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June 3, 1947 ~ October 13, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Richard “Dick” J. Flier, 76, of Pekin passed away Friday, October 13, 2023 at his home.
He was born June 3, 1947 in Pekin to Jesse O. and Dorothy S. Heiser Flier. He married Penny McIntyre on February 8, 1969 in Kickapoo, and she survives.
Also surviving are his children, Tracy Lynn Griffonetti of Missouri and Michael R. (Melissa) Flier of Pekin; five grandchildren, Alexa (Danny), Brea, Talia, Sydney (Tyson), and Logan; one brother, Jerry L. (Sue) Flier of Pekin; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He served in the United States Army during Vietnam.
Richard worked at Caterpillar Inc. for 41 years as an electrician.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pekin and was part of its men’s club. He was a member of the Tremont American Legion Post 1236 and a member of the Tremont Triathlon (T3) Group, where he ran several 5K’s.
He was an avid bowler, enjoyed trap shooting, fishing, power lifting, played softball, and was very proud of his grandchildren and enjoyed watching their sporting events. He was known for his witty humor and never knew a stranger.
A memorial service will be at 11:00 am Friday, October 20, 2023 at First United Methodist Church in Pekin. Pastor Patty Johansen will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:45 am Friday, also at the Church. Military honors will be provided by the U.S. Army and the Tazewell Military Rites Team. Davis-Oswald Funeral Home in Tremont is handling the arrangements.
The family would like to thank Transitions Hospice for their extraordinary care during Dick’s battle with cancer.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church in Pekin.