Richard R. Rhead

Rhead, Richard R. (December 20, 1929 - August 16, 2011)
Richard (Dick) R. Rhead, 81, of Beloit, left this world to be with his loving wife of 55 years, on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at Premier Care in Beloit, WI. He was born on December 20, 1929 in Albion, WI on his Uncle John and Aunt Elver's farm to Flora (Endicott) and William Rhead. He married Betty Walters on September 2, 1949 in Beloit, WI. She predeceased him on January 19, 2005. Richard worked for Durgom Trucking and retired from Warner Electric Brake and Clutch, Co. He was a member of Central Christian Church. Richard loved Country music and playing his guitar and banjo and played in a local band for many, many years. He was an avid Packers Fan and rarely missed their games unless he got frustrated with the way they were playing and changed the channel. He enjoyed NASCAR and was a huge fan of Jeff Gordon. He found pleasure in camping and spent many weekends at different campgrounds with his family and friends. Richard also loved gardening with Betty and had a huge garden every Summer. He is survived by three daughters: Eileen (Steve) Yates of Beloit, WI; Marilyn (Daryl Bloom) Thomas of Rockton, IL; Cheryl (Terry) Green of Roscoe, IL; One son: Ronald (Yvonne) Rhead of Brodhead, WI. Eight grandchildren: Jason (Angela Brown) Yates, Chad(Darcy) Yates, Jeremy (Kim Campbell) Yates, Stephanie (Nicholas) Redieske, Mark (Christine) Thomas, Brian (Kristine Pankhurst) Thomas, Dana (Nathan Williams) Rhead, Ashley (Dan Stubbendick) Rhead. Seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, grandson, Ryan Yates; five sisters: Elsie, Alice, Nora, Opal and Myrtle. Also five brothers: Oakley, Elwin, John, Frank and Billy Don. Pastor Dave Meding of Central Christian Church officiating. Service Schedule: Visitation Time & Location August 20, 2011 at 10 A.M. Rosman Uehling Kinzer Funeral Home and Cremation Services Service Time & Location August 20, 2011 at 11 A.M. Rosman Uehling Kinzer Funeral Home and Cremation Services Burial Time & Location Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens