Richard W. Wissing

Richard W. Wissing, 87, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Central DuPage Hospital surrounded by his family.

Richard was born on Oct. 27, 1925, at Swedish American Hospital in Chicago, the only child of the late Sam and Clara (nee Foss) Wissing. Dick attended Lutheran Grade School in Lombard, High School at Glenbard in Glen Ellyn, and immediately after high school graduation in 1943, he entered the U.S. Navy. He was honorably discharged April 18, 1946.

He then worked as an electrotyper at R.R. Donnelley Co. in Chicago and then in a printing company in St. Charles. He owned an A & W Restaurant for a time. He then became a realtor for Fox Real Estate in West Chicago. Being a realtor was the job he loved the most and at which he was highly successful. He was an excellent salesman.

He worshiped at Faith Lutheran Church on Kaneville Rd. in Geneva. Dick is survived by his wife of fifty years, Norma (nee Stahl); his three children, Phyl Holt, Mark (Vivian) and Rick (Sandy); four grandchildren, Rachael, Niki, Dan and Mike; six great-grandchildren; one aunt; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law, Stephen Holt.

Visitation is Thursday 3 to 8 p.m. at Williams-Woodward Funeral Home, 820 Pine St. in West Chicago (Rt. 59 & Pine Sts.). Visitation continues Friday from 10:30 a.m. until time of service 11:30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 1745 Kaneville Rd., Geneva, IL 60134. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Association for Individual Development, 309 West New Indian Trail Court, Aurora, IL 60506-2494 or Faith Lutheran Church. For funeral information, call 630-231-1300 or visit

Funeral Home

Williams-Woodward Funeral Home
820 Pine Street West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 231-1300
Published in Kane County Chronicle on Jan. 16, 2013