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In Memory of

Richard J. DeMetsenare

April 22, 1924 - May 17, 2017

Obituary


Richard J. DeMetsenare, 93, of Rockford, IL. was welcomed into heaven on Wednesday May 17, 2017, after enduring Dementia and Alzheimer's for several years. In a life well celebrated he worked as a transporter for the Detroit Public Schools for 38 years. He married Darlene Glendenning and shared 38 years together. Richard was a man of simple pleasures. He enjoyed the comfort of his home, companioned with a good book or crossword puzzle, and listening to music. In his 93 years, he never flew on an airplane. He enjoyed taking care of his yard and...

Richard J. DeMetsenare, 93, of Rockford, IL. was welcomed into heaven on Wednesday May 17, 2017, after enduring Dementia and Alzheimer's for several years. In a life well celebrated he worked as a transporter for the Detroit Public Schools for 38 years. He married Darlene Glendenning and shared 38 years together. Richard was a man of simple pleasures. He enjoyed the comfort of his home, companioned with a good book or crossword puzzle, and listening to music. In his 93 years, he never flew on an airplane. He enjoyed taking care of his yard and going out to dinner. He was recognized for his great sense of humor.

His family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude toward Rosewood Care Center and Heartland Hospice for the care they showed to Richard and his family during these difficult months.

Survivors: wife, Darlene; children, Gail (Rich) Keske, Robert Walicki; grandson, Josh Keske.

Graveside Service: 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 22, at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 8800 N. Alpine Rd. Machesney Park, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc. Express condolences to www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com