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Richard R. "Dick" Harting, Sr.

August 25, 1929 July 6, 2020
Richard R. "Dick" Harting, Sr.
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Obituary for Richard R. "Dick" Harting, Sr.

Peoria- Richard R. “Dick” Harting, Sr., age 90, passed away on Monday, July 6, 2020 at UnityPoint Methodist in Peoria.

Dick was born on August 25, 1929 in Peoria, a son of D. Rudolph and Dorothy (Shierholtz) Harting. He married Lillian P. Scholes on September 2, 1950 in Peoria. She preceded him in death on February 24, 2002. He was also preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Terry Sparks and one sister, Joanne Vogel.

He is survived by two daughters, Sandra (Lyle) Wheeler of Washington, IL and Patricia (Robert) Davis of Peoria, one son, Richard R. “Rick” Harting, Jr., of Peoria, five grandchildren, Christina (Jerry Turner) Wheeler, Brian (Stacey) Wheeler, Drew Davis, Faith (Daniel) Treat and Laura (Matt) Harting-Lemon, one great-grandson Dalton Wheeler, two sisters, Lorraine King of Eureka and Carol Hutton of Creve Coeur and one brother, David (Kathy Schuerman) Harting of Sarasota, FL as well as one cousin Helen Elliot, and her daughter, Hedy Elliott, and one niece Debbie Perry, along with several other nephews and nieces.

Dick proudly served in the US Marines during WWII. He was a certified gas serviceman for Cilco for 36 years, retiring on March 1, 1986. Dick was a former member of St. Patrick’s Church in Washington, IL and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Peoria and his faith was very important to him. He was also an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Dick enjoyed spending family-time when he could and his family will truly miss him.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 10, 2020 at Resurrection Cemetery with Fr. Alexander Millar officiating.

Memorials may be made to EWTN, Eternal World Television Network,

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Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

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

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Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

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