OBITUARY

Richard "Dick" A. White

December 31, 1930August 6, 2018
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Richard Allen “Dick” White, 87, of O’Fallon, IL, born December 31, 1930, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away Monday, August 6, 2018, in Shiloh, IL. Dick served in the United States Marine Corps and was a member of the Parish Council at Corpus Christi Catholic Church for many years. He enjoyed golf, corkball, slow-pitch softball and fishing. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. Dick married Janet Schoenherr, the love of his life for more than 70 years, on December 27, 1952, and together they had five children. He is preceded in death by his parents John E. White and Anna Marie White (nee Kahs); brothers, John R. White, Thomas White; sisters, Marion (Sister Mary Stephen) White, Ruth Cobbs, Dorothy Landgraf, Eleanor Wilson, and Virginia Clark. Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved wife Janet; children, Phyllis (Scott) Luster, Anne (Jack) Gonzales, John R. “Bob” (Lisa) White, Lisa (Joe) Farnen, and Jennifer (Mark) Andree; grandchildren, Rhys, Christy, Dustin (Melissa), Cody (Colleen), Josef, Jessica, Jacob, Jamie, Tommy, Kristin (Adam), Jeanine (Doug), Meghan (Keith), and Emily; great grandchildren, Jay, Lucia, Maddex, Addison, Palmer, and Haylee; sister, Rosemary Holten; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Memorials may be made to Masses. Additional condolences may be offered online at ValhallaGardensandFuneralHome.com. Visitation: Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, August 13, 2018, at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, 3412 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville, IL 62223. A brief prayer service will begin at 4 p.m. Funeral: Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 205 Rasp St, O'Fallon, IL 62269. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception after Mass at Corpus Christi Parish Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by Interment at Lively Grove Cemetery, 6101 St. Anthony Church Rd, Oakdale, IL 62268.

Services

  • Memorial Gathering Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Memorial Mass Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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Richard "Dick" A. White

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Scott Luster

August 14, 2018

I had the good fortune to have known Dick for over 40 years. He was my father-in-law. Over that long, you share bonding moments, controversy and a whole lot of ordinary moments. I concluded that the man was just plain made of great stuff. Quietly there, never obtrusive and supportive when I needed that. He will be missed by so many; each in our own personalized way. Semper Fi where his words to live by; talk that he also walked.

Barb Patton

August 7, 2018

Thinking and praying for your whole family. Uncle Dick will be missed. Hugs and prayers to you all and especially Aunt Janet.

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