Richard John Altgilbers Sr.

Richard John Altgilbers Sr., 85, of 1242 Vermont, died Thursday (Aug. 1, 2013) in Blessing Hospital.

He was born March 31, 1928, in Quincy, a son of Myron J. and Catherine (Williams) Altgilbers. He first married Elizabeth Joann Wear. He later married Leona Hively Dopheide on Nov. 26, 1988. She survives.

Richard worked as a tool and die maker at Packaging Corporation and then Titan Wheel until his retirement on July 14, 1995. He proudly served in the United States Army during World War II and thoroughly enjoyed being part of a Great River Honor Flight.

He enjoyed playing bingo, woodworking crafts and going to the casino. He was a member of the Eagles Club, VFW and North Side Boat Club.

In addition to his wife, Leona, he is survived by three sons by his previous wife, Rocky Altgilbers and his wife, Tracey, Rodney Altgilbers and his wife, Sheila, and Richard Altgilbers Jr.; a stepson, Robert Burgtorf, and his wife, Cheryl; three stepdaughters, Carol Lindsey and her husband, Tim, Sharon Cheney and her companion, Phil Conner, and Kim Winking and her companion, Jim Cunningham; four sisters, Shirley Thornton, Millie Bock, Barb Harsell and Starley Plantage and her husband, Art; a very special family friend, Barb Yuchs; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Kevin Altgilbers; a stepdaughter, Janet Jackson; four sisters, Rosemary Kost, Vera Maloney, Wilma Gray and Katie Connors; and three brothers, Romey, Myron and Don Altgilbers.

SERVICES: 10 a.m. Monday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Interment will be in Sunset Cemetery with military rites conducted at the cemetery.

VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

MEMORIALS: Blessing Foundation for Hospice, , or the Great River Honor Flight.

ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.


Funeral Home

Duker & Haugh Funeral Home
823 Broadway Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-1011

Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Aug. 4 to Aug. 6, 2013