Richard A. “Dick” Wieties, Sr.

Richard A. “Dick” Wieties, Sr., 83, of Springfield, died on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at his daughter’s home surrounded by his family. He was born May 17, 1937, in Springfield, to Jefferson and Gladys Hahn Wieties. He married Wilma Anna Krimmel on June 11, 1961 and she preceded him in death December 3, 2005.

Richard was also preceded in death by his parents, and four brothers, Lester, Robert, Glenn, and William Wieties.

Survivors include one daughter, Bonnie (Stephan) Draughan of Springfield; two sons, Richard A. (Tammy) Wieties, Jr. of Paris, and Christopher (Marcy) Wieties of Racine, WI; four grandchildren, Casey (Micheal) Sheahan, Curtis Draughan, Michaela Wieties, and Elizabeth Wieties; two great-grandchildren, Scarlett and Ruby Sheahan; one sister, Gladys Etter of Pekin; two brothers, Donald (Myrna) Wieties of Carlinville and Jim Wieties of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.

Richard belonged to and was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. He was on the church council, was head usher, served as a communion assistant, and was a member of Group Loyal. He was an avid golfer and played in Stewart Warner John W. Hobbs Corporation Golf League. He coached Khoury League Baseball and was a chaperone of Luther League.

Richard grew up in Divernon and lived in Springfield during his adult life. He retired after forty years of service as a model maker at Stewart Warner John W. Hobbs. Richard was a United States Army veteran, serving from 1957 – 1959 and served in the Army Reserves from 1959 – 1963.

Memorial Gathering: 4 – 7 pm, Monday, February 15, 2021 at St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Memorial Service: 10:30 am, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Greg Busboom and Pastor Pam Mitcham officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.

Live Stream available at 10:30 am, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 on St. John’s Lutheran Church YouTube Channel. The link will also be available on Richard’s obituary page at

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church or Memorial Home Hospice.

CDC Protocol shall be followed.

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