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Richard Farcus

March 19, 1928 — March 22, 2021

Richard Farcus

Richard J. Farcus

Age 93 of Coal City, passed away Monday, March 22, 2021 at his home.

Born March 19, 1928 in Joliet, Illinois, Richard Joseph was a son of Michael and Victoria (Piekarz) Farcus. He attended St. Thaddeus Catholic School in Joliet and went on to graduate from Joliet Township High School. Richard was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and honorably served stateside.

On April 28, 1956, Richard married Amy Martha Brunner in St. Thaddeus Catholic Church in Joliet and together they made their home and raised their family. He worked as a machinist, and retired from US Steel after 28 years of service. He was a faithful member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church in Coal City and belonged to the Area #1 Club.

Richard was one who loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a diehard football fan, and when he wasn’t cheering on the Chicago Bears would default to the Green Bay Packers or the Minnesota Vikings. Richard was a great artist, enjoyed drawing, and cherished spending time with his grandsons.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Amy; one son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Cindy Farcus of Coal City; three grandsons: Adam Farcus of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Matthew (Jenna) Farcus of Wilmington and Benjamin Farcus of Coal City; two great grandchildren: Athena Elizabeth Farcus and Everett Alan Farcus; two sisters: Patricia (the late Richard) Sandretto and Helen Farcus, both of Joliet; one brother, Raymond (Cheryl) Farcus of Mazon, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters: Lucille (Calvin) Lee and Louise (Leonard) Frieh; two brothers-in-law, Roy Brunner and John (Eleanor) Brunner, and one sister-in-law, Alice Dinger.

The family will receive friends for a COVID observant walk through visitation on Saturday, March 27, 2021 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway (one block north of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City. Funeral services will follow in St. Rose Catholic Church, 604 South Kankakee Street in Wilmington at 1:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Reverend Sebastian Gargol presiding and Deacon Jay Plese assisting.

Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Wilmington with military honors. Pallbearers will be: Adam Farcus, Matt Farcus, Ben Farcus, Eric Butz, Kenny Piehl and Nick Honiotes, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Raymond Farcus, Mike Lee and Dennis Lenzie.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Richard’s memory to Assumption Catholic Church Building Fund, 195 S. Kankakee Street, Coal City, IL 60416

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Richard’s memorial page online through social media by logging onto:

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City. ( 815-634-2125 )

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