EUREKA – Richard Lee Remmert, 79, died peacefully Monday, April 2, 2018, at Kirby Medical Center in Monticello.
He was born Dec. 11, 1938, in Eureka, the son of Otto and Sophie Menssen Remmert.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Sandra Remmert; two sons, Rick (Rebeca) Remmert, Tacoma, Wash., and David (Lynn) Remmert, Monticello; four grandchildren, Hannah Remmert, Sophie Remmert, Gabriel Remmert and Christian Remmert; one brother, Waldo Remmert, Eureka and 16 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bernie Remmert.
Richard served in the Army from 1961 to 1964 and was stationed in Augsburg, Germany. After his service, he obtained his doctorate in education and was employed in the Champaign Unit No. 4 School District for 30 years. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Monticello.
Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Kurtis Bueltmann officiating. Visitation will take place Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello. Burial will follow the service in the Monticello Township Cemetery, Monticello.
Memorials may be made to the church, 1201 Bear Lane, Monticello, 61856.