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Monday December 13th, 2021
1:00pm - 8:00pm

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Tuesday December 14th, 2021
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Tuesday December 14th, 2021

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Richard G. Michels Sr.

Richard G. "Rick" Michels Sr., 61, of Waterloo, IL, died December 10, 2021, in Fenton, MO. He was born August 3, 1960, in St. Louis, MO.

He is survived by his wife Patty Michels (nee Poynor); children Misty Sharp, Richard (Sherena) Michels, Jr., Dustin (Amanda) Michels, and Terrance (Amanda) Michels; grandchildren Samatha (Nick) Shannon, Tabatha Michels, Alex Michels, Zachary Michels, Hayden Michels, Seth Michels, Taylor Hoskin, Sunshine Sharp, Lila Hampson, Aubreigh Palmer, Lila Michels, Aidan Morgan, Jacob Joseph Michels, Patrick Sharp, and Shayla Sharp; great grandchildren Lilyan Shannon, Celleste Shannon, and Bellamy Shannon; mother Barbara Michels; brothers and sisters Elfrieda (Joe) Lloyd, Alfred (Donna) Michels, Barb Hoselton, Marie (Bill) Schlemmer, Betty (John) Moll, Kathy (Kenny) Goodman, Joe (Debbie) Michels, Sue (Lou) Stuart, John (Toni) Michels, Debbie (Jeff) Blandford, and Diane (Joe) Lewis; special friend and sister Kate Brauner; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his father Joseph Michels; father-in-law and mother-in-law Sylvester & Betty Poynor; and niece Danielle Craft.

Rick was a member of Waterloo Sportsmans Club, NRA, and Teamsters Union #618.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
Family Wishes

1 PM to 8 PM Monday, December 13, 2021 at Quernheim Funeral Home
8 AM until time of service Tuesday at Quernheim Funeral Home

10 AM Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL

Interment at Burksville Cemetery in Burksville, IL

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Sympathy Gift courtesy of Evelyn Jane Woodard. Group of 1 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Richard G. Michels Sr..

Evelyn Jane Woodard Dec 14 2021 11:27 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Michels Sr.

Pam and Robert August Dec 14 2021 6:03 AM

Rick was a great guy to know.i will miss him alot. My prayrrs is for all of you..

Frank. Mcpherson Dec 13 2021 7:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Michels Sr.

Clyde and Judie Haudrich Dec 13 2021 7:14 PM

Our hearts are forever broken with the loss of Rick. We have such fond memories thou that will always keep him close at heart. Many Blessings to Patti and her family during this time. Much Love Karen & Larry Serantoni

Karen & Larry Serantoni Dec 13 2021 6:48 PM

My heart is broken for the entire family Of Ricky Michels. He was always such a kind person and always had a big hug. Your memories of him will bring you comfort, bring tears and bring big laughs. All I can tell you from my own personal experience is look for the signs and you will know he is still with you.

Shelley Goodman Dec 13 2021 3:25 PM

Dear Patty and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I met Rick through my sister and brother- in -law (John -Cindy. Love). He was a very compassionate, and selfless man when helping others in need. I pray that God will wrap His loving arms around you and your family during this difficult time.

Roxann Massie Dec 13 2021 1:17 PM

Dear Patty and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Since the first time we met you guys at the rally we knew we had friends for life. We will miss all the good times, but the memories will forever be in our hearts.

John and Cindy Bova Dec 13 2021 9:37 AM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of Christine Melnek. Group of 1 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Richard G. Michels Sr..

Christine Melnek Dec 13 2021 9:34 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Michels Sr.

David & Raina Govero Dec 12 2021 10:48 PM

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