Richard (Dick) Waichler, 81, died of natural causes on Jan. 7, 2015 at home with his family around him during the last week of his life. He had a 38-year career at the Follett Corporation where he served in senior management and on the board of directors. 

Dick Waichler is survived by his wife, Nancy, eight children, and 16 grandchildren. 

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 23 at First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake St., followed by a reception, food and music at the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association, 178 Forest Ave. 

Donations may be made to the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation, 1049 Lake St., Suite 204, Oak Park, 60301 or to Carnegie Mellon University, P.O. Box 371525, Pittsburgh, PA, 15251-7525. Please designate the donation to the Waichler Family Scholarship Fund. 

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