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Richard E. Waite

December 18, 1931 — March 31, 2020

Richard E. Waite, 88 of Waterloo, Illinois passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday March 31, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Born on December 18, 1931 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, he was the son of Clarence and Nellie Waite, nee White and they precede him in death. Richard married his wife, Shirley Waite, nee Bartels on May 11, 1957 in Belleville, Illinois and she precedes him in death. Richard is also preceded in death by his sister, Pat Wildermuth, nee Waite.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughters: Janet (Larry) May, Karen (Floyd) Erb and Michelle (Leroy) Snow. His grandchildren: Jennifer May, Lindsay (Doug) Bucklew, Jaime (Nick) Doerr, Brad Erb, Brittany Snow and Brenna Snow. His great-grandchildren: Ryker Caldwell, Wyatt Bucklew, Beckett Doerr, Russell Lovingier, Demarcos Snow, Alana Partin and Esmae Partin. Richard also leaves behind many beloved friends.

Richard was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved spending time with his family and his beloved dog, Cody. He enjoyed using his tablet, playing guitar, going camping and fishing. He also loved watching westerns. Even though he was a quiet man, he was a wonderful person to know. Richard proudly served our nation in the United States Army and was a member of IBEW union and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo, Illinois.

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