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Richard "Dick" Past

February 6, 1944 - October 20, 2019

Richard

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Richard “Dick” Past, 75, passed away peacefully on October 20, 2019 in Rockford, IL. He was born on February 6, 1944 in Chicago, IL to Earl R. and Dorothy (Schroeder) Past. On May 14, 1977 he married his loving wife of 42 years, Anna Hanek in Chicago, IL. Dick worked as a mechanical engineer for Haldex for 25 years. He was a member of the Ho-Chunk Heluska Society. Dick was a master of American Indian beadwork, model airplanes, woodworking, being a handyman for his friends and family, and listening to his large musical library. Dick had a great sense of humor and he loved to laugh. But most importantly, he loved and was loved by his many family and friends.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Anna; daughter, Angie (Jeremiah) Addy; his brothers, Jonathan (Lynn) Past and Steven (Denise) Past; his grandson on the way; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Sherry Hoening and brother-in-law, Chuck Hoening; his brother, Bob Past; and best friends, Marv Adenau and John Zuffante.

A visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL, 61008. A memorial service will be at 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dick’s name can be made to the Rockford Rescue Mission. To light a candle or write a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

Service Schedule

Saturday, November 2, 2019
10:00 am - 11:45 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services.

Saturday, November 2, 2019
12:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A memorial service will be at 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services.

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Anna, Angie, and Family,
We just heard of Dick’s passing. So sorry for your loss. We remember his great sense of humor and smile. Prayers for you at this difficult time.
Hard to see him suffer and hard to give him up.
Don and Pattie Rayphole

Pattie and Don Rayphole 2019-11-03T07:40:06

Please accept my deepest condolences. I share in your loss.

I have known Dick for over 50 years. In are earlier years we would meet up at pow wows in and around Chicago and the Great Lakes area. It is now ten years since we danced and talked and laughed.

Rest in Peace Old Friend.

Jim Etchison 2019-11-02T08:56:11

We are so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. He will be missed at annual camping trips to Wyalusing and family functions. Thinking of his family during this time and for God’s comfort for all.

Kirk and Kay Wright 2019-10-28T20:49:09

I am so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. His cheerful smile will be missed at the Rockford Barbershop Chorus Annual Show. It was a pleasure to know him and work with him. My God’s peace be with your family in this difficult time.

Jerry Hyland 2019-10-26T16:14:34

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers for comfort to the family.

Myra Clark 2019-10-26T11:13:35

My good friend Dicky-Bird. You were always a brother to me. Your light shines in my heart and will never be forgotten. I cherish the times we had together and the smiles and happiness that we shared. God bless you. I will miss you.

Kurt Stier 2019-10-25T10:11:35

My heart and prayers go out to you and Angie at this difficult time.

Holly Wiese 2019-10-24T11:14:26

So sorry to hear of Dicks passing. He was a very good friend, and helped Sue and I when our 3 year old was suffering from a final dilabating disease.
He mentored us in beadwork, tipi living, and dancing during the 70’s and 80’s. I will make a memorial donation to the Rockford Rescue Mission in his name. May he make the journey to our Creator in a good way. My prayers are with him.

Teed Howard 2019-10-22T20:12:01

So very saddened to hear of your loss. He was an amazing and kind man.andd very talented. Dean and I send our heartfelt condolences and prayers.🙏🙏🙏

Laura Marcellus 2019-10-22T13:55:51

May he rest in peace. I’m sorry I can’t be there in person but I’m sending you condolences, prayers, and wishes for peace.

Lindsay Marcellus 2019-10-22T10:44:54

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