Richard Ferguson

Richard Ferguson

Sunday, May 12th, 2019
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Visitation for Richard R. Ferguson, a resident of Schaumburg for almost 50 years will be held Tuesday May 14, 2019 3:00 - 9:00p.m. at the Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory 333 S. Roselle Rd. (1/2 mile south of Irving Park Rd.) Roselle. Funeral Wednesday 9:15a.m to St. Matthew Church Schaumburg. Mass 10:00a.m. Interment St. Michael the Archangel.

A Korean War Veteran, having proudly served in the U.S. Army, Rich was a Vice President of the Audit Dept. at 1st National Bank in Chicago for many years. Later he worked as an auditor at Old Second Bank in Aurora. He was also an diehard Bears, Cubs and Notre Dame fan.

Richard is the beloved husband of 62 years of Charlotte L. nee Graff; loving father of Susan (Robert) Holzkamp, Deborah (Mike) Ahlert, Cynthia (William) Zydowsky and Lori (Timm) Bottoni, also Dennis (Lois) LaFever; cherished grandfather of Jennifer (Cameron) Clark, Samantha (Anthony) Selvaggio, Matthew (Jena) Holzkamp, Michael (Cassidy) Ahlert, Emily (Edison) Irizarry, Christina (Thomas) Haynes, Amanda (Matthew Prusak) Ahlert, Rebecca LaFever, Weston (Danii) LaFever, Benjamin and Olivia Bottoni; proud great grandfather of Evelyn, Maxine, Maryn, Ruby, Stella, Adalynn, Elayna and Charlotte; dear brother of Vic (Rose) Snyder, Janet Lough and the late Pat Waggoner; uncle of loving nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at would be appreciated. (630) 529-5751.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 9:00pm
    Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 3:00pm - 9:00pm
    Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory, Roselle
    333 S. Roselle Rd.
    Roselle, Illinois 60172
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Matthew Catholic Church
    1001 E. Schaumburg Rd.
    Schaumburg, IL 60194
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Prayers at the funeral home 9:15a.m. to St. Matthew
  • Interment

    St. Michael the Archangel
    1175 W. Algonquin Rd.
    Palatine, iIllinois
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Sue Holzkamp

Posted at 01:43am
We miss you so much it hurts. I know that it was your time but selfishly we all wanted more time with you. I'm happy that you were at home surrounded by everyone who loved you and that you are no longer hurting. You will be in all of our hearts forever and there will not be a day that goes by without me thinking of you and remembering your sweet voice. We will all go on, taking care of each other - especially mom. She is in good hands. Over time, our hearts will feel less broken and instead of tears, we will be smiling when talking or thinking about you. You were such a good dad, grandpa, Papa GG and Gampa and now we all have you watching over us. We all love you and for now, I'll see you in my dreams.

Cindy Zydowsky

Posted at 11:37pm
Missing you today dad. Bill and I had Jersey Mikes for lunch; of course I thought if you. This is still so hard to accept. Rest easy knowing your beautiful family will take great care of mom and one another. Love you with all my heart. ❤️💔🌸


Posted at 11:47am
Thinking of you today Grandpa. I have learned so much from you and you have always been there for me whenever I needed you or just needed a friend to talk to. Never a day I couldn't count on you. I'll never forget going to the Cubs game with you as a kid, and it pouring rain on us :) Yet you never let a smile off your face, because you were with me. I can remember going to the movie theather with you to go see a movie you wanted to see and grandma didnt. Which this continued to just a month ago when you didnt want to be a part of a "girl" baby shower as most MEN dont go. lol. Matt and I came over all day and had probably the most memorable time with you. I will never forgot our conversations that day. Ever. I hold that dear to my heart, you are a true hero, friend, father, husband, grandpa, great grandpa, and just overall person. I am so thankful you were able to make it to Danii and I's wedding and share that amazing day with us. I hope you are at ease now. The last few days with you were hard, but yet so amazing to be surrounded by family with you. I will always remember you. Something for you Grandpa will be my next tattoo :) We will be visiting you from time to time. I love you, and till we meet again. SKOL.

Matthew Holzkamp

Posted at 10:57am
I love you grandpa and miss you. I will forever cherish the memories we had together. I enjoyed fine dining with you and watching sports with you. I loved talking movies with you whenever you would go to the theater and catch a new movie. The Halloween parties you and grandma hosted are among some of the best memories I have. Talking with you was such a unique experience. You would listen and provide constructive honest feedback. I will miss calling you on Veterans Day wishing you a happy day. I love how we had a movie day a couple months ago and had an incredible memorable chat. Wes and I will never forget that. I am also thankful you were able to see the house that Jena and I are living in. You were also able to meet our dog Kenzie who absolutely loved you and you loved her. The picture provided shows proof that Kenzie gravitated towards grandpa within minutes of meeting him. That is the amazing thing about you. It did not take long for people and animals to understand how amazing of a person you were. Everyone gravitated towards your positivity and your happiness. Life will never be the same without having you in it. I love you and will see you again.

Todd Bottoni

Posted at 05:04pm
Thinking of you and yours during this time of loss. Todd and Patti Bottoni

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