Richard G. Wacker
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.