Richard Blake

Blake, Richard 65, of Montgomery, died Monday, February 4, 2013, in his home. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday, February 8, in the Barto Funeral Home, Spring Valley, IL. Burial will be at St. Anne's Cemetery, Spring Valley, at a later date. Richard was born on November 2, 1947 in Spring Valley, IL to Floyd and Anna (Martinkus) Blake. He married Roselin Crowley. He retired from Caterpillar in 2012 after 35 years. Richard was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Germany. He loved traveling, golfing, bowling, and casinos. Richard is survived by his wife, Roselin, of Spring Valley; three step-sons, Joseph, David, and Mark Schweickert; a sister, Judy (Kendall) Metzen of Montgomery; a brother, David (Donna) Blake of Mendota; nephews, Scott (Becky) Metzen of Aurora and Jeffery Blake of Mendota; niece, Sarah (John) French of Peru; and a great-niece and nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorials can be made to the Animal Cruelty Society.

Published in Beacon News on Feb. 7, 2013