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Richard Walen

d. July 22, 2023

Richard (Dick) Walen, 83, of Palos Hills, IL, died peacefully at his home surrounded by family on July 22, 2023. Born October 18, 1939, in Summit/Argo, IL to the late Joe and Katie Walen,Richard was a U.S. Army Veteran who served abroad in Germany. He was a long-distance truck driver who loved country music and John Wayne. He was a dedicated member of the Summit Volunteer Fire Department, a past member of the Dominoes, and a volunteer for the PADS program at Sacred Heart Church. In his spare time, he was an avid golfer who believed it never rained on the golf course. When not on the golf course, he faithfully followed the Blackhawks through all their ups and downs. In fact, he was a sports enthusiast from his earliest years playing hockey on the canal and football at Argo H.S. His daughters fondly remember him playing hockey, softball, golf, and umpiring.               He leaves behind his loving wife of 64 years, Geraldine, four daughters; Catherine (Nick), Karen (Lonny), Denise (Dianne), and Darlene (Will), and was the proud grandfather of Ian, Lauren, and Lindsy. He was preceded in death by his brothers Bobby and Edward and is survived by Russell and (Wild) Bill. He will be greatly missed by his extended family members and friends.
The family would like to thank the many caregivers from NW Hospice and the local Veteran’s Association for all their care and compassion. Family and and friends will gather for visitation Wednesday, July 26, 2023, 9:00 a.m. until time of prayers 10:45 a.m.at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 Southwest Hwy., Palos Hills, IL 60465. Funeral Mass 11:30 at Sacred Heart Church 8245 W.111th St. Interment Private

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, would be appreappreciated .

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Visitation

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

9:00 - 10:45 am (Central time)

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11028 SW Hwy, Palos Hills, IL 60465

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Wednesday, July 26, 2023

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

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