Richard L. Maciejewski, age 82, of Wheaton passed away on Thursday June 7, 2018 surrounded by his family. Rich was a devoted husband, father, papa, brother, uncle and friend. He is survived by his wife of 45 years Jean (Mayer); children Debbie (Al Matus) Marin, Lori Palella, Rick (Jorie) Maciejewski, Theresa (Brett) Lauten, Kim Richter, and Ken (Andrea) Maciejewski; and was a beloved papa to 11 grandchildren; Amanda, Nicole, Sean, Lula, Joely, Vaughn, Leona, Quinn, Madison, Beaux and Max and great grandfather to Nathaniel. He was a loving brother to Mary Ann (Bob) Ochocinski and uncle to Sherry (Kirk) and Aidan Krahn. Rich is preceded in death by his parents Leo and Frances (Hermit) Maciejewski.
He had an infectious laugh, a permanent smile, a heart of gold, a resilience like no other and an ability to form instant connections with people. He led a happy life full of simple pleasures: fishing, bowling, blackjack, poker, summer vacations to Florida, and a Bloody Mary on his deck at family parties.
A memorial visitation will be Wednesday, June 13th from 3 pm - 8 pm at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home 430 E. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL. Funeral service is Thursday June 14th at 10 am at St. Michael’s Church 310 S Wheaton Ave, Wheaton, IL.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to dedicate a fishing pier bench in Richard’s honor. This will serve as a special place for his loved ones to visit, feel his presence and enjoy his favorite pasttime.
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