Judi Rickard

March 7, 1943February 22, 2018

Judi Rickard, 74, of Orlando, Florida, formerly of East Peoria, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2018 in Orlando. She was born March 7, 1943 in Peoria, Illinois to Herman W. and Martha E. (Leppin) Lucht. She married Pete Rickard on February 26, 1977 in Peoria and he preceded her in death May 28, 2005. Surviving are her significant other, Thomas Osborne of Orlando; her daughter, Kimberly (Dale Harris) Surber of Washington; her step-son, Pete (Lori) Rickard of Austin, Texas; her brother, James (Joy) Lucht of Lee’s Summit, Missouri. She was a software consultant for IBM for 28 years, retiring in 1997. She was a member of the East Peoria Boat Club. A volunteer for many years for the East Peoria Festival of Lights, she and her husband were six-time winners of the festival’s home decoration contest. Services will be at 6:00 pm Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria with visitation two hours prior to the service. Entombment at Parkview Chapel of Peace Mausoleum will be private. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


  • Visitation Thursday, March 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 1, 2018

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Angela Blair

February 28, 2018

Norman and I enjoyed our time with her and Tom. We had so many laughs together. She was always a pleasure to see and talk to. We are so so so sorry for your loss. She will be missed by Norman and I

Richard/Sue Mottor

February 26, 2018

Kimberly: We were so sorry to hear about your Mom's death. We had lost track after she moved to Florida. We have many good memories of her and your family. She was a great person and enjoyed having a good time and laughter. I'm sure you will miss her, but hopefully the many great memories you have will keep her close to your heart. Remember us to Jim and the rest of your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.