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Richard J. Rardin

October 7, 1926 ~ October 26, 2020 (age 94)


Richard J. Rardin, age 94, of Lombard passed away October 26, 2020.

A Private Family Gathering will be held on Friday from 10 – 11:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard, thence to First United Methodist Church for a 12 Noon Private Family Service. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery.

Richard was the beloved husband of Shirley nee Kajer; loving father of the late Kathy (Jack) Baker of Lombard, Karen (Mike) Legler of Hanover Park, Rick (Sheryl) of Texas, and Larry (Lauren) of Colorado; cherished grandfather of 13; great-grandfather of 33; and dear brother of Maurice “Butch” (Miriam) Crusing. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Rardin and Elizabeth Lippner Crusing, his brothers, Arthur, Albert, and sister, Shirley Jansen; and his step-father Morrie Crusing.

Richard was a resident of Lombard for 69 years in the home he built. He was married for 73 years. He was an active parishioner of First United Methodist Church where he was an usher and a member of the Men’s Club.

Richard used his artistic talent to create and produce cardboard displays for advertising many products.

Richard enjoyed traveling and loved his family.

Memorials to First United Methodist Church, 155 S. Main St, Lombard, IL 60148, are appreciated.

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Private Funeral Service

First United Methodist Church
155 S. Main Street
Lombard, IL 60148

Interment following funeral service
October 30, 2020

Chapel Hill Gardens West
17W201 Roosevelt Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Private Family Visitation

Brust Funeral Home
135 S. Main St.
Lombard, IL 60148


First United Methodist Church
155 S. Main Street, Lombard IL 60148
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