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Richard C. Ellis, 90, of Crest Hill, IL died at 11:18 a.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018 at Regency Care in Springfield, IL. Richard was born February 5, 1928 in Chicago, IL, the son of Orrison and Margaret (Carlson) Ellis. He married Dorla J. Nieman, who passed away February 12, 2012 after 53 years of marriage. Richard was a graduate of Hirsh High School in Chicago. He was a US Army Veteran during the Korean War. Richard worked for Sargent and Lundy Engineers his entire career. He began in the mail room, working his way up to draftsman and then project manager, designing electrical systems for nuclear power plants. Richard was a member of Community Presbyterian Church in Clarendon Hills, where he served as an Elder and Deacon. He was extremely proud of writing several songs, one which was sung in church by the children. Richard was a lifelong fan of the Chicago White Sox and enjoyed travelling the country and camping with his wife. He is survived by two children, Kenneth (Amy) Ellis and Judith (Thornton) Woerner; grandchildren, Patrick (Alyssa) Woerner, Rachel (fiancée Alex Gregory) Woerner, and Alison Woerner; brother-in-law, Thomas Nieman (Eileen); and a nephew. Cremation was accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center prior to ceremonies. Graveside Ceremony will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: Land of Lincoln Honor Flight, 57 Country Place, Springfield, IL 62703. The family of Richard C. Elis is being served by Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Apr. 10, 2018
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