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Richard A. "Dick" VanCamp

February 9, 1941 ~ February 16, 2016 (age 75)

   Richard A. "Dick" VanCamp, 75, of the Good Samaritan Home, Quincy, died at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday (February 16, 2016) in Good Samaritan Home, surrounded by his children.

   Born February 9, 1941 in Quincy, Dick was the son of Gerald "Dutch" and Laura Dorothy Klarner VanCamp.  He married Dixie Lea Wasson on August 22, 1959 in Quincy. She preceded him in death on June 21, 2015.

   Dick attended St. Peter Catholic Church and had been an advisor for Junior Achievement.  He enjoyed working in his gardens, but his greatest love was his family, especially spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

   A graduate of Quincy High School, Dick was employed for many years at Electric Wheel, working his way up to a Regional Sales Representative at the time of their closing.  Dick later became the Director of Purchasing for Blessing Hospital until his retirement for health reasons.

   Survivors include two children, Jeff VanCamp (Dawn) of Quincy and Jill Foley of Quincy; six grandchildren, Brandon VanCamp (Ashley), Ashley Holtschlag (Adam), Brooke Blackburn (Adam), Erin Spidle (Rob), Jacob Foley (Courtney Heberlein) and Adam Foley; six great grandchildren, Jack Ray, Charles Ray, Ella Ray, Audra Blackburn, Silas Spidle and Declan Spidle; two brothers, Jack VanCamp (Patricia Briscoe) of Quincy and Terry VanCamp (Barb) of Springfield, IL; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

   Dick was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Dixie.

   Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Donovan and Chaplain James Riley officiating.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Thursday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Friday morning until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to The Wings Program at Good Samaritan Home .
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