Richard H. Compere, age 82, a resident of North Land O'Lakes, died on Monday April 12, 2021 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander, WI after a 12-year battle with Parkinson's Disease with Lewy Bodies. He was born in Highland Park, IL on November 19, 1938 to Thomas and Elise Compere. Richard graduated from Highland Park High School where he played football. He the attended Lawrence College in Appleton where he also played football. Richard graduated from Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL and also graduated from Northwestern University Law School with high honors and Order of the Coif. He married his wife Ellen on August 19, 1962 in Highland Park, IL. He practiced Antitrust Law at Sidley & Austin in Chicago and then Trademark Law at Brinks, Gilson and Lione. Richard was very athletic. He enjoyed playing football, running 3 miles before work, racquetball, sailboat racing on Lake Michigan, biking 100 mile days, downhill and cross country skiing. He also liked carpentry, his tractor and walking in the woods. Richard is survived by his wife: Ellen of almost 60 years and married in Highland Park; sons: Ron Compere of Highland Park, IL, Henry (Angela) Compere of Crystal Lake, IL; sister: Mary Collins of Santa Rosa Valley, CA; grandchildren: Nate, Devin, Brooke. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother: Thomas. A visitation will be held on Sunday, April 18, 2021 11:00 am until time of Memorial Service 12:00 pm (noon) at Kelley and Spalding Funeral Home, 1787 Deerfield Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035. In lieu of flowers memorials to Ascension St. Mary's Palliative Care, 2251 North Shore Drive, Rhinelander, WI 54501 would be appreciated by the family. For information, please contact Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home, 847-831-4260 or www.kelleyspaldingfuneralhome.com
Published by Chicago Tribune on Apr. 16, 2021.