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Richard Haecker

February 26, 1925 — March 2, 2016

Eureka- Richard B. Haecker, 91, of Eureka, IL passed away at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Eureka Apostolic Christian Home.

He was born on February 26, 1925 in Eureka, a son of George and Garnet (Leeds) Haecker. He married Mary Edna Mounce on May 2, 1948 in Eureka. She passed away on August 25, 2010.

Richard is survived by two daughters, Sherry Walker and Mindy (Sal) Perillo both of Washington; a son, Randy Haecker of Phoenix, AZ; five grandchildren, Michael Perillo, Gina (Nathan) Reeder, Todd (Kika) Stiles, Brian Stiles and Tracy (Craig) Hirshman; and three great grandchildren, Matthew Reeder, Corbin and Carson Hirshman.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William Haecker.

Richard and his father owned and operated Haecker's Restaurant in Eureka for several years. He also was employed for the Woodford County Courthouse as a Bailiff. He was employed at Caterpillar for twenty-five years, retiring in 1983. After retiring, Richard volunteered at Advocate Eureka Hospital for many years. He served his country in the United States Army during WWII.

There will be no visitation or services. Cremation rites will be accorded and a private family burial will be held at a later date. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Advocate Eureka Hospital. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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