spalding Institute, where he was a star quarterback. He attended Bradley University and served in the Army. He worked many years for Producer’s Dairy, sold real estate in the Peoria area, and owned and operated Coach’s Corner Tavern before retiring. Richard loved all sports, loved to travel, and never met a person who was a stranger. Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is handling the arrangements. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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