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Richard "Dick" L. Whistler

June 19, 1938 May 16, 2019
Richard "Dick" L. Whistler
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RICHARD “DICK” L. WHISTLER, 80, of Garden Plain, IL, died Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Resthave Home, in Morrison, IL, after a 2 ½ year battle with cancer.

His funeral service will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home with Ken Renkes officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Monday, May 20, 2019, at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Interment will be at Garden Plain Cemetery in rural Fulton, IL. Memorials have been established to First Reformed Church in Fulton and the American Cancer Society.

Dick was born June 19, 1938, in Morrison, IL, to Charles and Frances (Vogel) Whistler. He was a 1957 graduate of Morrison High School and attended Welding School in Cincinnati, OH. Dick married Maxine A. Sissing on June 17, 1960, in Fulton, IL. Dick first worked for Baird Tank in Clinton, IA, then at Alldritts Quarry, Brinkman and Pessman Lumber Company, and Drives, Inc. in Fulton, IL. He then started farming with his father-in-law, which became his lifelong passion. Dick was a member of First Reformed Church in Fulton and was a member of the Whiteside County Farm Bureau. He was a hard worker who dearly loved farming and working in the great outdoors. He enjoyed hunting and snow. His passion was flying through the snow on his Polaris snowmobile.

Survivors include his wife, Maxine; two daughters, Lori (Dale Belt) Neighbour of Morrison, IL, and Tammy (Ken) Laursen of Wheatland, IA; four grandchildren, Nathan and Brandon Neighbour both of East Moline, IL; Kristall Laursen of Broomfield, CO, and Lance Laursen of Wheatland, IA; one sister, Nancy (Dick) Kneip of Lees Summit, MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, William “Bill” H. Whistler; his stepfather, Edwin Meiners; one step brother, Kenneth Meiners; and one niece Angela Kneip.

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Visitation

Monday

20

May

4:00 PM 5/20/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/20/2019 7:00:00 PM
Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel

1500 10th Avenue
Fulton, IL 61252

Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel
1500 10th Avenue Fulton 61252 IL
United States

Service

Tuesday

21

May

10:30 AM 5/21/2019 10:30:00 AM
Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel

1500 10th Avenue
Fulton, IL 61252

Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel
1500 10th Avenue Fulton 61252 IL
United States
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