Richard "Dick" Gower, 78 of Huntley died peacefully at Autumn Leaves of St. Charles.
A visitation will be held Thursday, July 10, 2014, from 3-5 pm with a Memorial Service at 5 pm 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 MacCalester 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 confectionary 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, racket ball 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 the Northwest Herald on July 6, 2014