Born Aug. 1, 1931, in Marietta, to Roy and Anna Wenzel, Dick passed away, surrounded by his loving family, at his home in Crystal Lake, Ill., on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
Dick grew up in Marietta. He was an outstanding athlete and graduated from Marietta College with a degree in Geology. He served four years in the United States Air Force before working in sales for Motorola for 27 years. Dick will be remembered for his empathetic nature with an engaging personality and quick wit. Family was very important to him; he instilled a great sense of compassion for others. His love for his immediate and extended family was felt by all who knew him. Richard had a great love for life and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his loving wife of 59 years, Nancy, he is survived by his children, Susan (Robert) Liva, Richard Jr. (Nancy), Clifford and Britt (Jerri); beloved grandchildren, Robert and Louis Liva, Ted and Abbey Wenzel, Taylor Wenzel and Jason, Kyle, Nicholas and Anna Wenzel; sister, Sophie Morris of Toledo, Ohio; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake, Ill. 60014.
In Dick's memory, donations may be made to the JourneyCare Foundation, 405 Lake Zurich Road., Barrington, Ill. 60010.
To leave the family online condolences please visit www.davenportfamily.com or call the funeral home at 815-459-3411 for information.