Richard C. Hartshorn, 76 of Streator passed away Thursday (April 22, 2021) at Parker Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center.
Visitation will be held Wednesday (April 28th) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Erven Avenue Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at noon at the church with Pastor Curtis Starner officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors conducted by members of the Streator American Legion and VFW.
Richard was born December 28, 1944 in Ottawa to Herbert “Tony” and Melva (Brady) Hartshorn. He married Helen Abraham on June 17, 1966. She survives.
Also surviving is a daughter, Loretta (Tim) Coplin of Streator, grandson, Zach Coplin, great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Sawyer Coplin, sister Marlene (Greg) Tellefson of Ottawa, several nieces and nephews, cousin Marian Chamberlain of Ottawa.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Richard attended Ottawa High School and served in the US Army from 1964 to 1967 during Vietnam. He retired from Owens Illinois Glass in 2009. Richard was a member of the Erven Avenue Baptist Church where he was a Sunday school teacher and a deacon. He enjoyed watching cowboy movies.
Memorials may be made to the Erven Avenue Baptist Church.
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