Richard H. Shiley 93 of Sidney passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his family at 1:34 A.M. Tuesday April 11, 2023 at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Sunday April 16, 2023 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 802 E. Douglas St. St. Joseph. Pastor Dennis Meyers will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Sidney. Visitation will be Sunday from 12:00 P.M.-1:00 P.M. at the church. Freese Funeral Home 302 E. Grand Ave. is in charge of arrangements.
Richard was born March 31, 1930 in Chicago. The son of Clifford and Helen (Schultz) Shiley. He married Dorothy Lambert on February 10, 1951 in Albion, IL. She survives.
He is also survived by his sons; David (Susan deceased) Shiley of Monticello, Dan (Vicki) Shiley of Frederick, CO, Dennis (Dawn) Shiley of Adairsville, GA. 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Three sister-in-laws; Judy Winkler, Susie (Jim) Shiels, Kathy Lambert-Wood. Many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Richard worked as a chemist at the State Geological Survey on the University of Illinois campus. His important accomplishments include developing chemicals to protect our troops and reducing the lamprey eels in the Great Lakes.
He loved his family, nature and the Fighting Illini.
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