Randy H. Pilgreen

April 25, 1943 - March 25, 2014
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Randolph “Randy” H. Pilgreen, 70, of Poplar, Grove, IL died peacefully, Tuesday, March 25, 2014 surrounded by his loving family after a lengthy illness. Randy was born April 25, 1943, in Wauwatosa, WI, son of Hollis R. and Naomi C. (Midtbo) Pilgreen. Randy graduated from high school in Appleton, WI. He served in the United States Army. After the army, he attended the University of Wisconsin Pharmacy School. Randy married Susan L. Neumaier on May 26, 1973 in Roxbury, WI. He worked as the chief of police for Argyle and Cottage Grove, WI, and as a charter pilot for various companies. He was a member of Poplar Grove United Methodist Church. In his spare time, he enjoyed flying, boating, fishing, waterskiing, bowling, hunting and golfing.

He is loved and will be missed by his wife, Susan; children, Kevin Pilgreen, Eric Pilgreen, Amanda Pilgreen; sisters, Delores Everson, Carolyn Worishofer; grandsons, Jay, Evan, Michael, Luke, Noah and Hunter. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Jerod H. Pilgreen; sister, Thelma J. West; and mother and father-in-law, Aaron and Helen Neumaier.

Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Poplar Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Paul Nolden officating, 105 E. Grove St, Poplar Grove, IL 61065. Memorial Visitation will be held from 4-8 PM, Friday, March 28, 2014 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be given to the family in Randy’s name. To light a candle or share a memory, please visit www.Andersonfcs.com

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, March 28, 2014

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel


218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014

Time: 10:30 am -

Poplar Grove United Methodist Church


105 E. Grove Street, Poplar Grove, IL, 61065


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Born: April 25, 1943
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Jacquie posted on 3/26/14

Kevin - Thinking of you and your family. May your father now be at peace.


Amanda Pilgreen posted on 3/27/14

A memory of dad that keeps popping in my head recently: We were on vacation somewhere in Wisconsin. I was maybe 5 years old. I remember dad was waterskiing and I was on the beach when the boat passed By and dad let go of the roap and skied onto shore. I was absolutely amazed. To me that was just the coolest thing ever!!!


Bob and Terri Alderman posted on 3/27/14

Sue, Kevin, Eric, and Amanda May God cradle you in his arms and comfort you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you


Margaret Clark posted on 3/27/14

Randy gave me my start in the aviation field. I interviewed for the part-time ticket agent position at MST Aviation and he offered me a job as their full time dispatcher instead. He was such a nice boss. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.


Jeannie & Randy Emory posted on 3/28/14

We send lots of love & prayers to the whole family. Let your memories comfort you now and forever.


Danice Loveridge posted on 3/28/14

Sue and family, May you feel the love of all of those who are praying for and thinking of you during this time of loss.


Rochelle Skowronek posted on 3/29/14



Rochelle Skowronek posted on 3/29/14

Sue we send lots of love and prayers to you and your family


Mary Beth Orlove posted on 3/30/14

Sue, I was so sorry to find out of your loss. Wish I had known sooner as I would have loved to stop at the funeral home. Take care of yourself.