Richard Roy Gartke

May 24, 1939 — July 16, 2022

Wilmington

Richard Roy Gartke

Age 83, of Wilmington, died on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at his residence.

Born May 24, 1939 in Chicago, a son to Raymond and Katherine (Edwards) Gartke. Richard graduated from Wilmington High School with the Class of 1957. After graduation, he worked as a carpenter and went on to serve honorably with the United Sates Army in Korea from 1958-1961. Following his military service, Richard continued to work as a carpenter and millwright for Local 174, and as a part time police officer. He worked with the Cook County Sheriff’s Department for four years and then the Wilmington Police Department for the next 27 years until his retirement in 1997. Richard was an avid hunter and enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include two children: Rochelle (Scott) Ruff of Wilmington and Richard (Jocelyn) Gartke of New Mexico; two grandchildren: Miranda Ruff and Kayla Ruff; as well as two brothers: Gene (Cindy) Gartke of Woodridge and Robert (Judy) Gartke of Arizona.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Katherine Gartke.

The family will receive friends for a visitation Saturday, July 23, 2022 at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road, in Wilmington from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 12:00 p.m., and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Wilmington.

Preferred memorials in Richard’s memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choosing.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Richard’s memorial page via social media.

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-634-2125) www.BaskervilleFuneral.com

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Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, July 23, 2022

10:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)

Baskerville Funeral Home Wilmington

700 East Kahler Road, Wilmington, IL 60481

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Funeral Service

Saturday, July 23, 2022

12:00 - 1:00pm (Central time)

Baskerville Funeral Home Wilmington

700 East Kahler Road, Wilmington, IL 60481

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Burial

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Starts at 1:30pm (Central time)

Baskerville Funeral Home Wilmington

700 East Kahler Road, Wilmington, IL 60481

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