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David Rich

August 21, 1941 — July 5, 2017

David Rich

DAVID RICH, 75, of Urbana, IL passed away at 7:10 A.M. on Wednesday, July 05, 2017 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, July 10, 2017 at the Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola, IL.  Rev. Grant Wade will officiate.  Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery.  Masonic Rites conducted by the Arcola Lodge will be held at 5:30 P.M. on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at the Edwards Funeral Home.   Visitation will be held from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at the funeral home.

Dave was born on August 21, 1941 in Mattoon, IL.  He was a son of Leonard C. and Marie (Clevenger) Rich.  He married Doris Ghere on December 22, 2007 in Sullivan, IL.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Rich of Urbana, IL, his daughter, Paula Wilde and her husband Tom of Watertown, SD, step-daughter, Tricia Sheer of Omaha, NE, step-son, Carl “CR” Stephens of Urbana, IL, two grandchildren, Will and Nicole Wilde of Watertown, SD, three step-grandchildren, Gentry, Dakota and Rachel Sheer all of Iowa, one sister, Joy Weller and her husband Norman of Houston, TX, and a sister-in-law, Cheri Rich of Sullivan, IL.

His parents, two brothers, Bill Rich and Francis Rich and a step-son-in-law, Mike Sheer preceded him in death.

Dave was a Veteran of the Army National Guard.

He retired from H&W Motor Works in Dubuque, IA after several years of service.  Most recently Dave had driven the Courtesy Van for Sullivan Park Hill in Champaign, IL.

Dave was a member of the Flat Rock Masonic Lodge 348 A.F and A.M., the AINAD Shriners of Southern Illinois, the Urbana American Legion, and the Corvette Club of Illinois.

Dave enjoyed going to car shows where he won several awards with his Corvette.  He also enjoyed working in his yard.  He was known to many as “Pooh” and even had “O Pooh” on his license plate.

His greatest joy was spending time with family and friends.

Memorials may be made to BETHS Place in Tuscola, IL.

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