Richard "Dick" Gritzmacher

July 18, 1930 - November 16, 2017
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Belvidere, IL

Richard “Dick” Gritzmacher, 87, of Belvidere, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, November 16, 2017 in his home. He was born July 18, 1930 in Belvidere, the son of Edwin and Gertrude (Scharping) Gritzmacher. Dick graduated in 1948 Belvidere High School, where he played multiple sports, and he was a member of the 1947 undefeated Belvidere Bucs football team. Dick was in the United States Navy.  He married Janice Lambert on February 14, 1976. Dick worked as a union butcher until retirement. He loved fishing, hunting and camping. Dick loved sports especially the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears.

Dick is loved and missed by his wife, Janice, children, Mark (Kathy) Gritzmacher, Lori Anderson, Robin (Rusty) Brown, Scott (Jennifer) Shacklee, Jim (Cynthia) Shacklee, and Paula (Rick) Sherman; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; siblings, Barb (Richard) Wych, Robert (Marlene) Gritzmacher, and Diane Brown. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Pamela Trevino, grandson, Branden Ramey, and siblings, John Gritzmacher, Mary Sawyer, Donna Frazer, and Judy Christian.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials  may be made to the family. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

 

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Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm -

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218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008


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Born: July 18, 1930
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Bobbi Manka posted on 11/21/17

Please accept my condolences I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

 

Beverley and Rich posted on 11/20/17

So sorry for your loss. We imagine he left your family with beautiful memories.

 

Dee Parke posted on 11/20/17

I'm so sorry for your loss.

 

Dee Parke posted on 11/20/17

Rest In Peace

 

Rick Christensen posted on 11/20/17

RIP Uncle Dick, I remember seeing you in your softball uniform at a nite game, mid 50's, maybe Marengo? Also, I will never forget your laugh. You are remembered and will be surely missed.

 

Tina Lisa posted on 11/18/17

So very sorry for the loss of papa, he was such a great man. Big hugs for you all Much love and respect

 

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