Richard D. LeClere

July 19, 1935 - February 2, 2019

Richard  D.  LeClere


Belvidere, IL

Richard D. LeClere, 83, of Belvidere, IL passed away February 2, 2019. Born July 19, 1935 in IA, the son of Burton F. LeClere and Ruth L. (Rogers) LeClere Owens. Richard married Elsie L. Moyer on March 12, 1955. Richard grew up on a farm in Iowa and worked several jobs as a young man before moving to Illinois in the early 50’s. He worked as a plumber most of his life, starting in 1955 for Kollak Plumbing and for Smith Plumbing. Finally, Richard started LeClere Plumbing in 1970 and owned and operated Wash Tub Laundromat in Belvidere. He enjoyed traveling, collecting farm toys, toy banks and quarters.

Richard is survived by his wife Elsie; son, Jeff (Linda) LeClere; grandson, Justin (Brianna) LeClere; great-grandchild Ava; sisters, Maxine (John) Wendell, Margaret (John Larson) Schultz; half- sisters, Shelley, Julie; half- brother, Burton; step-siblings Sanford (Lola), Sandra (Gilbert), Rhonda; sister-in-law, Betty Wexter, Irma Moyer, Donna (Renfer) Moyer Schwartz; brother-in-law, Rayferd (Jane) Moyer as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Cheryl (Lyle) Permann; half-brothers, Harlan LeClere and Wendell Wexter.

Visitation will be held 4:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 8, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, Il . Cremation rites to follow. Private burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials to the family to establish a memorial to the Ida Public Library in Belvidere. To light a candle or share a condolence please visit

Service Schedule

Friday, February 8, 2019

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


Visitation will be held 4:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 8, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, Il . Cremation rites to follow. Private burial at a later date.

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Richard was such an amazing person. I will miss our talks. It was such a privilege to get to know him and the family! Sending prayers to the family.

Ann Folsom 2019-02-17T18:56:25

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dr. Kent & Marilyn Hess 2019-02-16T11:58:32

Sad to hear of Dick’s passing. Great guy, enjoyed his sense of humor, he had a lot of good “ol plumbing stories”. Always upbeat very proud of his wife, how long he was married and his family. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Elsie and the entire LeClere family.
Your friends at Connor Company.

Troy Johnson/Connor Company 2019-02-11T09:23:19

Very sorry for you’re loss .Dick and I worked together on my city issues he was a great person and will be missed.

Jimmy Grimes 2019-02-08T17:35:41

Dear Jeff & Linda,
We are sorry to learn of you loss. May good memories bring you comfort and may he rest in peace. Sending prayers for all the family.
Our sincere sympathy, Charlie & Marge Kropp

Marjorie Kropp 2019-02-07T12:18:51

I am so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing…nicest man n great neighbor… My sympathy to you Elsie and yours ..

Jackie Medaris-Cappi 2019-02-06T14:17:08

Sorry to hear of Dick’s passing – our thoughts are with his family and will be missed – Ed & Judy Winter

Judy Winter 2019-02-05T10:33:59

Our deepest Condolences on the lost of Richard. Our heart goes out to you, Linda and Elsie and Family. I have know Richard since my sister got with Jeff and his family and he was very good to her welcoming her into the family. Richard will be truly missed.

Vickie Culberson and Will Watson 2019-02-05T04:29:24

I’m so sorry for your loss. Richard was such a great guy always knew how too put a smile on my face. Papa bear will be missed, thoughts and prayers to the family!❤️

Megan Ustich 2019-02-04T19:20:26

Dear Aunt Elsie and family,
I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Richard. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Wish we lived closer to be able to be there in person to give you support.
Love, Connie

Connie Moyer 2019-02-04T18:34:15

So sorry for your loss. Richard was one sweet character with an infectious smile and an amusing sense of humor. He will be missed. Hugs and prayers to Elsie and family.

Sue Bullard 2019-02-04T17:59:13

I didn’t know Richard very well until he entered the nursing home and he was such a special guy and we had so much fun. Our deepest sympathy to his wife Elsie and son Jeff & wife Linda.
From Mickey Sharon and Jim

Sharon Fowler 2019-02-04T17:09:12

We are so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers. May the many wonderful memories help ease the pain of your loss.

Stuart & Marcia Schultz 2019-02-04T17:03:37


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