Richard Samuel, 86

River Forest police chief

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Richard M. Samuel, 86, of North Riverside, died on Aug. 29, 2017. Born on Nov. 19, 1930, he was an Air Force veteran and retired as River Forest's police chief.

Richard Samuel was the husband of Janet Samuel, nee Scheidt; the father of Karen (Eugene) Farina-Ploskonka, Judith (Jill Skole) Sutter, and Barbara (Troy) Edmondson; the grandfather of Kimberly (Israel) Marcano, Sara (George) Buck, Joseph Farina, Marie Sutter and Amanda Edmondson; the great-grandfather of Sadie Buck; the brother of the late Wilbert (Betty) Samuel and the late Ruth (the late Lester) Hieber; and the uncle of many nieces and nephews.  

Visitation was held on Sept. 2 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. A funeral service took place at Hope Lutheran Church, 6455 Joliet Road, Countryside, followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. 

Memorials would be appreciated to the Bethesda Lutheran Communities, 600 Hoffmann Dr., Watertown, WI 53094 or your favorite veterans charity.

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