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Richard G. Wacker

Published January 03,2017

Obituary's Biography:

Richard G. Wacker, age 73, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016 at his home. He was born in Chicago at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital on April 11, 1943 to Paul and Josephine (nee Bruel) Wacker. He was a member of Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church in Grayslake and the IAMAW—International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. He worked as a maintenance mechanic at the Kitchens of Sara Lee.  Richard is survived by his wife, Reva Ann, whom he married on June 12, 1965; his children, Deborah (Elliot), Richard (Kristin), grandchildren, Madison, Jake, Finn, Evy, Ilsa, Reece, Hagen and Chloe.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Paul and Don, two sisters, Betty and Roberta, and a grandson, Ryder. Friends of the family may visit from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  The funeral service is scheduled for Friday, January 6, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral chapel.  Interment will follow at Avon Centre Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Northern Illinois Food Bank, 273 Dearborn Ct., Geneva, IL 60134 (solvehungertoday.org).  Please include a note saying “given in memory of Richard Wacker.”   For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.


10 replies on “Richard G. Wacker”

  1. Reva my deepest sympathy for you and your family for the loss of your loved one (Rich)and hope the memories you have of the 51-1/2 years you had together be in your heart forever, Rhonda Crosby

    1. Thanks Rhonda. All of your kindnesses, prayers & condolences are felt by Debbie, Richie & me. xo Reva

  2. Reva, i’m so sorry to hear that your husband passed; please find comfort in Jesus’ promises and thoughts and prayers we offer…

    1. Thank you Georgia. It has been tough at times but the prayers everyone is sending our ways has definitely made this loss easier to bare. xo Reva

  3. Thank you all for your kind words. We’re taking life day by day. That’s what Rich would want us to do. Love, Reva…..Debbie/Elliot…….Richie/Kristin & our 8 grandchildren. God’s peace to all. Love, Reva

  4. Deepest sympathies to the family. I had the pleasure of knowing Richard well over the past few years. As I was his hair stylist. He was a joyous and extremely kind man. He lit up the room every time when he came to our shop. He will be missed ever so dearly! My prayers are with his wife and family. Rest In Peace my friend

  5. My sincere sympathy to you, Mrs. Wacker, and your family. I always enjoyed seeing your husband over the years when he came into our sleep center. We developed a bond when we worked together (tirelessly) to get insurance approval to receive supplies. As frustrating as the process was, he always showed his sense of humor & thanked me for my efforts. He will be missed!

  6. Chrystina, so nice of you to post acknowledging our loss of sweet Rich. He definitely enjoyed coming to see you. He was so happy with his haircuts. As his family we knew what a terrific guy he was but we didn’t know others did. We’re learning this everyday. Rich is with the angels now & I’m sure he’s talking off their ears. Just like on earth…….who lost a good guy. Heaven has gained a real good guy. xo Reva Wacker, our daughter Debbie & our son Richard.

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