We are saddened to announce the death of our brother, Richard "Rich" M. Whitlock, on Thursday, July 15, 2021.
A Memorial Service for Rich will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. at Living Hope Christian Church, 608 N. Huff Street, Downs, IL, with Pastor Mark Moore officiating.
Visitation will be held at the church beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Richard "Rich" M. Whitlock, 54, of Clinton, passed away at his home on Thursday, July 15, 2021.
Rich was born on October 7, 1966, in Viroqua Wisconsin, the son of Richard B. and Susan Steinkamp Whitlock.
He is survived by his loving companion, Talea Wessel; his mother, Susan Whitlock; his daughters, Victoria and Angela Whitlock; one brother, Brett Whitlock; and Talea's children, Trinia, Alex, Garrett and Liz.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Rich graduated from Bloomington High School in 1985 and from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1989.
He was last employed at Country Companies as a Claims Adjuster. He was also Fire Chief for the Ellsworth Fire Department.
Rich was a member of the Living Hope Christian Church where he helped in the construction of the permanent building. His hobbies included horsemanship, woodworking and pheasant hunting.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Huntington's Disease Society of America, Living Hope Christian Church, or OSF Hospice.
Address: PO Box 345, 608 N Huff Rd, Downs, IL 61736