Age 45 of Morris, Illinois and formerly of Wilmington, Illinois, died Thursday, January 20, 2022 at Morris Hospital, following an extended battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
Born October 9, 1976 in Joliet, Illinois, Frederick Reed is a son of Barbara Jeanette Richmond (nee Cantrell) of Morris and Frederick Reed Richmond, Sr. of Inverness, Florida. He was raised in Wilmington and graduated from Wilmington High School with the Class of 1994. Fred began his employment with R.R. Donnelly and continued on through their merger with LRI Logistics in Romeoville.
Fred loved basketball and took pleasure in Magic the Gathering Game, which he was a great collector. His greatest hobby and accomplishment was his daughter Alexis, and he cherished spending time with her, as well as family.
Survivors include both of his parents; wife, Donna (nee DeBoard); daughter Alexis; step-daughter, Becca Rathbun; four sisters: Christina Smith of Marseilles, Cynthia (Bret) Barr of Rinard, Angela Sartore of Coal City and Clorisa Lynn (Jon) Yeakle of Edwardsville; nieces: Jessica Kinser, Amanda Harrison, Hailey Yeakle and Aimee Barr; nephews: Mark (Stephanie) Salliez, Jason (Alicia) Kinser, Kyle Kinser, Jarrod Richmond and Nathan Yeakle; great nieces: Danielle Kinser, Aubree Kinser, Izabella Salliez, Zoe Harrison and Elisa Harrison, and great nephews: Cameron Harrison, Brendan Harrison, Michael Kinser, Christian Salliez, Austin Salliez and James Lee, as well as numerous aunts and uncles.
Fred was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: George Cameron and Henrietta (Haines) Cantrell; paternal grandparents: Bert Richmond and Pearl Brown; one sister, Carlena Richmond and his niece, Gayle Marie Kimmel.
The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington on Friday, January 28, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. until the time of Memorial Service, 5:00 p.m.
Those wishing to participate in the services virtually are welcome to join the live-stream or view on-demand after the conclusion of the services by following the link on the memorial page. FRED RICHMOND MEMORIAL SERVICE
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Fred’s memory to his family for their distribution.
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Fred’s memorial page online through social media.
Cremation services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)