Richard T. Cremer, 84, of Washington, formerly of Minonk passed away at 7:15 PM on Saturday July 14, 2018 at OSF Saint Frances Medical Center in Peoria.His funeral service will be at 3 PM on Thursday July 19, 2018 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Minonk Visitation will be 2 hours prior to services from 1-3 PM at the funeral home and burial with full military rites will be in Minonk Township Cemetery, Minonk.
Memorials may be made to Threads of Love.
Richard was born on June 11, 1934 in Minonk, a son to Herman Fredrick and Esther Louise Garner Cremer. He married Claudette Coffman on November 9, 1968 in Marine, Illinois. She survives.
Also surviving are his 3 sons, Richard A. Cremer, Washington, Kevin D. Cremer, Metamora, Douglas (Carleen) Cremer, Metamora; a daughter, Deena Lynn Coffman, New York City, New York; grandchildren, Chad Cremer, Samantha (Bennett) Ribber, Jacob Cremer, Megan Cremer; a great-grandson, Landon Knighten; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Donald Cremer; and a sister, Marian Buckner.
Richard graduated from Minonk-Dana-Rutland High School. He served in the United States Army. He later attained his pilot's license. Richard was a mechanic for many years; retiring in 1996 from John Bearce Ford. He enjoyed the outdoors and fishing. He was also very passionate about his volunteer work he did for the American Red Cross where he traveled to many places to help with natural disasters.
Online memories and condolences may be directed to his family at www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com