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Richard Cal Vandermyde

June 21, 1930 April 1, 2023
Richard Cal Vandermyde
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Richard Cal Vandermyde, 92, of Morrison, Illinois, died in the early hours of April 1, 2023.

He was born in the Sterling, Illinois hospital (now CGH) on June 21, 1930. He grew up in Prophetstown, Illinois, attending the local schools and graduating from Prophetstown High School in 1947.

He attended Central College, Pella, Iowa and graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a B.S. degree in 1951.

He attended University of Illinois Medical School in Chicago, receiving his M.D. in 1955. He interned at Swedish American Hospital, Rockford, Illinois from 1955 to 1956. He served in the United States Navy from 1956 to 1958, stationed at Camp Lejeune North Carolina. His General (or Family) Practice residency was undertaken at University of Colorado facilities in Denver and Albuquerque from 1958 to 1960.

In 1960, he joined his father, Isaac Vandermyde, in Family Practice in Morrison. Later, Dr. Richard Londo joined the practice. He retired in 1997.

He was a member of the American Medical Association, the Illinois State Medical Society and the Whiteside County Medical Society. He was on staff at Morrison Community Hospital and a past president of staff there.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Morrison, Illinois and a past Ruling Elder. He served on the Sauk Valley College Foundation Board, the Whiteside County Board of Health (past president), the Odell Library Board and the Morrison Area Community Foundation (founder and past president). He was a member of the Morrison Rotary Club since 1997 and past president.

He married Barbara Ann Nadel in 1954. He is survived by his four sons Mark (Debbie), William, Steve (Maggie) and Scott. He is also survived by six grandchildren Rachel, Cara Nicole, Raime, Lucas (Kate Sulkowski), Emily (Zach) Williamson and Garrett. Further he is survived by one great grandson Henry (Hank) Vanderholm.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, his parents Isaac and Ellamay of Morrison, his sister Maribeth (Beth) Erkonen of Coralville, Iowa and his brother Don of Chicago.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:

· Morrison Area Community Foundation

· Odell Library Foundation

· Morrison Schools Foundation

· Morrison Community Hospital Foundation

On Friday, April 14, there will a memorial gathering for a time of remembrance at the Community Room, Odell Public Library, 307 S. Madison St. from 4 to 8 p.m. On Saturday, April 15, there will be a memorial service at First Presbyterian Church, 100 E. Lincolnway at 11 a.m. with a luncheon to follow at the church.

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Memorial Visitation




4:00 PM 4/14/2023 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/14/2023 8:00:00 PM
Odell Public Library Community Room

307 S. Madison Street
Morrison, IL 61270

Odell Public Library Community Room
307 S. Madison Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States

Memorial Service




11:00 AM 4/15/2023 11:00:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church

100 East Lincolnway
Morrison, IL 61270

Luncheon to follow service at church

First Presbyterian Church
100 East Lincolnway Morrison 61270 IL
United States

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