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Richard L. Van Dycke

April 25, 1926 February 13, 2019
Richard L. Van Dycke
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Obituary for Richard L. Van Dycke

Richard Louis Van Dycke, age 92, longtime resident of Antioch on Lake Marie, passed away February 13, 2019 at Captain James A. Lovell Federal Healthcare Center in North Chicago. He was born April 25, 1926 in Chicago to Elmer and Lillian (Markusch) Van Dycke. On May 20, 1950, he married the love of his life “GiGi”, Carol Weyrich at St. Edwards Church in Chicago.

Richard was a proud WWII Veteran of the U.S. Army. After his discharge from the Army he was a self-employed electrician and taught his two sons the trade.
Richard was a loving husband, father and a doting grandpa. He was an avid golfer and member of a golf league for over 50 years. He enjoyed lake life on his boat at the “Cottage” where many celebrations were held with family and friends throughout the years. Richard also loved taking long drives with his wife to many destinations but was especially passionate with visiting Lake Geneva and Galena.
Richard is survived by his wife, Carol of 68 years; three children, Richard (Ellie), Steven (Denise), Susan (Bob); grandchildren, Chris (Lilly), Tom (Amy), Scott (Hayden), Jamie (George), Laura (John), Nicole, Gregg, Kevin, Katie, Nick, Danny; great grandchildren, Luke, Nate, Zach, Jacob and Charlie.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Diane; brother, Daniel; and sister, Helen.
Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 18, 2019 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 2118 Main St., Spring Grove, IL 60081.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Gary Sinise Foundation for Veterans P.O. Box 368, Woodland Hills, CA 91365 or
For additional information, please call the funeral home at 815-675-0550.

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Funeral Mass




11:00 AM 2/18/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Peter's Church

2118 Main Street
Spring Grove, IL 60081

St. Peter's Church
2118 Main Street Spring Grove 60081 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Gary Sinise Foundation

P.O. Box 368, Woodland Hills, CA 91365

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