OBITUARY

Richard "Dick" H. Wetherill

May 7, 1937April 24, 2021

Richard “Dick” H. Wetherill, 83, of Peoria passed away at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born on May 7, 1937 in Philadelphia, PA to Edward Howard and Marion Martha (Nester) Wetherill.

He married Sally Lynne Schuller on March 21, 1970 in Bartonville. They were married for 38 years until her death on April 16, 2008 in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jean M. Blood; mother in law, Geraldine M. Schuller; and father in law, Wilbur G. Schuller.

Dick is survived by his two sons, Grant H. (Jo) Wetherill of Peoria and Bret R. (Lynda M.) Wetherill of Edwards; and four grandchildren, Ashley L., Ryan R., Brooke L., and Mitchell G. Wetherill.

Dick graduated from Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, GA and Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and was stationed in Sinop, Turkey and Northern California in the Army Security Agency. Dick retired from Caterpillar after 33 years where he was a Research Development Engineer in Manufacturing.

Dick enjoyed traveling extensively throughout the world, he visited 49 states and 20 different countries and lived in many places including Philadelphia, Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela, Perry, AR and Peoria. Family vacations were spent driving across the country. He loved model railroading, coin/stamp collecting, constructing his Lego City with his grandkids but most of all he loved to spend time with his family. He was always there to help with anything family or friends needed.

Private family services will be held.

Entombment with military honors will be at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.

Memorial contributions may be made to Illinois CancerCare.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.woolsey-wilton.com

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Greg Shaheen

April 29, 2021

Dear Grant, Bret and Families,
We were saddened to hear of Dick's passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy. He was a very kind man! Dick and Sally became our children's surrogate grandparents! Judy and I could not have asked for better neighbors! We are thinking of all of you as Dick's remarkable life is remembered. He will be missed. Our family is keeping your family in our prayers. Wishing all of you strength and peace during this time.
Our warmest condolences,
Greg and Judy Shaheen and Family

Mike and Claudia Bima

April 29, 2021

Our Prayers are with Dick and his Family.
We were long time neighbors in Lynnhurst.
Always enjoyed talking with Dick about Caterpillar and other neighborhood projects. You could always count on him to have an opinion.

Paulette Holler

April 26, 2021

I worked in Manufacturing Development from 1974-76, and had often commented to my husband that my fellow employees were true gentlemen. I recall Dick as one of the kind-hearted, good-natured people who loved to discuss his travels. Our condolences to your family. Phil & Paulette Holler, Sun City Grand, AZ

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