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Richard "Dick" Arnold Symonds

January 20, 1944 — February 7, 2023

Richard “Dick” Arnold Symonds, 79, of Bellevue, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.

A Celebration of Life Service will be 11:30 am – 4:00 pm, Saturday, February 11, 2023 at Horizon Hall in Bellevue with Tributes and Sharing of Memories at 2:30 pm. Any and all are welcome to come.

Local arrangements entrusted with Hachmann-Mier Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Bellevue.

Richard was born, January 20, 1944 and raised in Marengo, Illinois. He married Sharyn Lee Conard on June 8, 1963 in Genoa, Illinois, she passed on March 2, 2014. Richard worked in the Chicago area as a property Manager before moving to Bellevue in 2013. He was a member of Bellevue 1st Presbyterian Church, Bellevue Rotary, and a longtime board member of Hospice of Jackson County. Richard drove RTA in Bellevue for a time, enjoyed traveling with Sharyn, road trips, riding his bike and motorcycle, canoeing, and exploring. He was very handy and an avid woodworker and made many special gifts for his grandchildren during Christmas. Richard adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his children, Tracey (John) Rubel of Bellevue, Shireen Symonds of Platteville, Wisconsin, and Richard Luke (Shannon) Symonds of Rockford, Illinois; grandchildren, Paige (Mike) Timm, Carly (Dustin) Boge, Reilly (Alex) Herrera, Samantha Symonds, Alex (Taylor) Symonds-Ruiz, Mackenzie Symonds, and Luke Symonds; great-grandchildren, Levi, Vae’ah, Harper, and Maeve; siblings, Jerry (Colleen) Symonds and Jeff (Donna) Worf; a sister in-law, Lois Symonds; his special puppy, Tommy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sharyn; siblings, Tom and Warren Symonds

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hospice of Jackson County or Bellevue Rotary Club in Richard’s memory 

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