Richard Curtis Wachter, 67, of Naperville, IL. passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 in Oronoco, MN.
Richard was born on November 8, 1949 in Decatur, IL.to Eugene and Norma (Thompson) Wachter. He attended Warrensburg-Latham High School near Decatur and also Southern Illinois University. Richard served in the United States Army for six years. On March 22, 1969, he married Donna Gulso in Mount Pulaski, IL. He was presently employed at AMS Mechanical. Most important to Rick was serving the Lord and honoring Christ. He loved his family dearly and enjoyed spending great times with his grandkids making up stories and playing jokes. Rick served others all around him in many ways but one of his favorite was with his famous cinnamon rolls.
He is survived by his wife, Donna of Naperville, IL; daughter Lisa (Lee) Kuhn of Naperville, IL; son Richard Aaron (Jennifer) Wachter of Naperville, IL; daughter Lori (Tony) Neu of Oronoco, MN.; brother Michael (Donna) Wachter of Springfield, IL; and 7 grandchildren, Audrey Elizabeth, Charlotte Jean, Jack Joseph, Jacob Samuel, Anna Paige, Joshua Richard, and Sophia Grace. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held at 5:00 p.m on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Oak Brook Community Church 3100 Midwest Road Oak Brook, IL 60523. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Oak Brook Community Church.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to National Community Church 205 F Street NE Washington, DC 20002
Arrangements are made with Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes 5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, MN 55901. To share a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
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What an incredible, kind, loyal, generous, and faithful man. He definitely made the world a better place! We'll never forget him showing up with hot cinnamon rolls to our house every Christmas :) And then he made a special trip over after our Dad passed away - just to show us we were thought of. We will miss him. Praying for your family that the peace of God which rested in your husband/Dad will now rest with you in this time. All our love, Joel Schmidgall (and family)
Our hearts break with the Wachter family knowing what a hole Rick's passing will leave. We met Rick 13 years ago when our son Tony asked his daughter Lori to marry him. Rick's love for his wife and children were so evident. Also his love for the Lord. What an answer to our prayers that our son would have a father-in-law he could trust to give wise counsel. Rick was a living example of what it meant to be an amazing husband, father and grandfather. We were so delighted to share grandchildren with him.
Our pastor always says "we can only imagine what he is seeing now." May it be easier for Donna and their family to remember the good times very very soon. Marian
Oh, I am so very sorry to hear this sad news! I used to attend church with Rick years ago during childhood, and then he married one of my classmates from Mt. Pulaski High School. Sandy, my heart goes out to you and your children and family. You will most certainly be in our prayers! Delores (Rager) Kingsley
We were deeply saddened to hear of Rick's. passing. He was a great friend, and I will always cherish the many wonderful evenings and discussions we had with each other. He will be deeply missed.
So sorry to hear of Rick's passing. I worked with him for many years at Meade. He hired me and was my immediate supervisor during that time. He was extremely supportive and always "had my back". I'll remember him fondly.
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