Richard K. Wiltjer, Sr., age 87, US Army Korean War Veteran. Beloved husband for 64 years to Marilyn J. Wiltjer, nee Greenfield. Loving father of Brenda (John) Van Tholen, Barb (Dan) Vree, Rick (Debbie), and Beth (Doug) Blink.
Cherished grandfather of Stefanie (Joe) Nicastro, Leslie (Brad) Visser, Kim (Justin) Keith, Laurie Wiltjer, Julie (Bryan) Church, Matt Wiltjer, Katie Vree, Allison (Jeremy) Jabaay, Zack (Alisha) Blink, Nick (Hannah) Blink and Mallory Blink.
Dearest great-grandfather of nine.
Dear brother of Bettie (late Robert) Triezenberg, Jim (late Nancy) Wiltjer and the late Robert (Theresa) Wiltjer. Fond brother-in-law of Don (Joyce) Greenfield. Much loved uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Retired Heavy Equipment Operator with 50 years of service at Wigboldy Excavating and a member of Union Local 150.
Due to the unfortunate circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and for the safety of the family and community, a private family funeral service and burial will be held. A live-stream of the private funeral service will be available. Please email Colonial Chapel at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a link to view the service online.
Also, a Memorial Service to celebrate Rich's life will be held at a later date.
Memorials to Southwest Chicago Christian School Foundation, 12001 S. Oak Park Ave., Palos Heights, IL 60463 are appreciated.
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