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Huntley, IL 60142
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1936 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
HUNTLEY - Richard "Dick" Gower, 78, died peacefully at Autumn Leaves of St. Charles. A visitation will be held Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 3-5pm with a Memorial Service at 5pm all at DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral Home, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the or Autumn Leaves of St. Charles. Dick was born March 11, 1936 in Stillwater, MN. He graduated from Stillwater High School in 1954 and attended Macalester College and graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Minnesota. From 1958-1964 he served in the US Army Reserves. In March of 1961 he married Mary Ann Serlet. Dick's 35 year career in sales and marketing started with Pillsbury Co. and continued on in St. Louis and Chicago with the Sunmark Co. He was a leading marketer of confectionery products. He served as a Church officer and Trustee at Itasca Presbyterian Church. He was a devoted Lion's Club member and officer in both Algonquin and Huntley. He enjoyed golfing, biking, hiking, volleyball, racketball and table games. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann, his four daughters; Nancy (Scott) Skie, Lori (Doug) Lilly, Julie Gower and Becky (Rick) Hynes. By his seven grandchildren, Amanda and Eric Skie, Kayla, Leah and Noah Freemon, Daniel and Jeremy Hynes and also by his sister, Mary Dougherty. For further information, please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or on line condolences may be directed to www.defiorejorgensen.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on July 6, 2014
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