|Richard D. "Dick" Koob|
|September 02, 1932 - May 08, 2012|
|Visitation: Thursday from 4-7 PM May 10, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan|
|Funeral Service: Friday at 10:00 AM May 11, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan|
|Interment: Friday May 11, 2012 at Farlow Grove Cemetery, Matherville, IL |
Richard D. “Dick” Koob, 79, of rural Aledo, died Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Rosewood Care Center, Moline. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Friday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-7 PM at the funeral home. Dick will be laid to rest in the Farlow Grove Cemetery, in Matherville, next to his son, Ricky. Memorials may be made in care of the family.
Dick was born on September 2, 1932 in Rock Island, the son of Richard D. and Clara Hoffman Koob. He married Wava Campbell on March 14, 1953, and had four children together. They later divorced.
Dick worked for the Sheet Metal Workers local #91, where he retired in the early 90’s. He was a member of the Eureka Masonic Lodge #69, A.F. & A.M., Milan, as well as a past member of the Gold Wing Motorcycle Club. Dick enjoyed stockcar racing and motorcycles.
He is survived by his longtime companion and fiancée of 27 years, Nancy Winter, Rock Island; daughters, LuAnn Gould, Tampa, FL, Carol (Ken) Dickey, Milan, and Ellen Schawe, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brother, Jerry Lee (Kathy) Koob, Sydney, AK; niece, Barbara (Tony) Williams; a great niece and nephew; and his former wife, Wava Koob.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents; son, Richard “Ricky” Michael Koob; brother, Charles; and his grandparents.
I love you grandpa and will miss you so much all the fun times we had and the rides on your motorcycle that you used to take me on. I will never forget you and your Great Grandson Jacob will know how much of a good hearted and fun man you were to be around, your memory will NEVER fade from my mind
I love you Grandpa
Now Rest, Because god knows you have earned it
-- Nicholas Gould ( GrandSon )
You were a big part of my life many years ago, and I have a lot of great memories while growing up because of you. You were a good man, always kind, gentle and thoughtful. You will be missed! May you rest in peace.
-- Deb Smull (Tatge)
You meant so much to everyone who knew you, and will be missed by all. I will always be grateful for your help, patience, and instruction over the years.