Deacon Richard Willer
- September 14, 2021
Deacon Richard M. Willer passed away peacefully on September 14, 2021. Beloved husband of Mary, nee Krueger, for almost 62 years. Loving father of Christine (Mark) Hofmann, Charlene (Dave) Gauer, Carol (John) Nash and Colleen (Steve) Lee. Doting grandpa of Nick (Kristin), Kyle (Francesca), Dustin (Tricia), John, Corey, Brandon, Sawyer, McKenzie (Caleb), Madison and Maisie. Proud great-grandpa of 11. Cherished brother of Barbara (the late Louis) Castronovo. Dear life-long friend of Tom Sharpata. Richard was ordained as a Deacon in April of 1997 and spent many wonderful years serving the St. Thomas of Villanova community. He was also a veteran of the United States Army and he will be deeply missed by many family and friends in the community. A visitation will be held on Friday, September 17th at 9am at St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic Church,1201 E Anderson Dr, Palatine, IL 60074, until the time of Mass at 10am. Interment St. Michael Catholic Cemetery. Memorial donations in Richard’s name can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.