Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory

Richard Sidell, Sr.

2/11/1929 - 3/25/2018

PEKIN ~ Richard Sidell, Sr., 89, of Pekin, passed away at 1:50 a.m. Sunday, March 25, 2018 at UnityPoint Health~Pekin. 
 
Born February 11, 1929 in Pekin to Charles and Flora Mae (Cohenour) Sidell, he married Shirley A. Moon on May 11, 1949 in Washington, D.C.  She was the light of his life and they shared nearly seventy years of marriage together.  She preceded him in death on January 13, 2018 in Pekin.  He also was preceded in death by his son, Richard Sidell, Jr.; his grandson, Richard David “Dickie” Cisneros; eight brothers and one sister.
 
Surviving are two daughters, Susan Allcock and Nancy Cisneros, both of Pekin; one son, David Lee (Cindy) Sidell of Pekin; one daughter-in-law, Karen Sidell; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
 
Richard had worked as a feed house operator for Corn Products, retiring in 1991 after fifty years of service.
 
He was a true outdoorsman and loved to trap, fish and hunt, especially with his son, David.  He was one of a kind and will be truly missed.
 
He had served in the United States Army as an aerial photographer.
 
Private services will be at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Private burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.
 
Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at 530 NE Glen Oak Ave. Peoria, IL 61614.

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