Richard L. Sleyster, Sr., 75 years old of Kenosha, WI, passed away Saturday July 10, 2021, surrounded by the love of his family. Dick was born January 1, 1946, in Evanston, IL, the son of the late Richard Q. and Katherine M. Sleyster. Since the age of 8, he was raised in Russell, IL, by his late uncle and aunt, Raymon and Helen Birky along with his cousins, Bob (Rosanna) Birky and Betty (Loren) Streid who survive him. Dick attended Zion-Benton High School, Class of 1963. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in December of 1965, proudly served his country and was honorably discharged in December of 1967. Dick married Janet (nee Balmes) on July 11, 1970. They were blessed with three sons, Richard, Jr.; David (Jennifer) and granddaughter, Kayleigh; Darin (Kristina) and grandson, Breccan. Dick worked as a journeyman electrician for thirty years with IBEW Local 150. In his retirement, Dick restored antique scooters and wagons but his favorite pastime was riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Memorial Services will be held 12 Noon Saturday August 7, 2021, at the Strang Funeral Home of Antioch, 1055 Main St. (Route 83), Antioch, IL 60002, with visitation beginning at 9 AM. Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Antioch, IL. Donations to the Wounded Warrior Project
, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516 or Toys for Tots, 3034 W. Foster Ave., Chicago, IL 60625, are appreciated in Dick's memory. . Please sign the online guest book for Richard at www.strangfh.com
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Published by Daily Herald on Jul. 18, 2021.