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CHASE, Richard V-WWII.

Source: The Neighbor, August 23, 2000, pg A3

DANVILLE, Ill. — Richard V. Chase, 80, Danville, Ill., died at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2000 in Carle Foundation Hospital. He was born July 31, 1920 near Orion, Ill., the son of Myron and Mayme Quick Chase. He married Dorothy L. Coffing May 28, 1942 in Covington. She survives. He graduated from Orion High School and the University of Illinois with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1942. He served with the U. S. Army during World War II with the 175th Engineers in Africa, Sicily and Italy from 1942 to 1945. He retired from Hyster Company in 1982 after 25 years of service. After retirement he did volunteer work in various organizations and enjoyed golf and travel. He formerly lived in Waynetown and had owned the hardware in Waynetown. He was a member of St. James United Methodist Church, Danville, Ill. and was actively involved in church work throughout his life. Survivors, besides the wife, include: a daughter, Peggy Chase, Safety Harbor, Fla.; a son, Richard C. (Sandra) Chase, Hilton Head, S.C.; three granddaughters, Amanda, and Lisa Chase and Kimberly (John) Ehlers; a great-granddaughter, Kaylee Ehlers, Hilton Head, S.C.; a sister, Ruth Swanson, Molin, Ill. and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert A. Chase. Memorial services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday in St. James United Methodist Church, Danville. Private burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Covington. Shelby Funeral Home, Covington, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to St. James United Methodist Church, the future Danville Dialysis Services, LLC, or the donor's choice. – jlr

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