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Obituaries

Richard L. ‘Dick’ LeRette

Richard L. "Dick" LeRette
Richard L. "Dick" LeRette

FRANKLIN GROVE – Richard L. “Dick” LeRette, 79, of Nachusa, passed away at 7:25 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at Franklin Grove Living and Rehabilitation Center. He was a retired maintenance worker.

He was born April 7, 1934, in Hancock, Iowa, to David and Thelma (Kissel) LeRette. He married the former Lorraine Lourdeau on Sept. 21, 1957, in Dixon. She survives. He had been a member of Dixon Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 779, and the U.S. Bowling Conference.

He also is survived by his children, Gregory and Jeffrey of Dixon, David (Melody) of Maryville, Tenn., and Nate (Ann) and Michele, both of Dixon; four grandchildren, Ashlee and Remington LeRette and Michaela and Melissa Bates; two great-grandchildren, Aubrieann and Kaleb; two brothers, Louis (Dorothy) LeRette of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Ike (Helen) Crabtree of Loves Park; and a sister, JoElla (Jim) Gerdes of Rockford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Gerald LeRette.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial visitation will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and a memorial service at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Dixon, with the Rev. Frank Langhoff, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Dixon, officiating. Interment will be at a later date at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon.

Visit www.chapelhilldixon.com to send condolences.

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