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Richard Vanderhoff

June 30, 1947 — January 5, 2022

Richard Vanderhoff

Richard L. Vanderhoff

Age 74 of Coal City passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, after a valiant medical battle.

Born June 30, 1947 in Joliet, Richard Lee was a son of Arnold Vanderhoff and Norine Gollick. He was raised in Shorewood by his mother and stepfather, Andy Gollick, and graduated from Joliet West High School. On November 20, 1979 Richard married Barbara Jean Boresi in Joliet, and would move to Coal City where they would raise their family.

He was a crane operator, working for Mobil Chemical Company for nine years and then Citgo Refinery for the next 30 years, until he retired. Richard was a member of the Coal City Area Club where he loved to spend his time fishing and enjoying wildlife and nature. He liked playing chess and the guitar, and was an avid reader of non fiction novels and biographies, especially on Abraham Lincoln.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Barb Vanderhoff of Coal City; two sons: Aaron Vanderhoff and Jeff Vanderhoff, both of Coal City; two grandchildren: Felicia Vanderhoff of Peoria and Ashton Brainard of Coal City; one brother and two sisters: Linda (John) Fullington of Arizona, Kim (Dan) Anderson of Shorewood, and Ed (Nancy) Vanderhoof of Joliet; five nieces and nephews: Carrie, Weston, Kyle, Kris, and Russell; and his beloved dog, Bailey.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents: Norine (Andrew) Gollick and Arnold Vanderhoff.

Private family services will be held, and burial will be at Braceville Gardner Cemetery in Braceville.

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