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Richard "Dick" Brittin

November 14, 1931March 30, 2021
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Richard “Dick” Brittin, 89, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at Villas of HollyBrook.

He was born on Nov. 14, 1931 in Cantrall, IL, the son of the late John H. and Mae (Smock) Brittin. He married Norma Jean Speck on July 19, 1952 in Springfield and she preceded him in death on April 7, 2008.

Dick served in the U.S. Army. He worked as an engineer for CIPS for 30 years, retiring in 1993. He was a member of West Side Christian Church in Springfield. He was a former member of the Springfield Motorboat Club, was a lifetime Chicago Cub fan and Fighting Illini fan, and he loved traveling and fishing with his family and friends.

Dick is survived by his 2 daughters, Marsha (fiancé Frank Selvaggio) Shomidie of Springfield, and Cindy (husband Steve) Winchcombe of Dallas, TX; a grandson Nicholas Shomidie; a granddaughter Andrea (husband Jeff) Saeger; a great-granddaughter Kaylee Shomidie; 2 great-grandsons, Ethan Saeger and Carter Saeger; his brother Charles Brittin; and his special friend Sandy Grant.

Besides his parents and his wife Norma, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 6 sisters.

Services are under the direction of Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 S. Koke Mill Rd., Springfield, where visitation will be held on Saturday, April 3, 2021 from 10 am until time of the funeral service at 11 am. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home with Cindy Lash officiating. Burial will follow at Brittin Cemetery in Cantrall, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association.

Please visit the online obituary at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.

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Jim Coy

April 3, 2021

Marsha,
Jill and I are saddened to hear of your father's passing. Dick and I shared some laughs and conversations together while we were both in cardiac rehab 6 a.m. class. I really liked your dad, and I thank him for producing a terrific daughter who was so helpful to me for several years as we worked together. I'll never forget all that you have done, and hopefully I can do something for you now in your time of loss. Please let me know if I can be of any help. -Jim

Bill Ruschmeyer

April 2, 2021

I had the pleasure and honor of taking care of Dick at Hollybrook. I will miss him and our talks about the Cubs and the Illini. My sympathy goes out to Marsha and his family. Dick was such a kindred soul. Cherish the time and memories that all of you had with him. He will be missed.
Bill Ruschmeyer

Pamela Blakeman

April 1, 2021

Marsha and Cindy,

I was so very sorry to hear about Uncle Dick. You know he was one of my favorite uncles, right? I've really missed looking for him Sunday mornings at church to give him a hug. My deepest sympathy to you and your families. There's something extra special about being a "daddy's girl" and I know you will miss him.

Rose Davis

March 31, 2021

I was Dick’s secretary at CIPS for several years. He was a wonderful boss and a wonderful man. My husband, Pat, and I got to know Norma and their daughters very well. They were very good to us and are a wonderful family. We have fond memories of parties in their home.
We are out of town and unable to attend services for Dick but extend our sympathy to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sincerely, Rose and Pat Davis

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Biography

Richard “Dick” Brittin, 89, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at Villas of HollyBrook.

He was born on Nov. 14, 1931 in Cantrall, IL, the son of the late John H. and Mae (Smock) Brittin. He married Norma Jean Speck on July 19, 1952 in Springfield and she preceded him in death on April 7, 2008.

Dick served in the U.S. Army. He worked as an engineer for CIPS for 30 years, retiring in 1993. He was a member of West Side Christian Church in Springfield. He was a former member of the Springfield Motorboat Club, was a lifetime Chicago Cub fan and Fighting Illini fan, and he loved traveling and fishing with his family and friends.

Dick is survived by his 2 daughters, Marsha (fiancé Frank Selvaggio) Shomidie of Springfield, and Cindy (husband Steve) Winchcombe of Dallas, TX; a grandson Nicholas Shomidie; a granddaughter Andrea (husband Jeff) Saeger; a great-granddaughter Kaylee Shomidie; 2 great-grandsons, Ethan Saeger and Carter Saeger; his brother Charles Brittin; and his special friend Sandy Grant.

Besides his parents and his wife Norma, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 6 sisters.

Services are under the direction of Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 S. Koke Mill Rd., Springfield, where visitation will be held on Saturday, April 3, 2021 from 10 am until time of the funeral service at 11 am. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home with Cindy Lash officiating. Burial will follow at Brittin Cemetery in Cantrall, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association.

Please visit the online obituary at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.