85 of Hiles, WI formerly of Waukegan, IL passed away June 23, 2015 in Burlington WI. Dick was born on July 12, 1929 in Laona, WI; he grew up in Hiles, WI. He served in the U.S. Army and upon discharge moved to Waukegan, IL for employment at Johnson Motors. He met Frances Urh on a blind date and they wed on July 28, 1956. He later worked for Dan Lodesky Trucking and after 25 years retired in June, 1991. Dick and Fran moved to Hiles, WI to the home they had built with the support of Family and Friends. They were married for 52 years until Frances passed on Nov. 22, 2008.
Richard is survived by his 4 children; Joni (Tom) Gruber of Antioch IL, Nancy (Ray) Boldt of Gurnee IL, Ellie (Joe) Mack of Rochester, WI and Dave (Michelle) Pfeiffer of Dover, TN. Grandchildren; Lindsey (Mark) Hermann, Kevin (Lauren) Gruber, Sam and Ben Boldt, Jesse and Jacob Mack, Moriah and Trent Pfeiffer; 2 great-grandchildren Peyton Hermann and Zoey Gruber, brother and sister-in-law Jerry (Pat) Pfeiffer of Hiles WI, Marilyn Pfeiffer of Hiles, Dora (Monte) James of Hiles, Jan Church of Milwaukee WI and brother-in-law and sister-in-law John (Loretta) Urh of Waukegan.
He was preceded in death by his wife Fran, his parents Edwin and Nina Pfeiffer and brother Robert Pfeiffer.
Arrangements were entrusted by the family to Gurnee Salata Funeral Home, 4190 Old Grand Avenue, Gurnee, Il. Graveside Service will take place on Monday July 6th 10:00am at Ascension Cemetery – Libertyville, IL. Donations can be made to: Forest County Veteran’s Service Office, 200 E. Madison Street, Crandon, WI 54520.