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Richard E. Wubben

12/9/1948 - 4/17/2018

CREVE COEUR ~ Richard E. Wubben, 69, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 4:42 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at his home. 

Born December 9, 1948 in Edina, Missouri to Charles and Eileen (Groves) Wubben, he married Diana Spelbring on August 22, 1974 in Pekin. 

Surviving are one daughter, Melissa (Tim) Schindler of Creve Coeur; one son, Daniel “Danny” (Katherine Speener) Wubben of North Pekin; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Timothy (Deb) Gammel of West Virginia; and one sister, Freda (Dave) Pantier of Hammond. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Richard had worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for thirty years, retiring as a machine repairman in 2009. 

He loved fast cars, guns and collecting history memorabilia.  He especially loved spending time with his family and was surrounded by them when he passed. 

His memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.  Pastor John Plunkett will officiate.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Following the memorial service at the funeral home, military honors will be provided by the United States Army and the Tazewell Military Rites Team. 

Memorial contributions may be given to Fresnius Kidney Care, 3300 North Main Street, East Peoria, IL 61611. 

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