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Richard E. Schif
(07-19-1923 - 08-01-2017)

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Richard E. Schif passed from this life into the arms of the Lord on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. He was born on July 19, 1923 to Eugene and Bertha (Becker) Schif, raised in the Elgin area and graduated from Elgin High School in 1941. Dick served 3 years in the 8th Air Force in Europe during WW II. He was a faithful NICOR employee for 43 years, retiring in 1983.
Dick is survived by daughter Nancy (Art) Schueneman, stepsons Kim and Jeff Griffith, granddaughters Mandi (Joe) Florip and Alayna (Scott) Anerino, great-grandchildren Jhett, Bear and Skyla Florip, sister Mary Lou (Don) Duensing, brother Paul (Carol) Schif, sisters-in-law Marilyn Ziegelbein and Marlene Shales and brother-in-law Jack Shales. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Dorothy (Shales), second wife Marilyn (Griffith), and brother John.
Dick shared his smile and friendly personality with all he met. He was a member of Wesley UMC, The American Legion and a Life Member of the VFW.
A Memorial Service will be held at Laird Funeral Home, Elgin on Sunday, August 13. Visitation will begin at 1:00 until the time of service at 2:30 with Rev. Karen Schlack officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wesley UMC in Elgin and The American Legion Post 57. For information 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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