November 11 1935 October 19 2019
Richard’s Obituary Richard Dale Amsden, 83, of Paxton passed away at 9:35 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, October 24, 2019, at the Paxton Church of Christ, 400 W. Ottawa, Paxton with Rev. Tom Anders and Pastor Raymie Gordon officiating. Burial will follow in Ludlow Twp. Cemetery, Ludlow. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, at the Paxton Church of Christ and one hour before the funeral service on Thursday at the church. Baier Family Funeral Services, Paxton is assisting the family with arrangements. Richard was born November 11, 1935 in Champaign the son of Dale and Florence Gordon Amsden. He married Fern Vest November 25, 1956 at the Church of Christ, Paxton. She preceded him in death December 15, 1994. He married Kay Pattengale August 3, 1996 at the Church of Christ, Paxton. She survives. Along with his wife, Kay Amsden, he is survived by his three daughters, Connie (Rodney) Loschen of Ludlow, Jane (Mack) Self of Urbana, Vicki (Doug) McCoy of Paxton; two step-daughters, Diana Lohrbach of Buckley, Kim (Tom) Barber of Chatham; grandchildren, Craig (Janet) Loschen, Brian (Allie) Loschen, Jacob (Heidi) McCoy, Samantha (Isaac) Cox, Marlena (Terry) Gordon, Billie Lohrbach, Kody (Carley) Brown, Jacob Brown, Katelyn and Michael Barber; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; one sister, Jeri Amsden Roberts; and multiple nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 38 years, Fern Vest Amsden. Richard graduated from Paxton High School in 1953. He was a member of the Paxton Church of Christ. He was also a member of the Ludlow Fire Department for 63 years where he served from 1956 to 1993 as a fireman. He was chief of the fire department from 1967 to 1982 and served as a trustee from 1993 to 2019. He sat on the Board of Directors for Ludlow Co-op from 1978 to 1992 acting as President of the Board from 1986 to 1991. He was an acting Mason for 36 years. He served on the Drainage District for more than 30 years. Richard has been a hard worker all of his life, even as a child growing up on the family farm. He began working professionally with his father at the family owned Ford dealership in Ludlow. He also helped his father farm their family owned farm ground until his father retired in 1957. Richard was a livestock and grain farmer the remainder of his life. His hobbies included bowling, gardening, and playing cards with friends. His greatest love was his family especially his grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Huntington’s Disease Society of America or visit www.hdsa.org to make contributions. Condolences may be offered at www.baierfuneralservices.com. Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Richard Dale Amsden November 11 1935 October 19 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Paxton, state: Illinois