Richard McLindsay

AMBOY — Richard E. McLindsay, 82, of Amboy, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, in his home.  He was born May 26, 1936 in May Township, Lee County, the son of James and Goldie (Groth) McLindsay.

Richard was a Cement Mason for D.R. Gilbert and Sons in Rochelle for 30 years. He had also worked for Ron Rose Construction in Mendota for 10 years prior to his retirement.

Richard enjoyed hunting and playing his guitar and also riding his motorcycle later in his life. He took pride in caring for his property.

Richard married Mary Ellen Smith in Amboy on Feb. 23, 1957. She preceded him in death May 24, 2005. He was also preceded in death by his brother, James McLindsay, and his sister, Doris Ketchum.

Survivors include his children, Vicki (Tom) Kessel of Bedias Texas, Brian (Cathy) McLindsay of The Woodlands, Texas, Connie (Duane) Dickison of Amboy, and Wendy (Joel) Wolman of Elkhorn, Wisconsin; 10 grandchildren, Tabatha (David) Mize, Brian (Karla) Moore, Ryan (Tara) Kessel, Dr. Sara Kessel, Logan McLindsay, Hunter McLindsay, Abraham (Hannah) Dickison, Whitney (Joel) Brakken, Liz Wolman and Emma Wolman; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 4 at 11 a.m. in the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy with Rev. Dave Schweppe officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Repose Cemetery in Amboy. Visitation will be held on Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service in the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Dixon.  

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