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Richard Pond August 7, 1944 - May 30, 2010 TROY, Ill.- Richard Charles "Chuck" Pond, 65, of Troy and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at his residence surrounded by his family, ending his 8 month battle against lung cancer. He was born August 6, 1944 in McMinnville, Oregon, a son of the late George S. and Minnie (Kraemer) Pond. He married Cheryl Sue (Jung) Pond on September 7, 1968 at Concordia Lutheran Church in Granite City and she survives. He retired in 1999 from Shell Oil Refinery in Wood River after over 30 years of dedicated service as a truck driver. The United States Navy veteran proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Troy and was an avid outdoorsman. Chuck enjoyed his days of hunting, fishing, hiking, bowling and the special travels all over the world with Cheryl. In addition to his beloved wife of 41 years, he is survived by his two daughters and sons-in-law, Heather and Todd Kenison of Troy and Amanda and Jason Frierdich of Millstadt; four grandchildren, Jack and Natalie Kenison and Samuel and Clara Frierdich; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Joan Pond of Oregon, George D. and Nita Pond of Oregon, Billy Pond of Oregon and Vincent Kraemer of Oregon; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen Clark of Washington, Jean and Ira Hill of Oregon, Judy and Wayne Karas of North Carolina; brother-in-law, Buddy Roberts of Oregon; numerous nieces; nephews; other extended loving family and the best friends in the world. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Kathy Roberts and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, LeRoy and Josephine (Lambeth) Jung. In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Visitation will continue at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 106 North Border Street in Troy on Thursday, June 3, 2010 from 9 a.m. until time of funeral service at 10 a.m. with Reverend Mitchel Schuessler officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials may be made to the or to St. Jude's Children's Hospital and may be accepted at the funeral home.

Published in StatesmanJournal on June 2, 2010
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