Funeral services for Richard Sutherland, 59, of Spencer, were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber officiated the serrvice.
Visitation was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Interment took place in Newell Cemetery in Newell.
Mr. Sutherland passed away Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at home in Spencer.
Richard Lee Sutherland, the son of Donald and Gertrude (Kiley) Sutherland, was born on Dec. 17, 1949, in Waukegan, Ill. His childhood years were spent in Illinois and his summers in Dickens with his grandparents. He attended St. Anne's Catholic School and Barrington High School in Barrington, Ill.
Rick married Marcie Ann (Wright) on Jan. 23, 1970, in Woodstock, Ill. To this union one child, Jason Thomas Sutherland, was born on July 20, 1970. He married Deanne (Dee) Weier on July 30, 1988.
Rick was an over-the-road truck driver for several companies in Iowa and Minnesota for over 28 years. Rick was an avid golfer, and he enjoyed everyone he met at the Spencer Municipal Golf Course and the Spencer Golf and Country Club. When he wasn't out golfing, he enjoyed spending time with his family (pretty much winter months only). He enjoyed watching the Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks and Cubs. He loved listening to 60s and 70s music, while out on the open road. He enjoyed the country life, after so many years of city environment. He spent many hours watching wildlife on their acreage.
He was preceded in death by his father; brother, Bill; maternal and paternal grandparents.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Dee of Spencer; his son, Jason and his wife, Cheryl of Carol Stream, Ill.; his mother, Trudy of Spencer; his brother, Jerry and his wife, Joanie of Ruthven; special family members: A.J., Dixie, Tasha, Ty, Cassie, Autumn and Keyshawn; three stepchildren: Eve, Jeff and Teresa; and many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangement.