Richard Prosser

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Richard L. Prosser, 84, of O’Fallon, IL, born April 18, 1939, in East St. Louis, IL, died, Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at his residence surrounded by family.

Mr. Prosser worked twenty-five years as a manager with Anheuser- Busch Brewing Company, retiring in 1999. He served in the United States Army Reserves.  He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Shiloh, IL. He volunteered with Minds Eye Radio at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows and served as a eucharistic minister at Memorial Hospital, Shiloh, IL.

Dick was a kind, peaceful, generous, family man. He was a dedicated husband to his wife, and father to his children. He took great pride in being a full-time Papa. He loved to travel with his wife, Pat, along with many close friends and enjoyed several Prowhino family vacations. Some of his favorite past times included gardening, bowling, and golfing. He enjoyed the challenge of fixing all things fixable!

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence S. and Esther, nee Zuroweste, Prosser; a son, Jeffrey Prosser; in-laws, Cyril and Lucille Biver, and a brother-in-law, James Wellinghoff.

Surviving are his loving wife of 61 years, Patricia A., nee Biver, Prosser, whom he married on September 3, 1962, at St. Peter Cathedral, Belleville, IL; two daughters, Deborah Prosser (partner, Mark Brandon), and Diana (Mark) Noonan; a daughter-in-law, Marnie Prosser; six grandchildren, Juliana White (fiancé, Brennan Boudreaux), Kenton White, Bradley and Christopher Prosser, and Maya and Eddie Noonan; a sister, Mary Joan Wellinghoff; a brother, James J. (Joan) Prosser; several nieces and nephews; and many special friends.


God saw you were getting tired,
And a cure was not to be,
So He put His arms around you,
And whispered, “Come with Me.”

With tearful eyes and heavy hearts
We watched you fade away.
Although we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,
Working hands were put to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

 Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Shiloh, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, with Fr. Paul Wienhoff officiating.



20 Comments on Richard Prosser

Sid & Janet Ritchey said : Guest Report Feb 20, 2024 at 7:16 PM

Pat & Family, We pray God replaces your sorrow with happy memories of Dick. We have been so blessed to have had him as a neighbor and friend. We will miss our front porch sessions where we solved all of the world’s problems. Rest in peace “Old-timer” until we meet again.

  • O Fallon
  • IL
Kris Rhines said : Guest Report Feb 20, 2024 at 3:54 PM

I was deeply saddened upon hearing the news of Mr. Prosser's passing. I want to offer my heartfelt condolences to the Prosser Family. May God bless and comfort all of you in this sad time.

  • OFallon
  • IL
Bill Lawrence said : Guest Report Feb 20, 2024 at 3:43 PM

Sorry I cant attend the visitation or funeral. Dick was a valued long-time member of our Monday Golf group. We will miss him.

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Steve Mudd said : Guest Report Feb 20, 2024 at 9:49 AM

I bowled with Dick. Our bowling shirts “Old Timers” Dick, Vince, Steve and Donnie. What fun times. Nancy and I send our condolences. May he rest in Peace.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Richard and Ann Mank said : Guest Report Feb 20, 2024 at 9:06 AM

Pat and Family. Ann and I send our most sincere condolences. I haven,t seen Dick since one of our class reunions.Class of 57 CHS Dixie

  • Mooresville
  • NC
Steve and Monica Smith said : Guest Report Feb 20, 2024 at 8:13 AM

Thinking of you and your family during this hard time. Lots of hugs to you Deb. We are so very sorry for your loss.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Connie Ellis said : Guest Report Feb 19, 2024 at 12:37 AM

Pat, I have so many wonderful memories of visiting in one another's homes, sharing dinners, stories and laughs. Dick always had a smile and was compassionate and kind. He touched so many lives through his volunteering. He was a great husband, father and grandfather. I am grateful to have know him and to call you and Dick my friends. Praying for God's peace and comfort for you and your family.

  • Spring Valley
  • CA
DON AND AGGIE GEBHART said : Guest Report Feb 18, 2024 at 9:50 AM


  • Illinois
robert sugg said : Guest Report Feb 17, 2024 at 4:59 PM

We will always remember our good times together. May God be with you, Pat, and your family. Love, Bob and Pat Sugg

  • lebanon
  • il
Pete and Carol Hill said : Guest Report Feb 16, 2024 at 11:39 AM

We enjoyed having Dick as a neighbor and a friend. He’ll be remembered and missed.

  • OFallon
  • Illinois
Donna Moye said : Guest Report Feb 16, 2024 at 10:04 AM

Pat, so sorry to hear of your husbands passing. May you find comfort in your memories. Donna Moye

  • Waterloo
  • Illinois
Jim & Jean Friess said : Guest Report Feb 16, 2024 at 8:17 AM

We are sorry for your loss. We will always remember the fun times we had together at our cousin's parties. Just a great guy!

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
Carolyn &Ralph Wottowa said : Guest Report Feb 16, 2024 at 7:23 AM

So sorry to hear of Richard’s death. What a beautiful story his obituary told. Our paths crossed many times over the years-always a caring smile Not too long ago we were both getting blood work at Memorial. We talked for a bit. He made sure he asked about my hubby. He told me Pat was getting the car so I made sure I got to see her too. I am so glad I had that opportunity. May special memories bring you comfort in the days ahead

  • O’Fallon
  • Il
Joe and Theresa Prosser said : Guest Report Feb 16, 2024 at 6:50 AM

We are so sorry for the passing of our cousin. We will keep him and his family in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Winston Salem
  • North Carolina
John & Jeanette Dempsey said : Guest Report Feb 15, 2024 at 8:43 PM

We send our sincere condolences to you, Pat & the Prosser family for your loss. May Dick Rest In Peace🙏 John & Jeanette Dempsey

  • O’Fallon
  • IL
Butch and Rosann Amann said : Guest Report Feb 15, 2024 at 8:26 PM

Pat and Family. Sincere sympathy and prayers on your great loss.

  • Marissa
  • Illinois
Connie Barre said : Guest Report Feb 15, 2024 at 8:05 PM

We go way back to our days at St. John’s School where our kids studied together and we worked Bingo together! We re-connected when Dick became a very dedicated and committed Minister of the Eucharist at Memorial Hospital for the Ministry to Sick and Aged! He was at Memorial Shiloh EVERY Friday distributing the Eucharist and praying with patients! He touched so many and he will be missed!! May he rest in peace!!

  • Belleville
  • Il
Don & Kathy Biver said : Guest Report Feb 15, 2024 at 7:33 PM

We were so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. He was such a good guy and we will miss him. Our hearts go out to Pat and family and you all are in our prayers.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Denise Argo said : Guest Report Feb 15, 2024 at 6:28 PM

Pat, I am so very sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. May the angels welcome him into paradise. Love and hugs to you and your daughters. God bless. Denise

  • Belleville
  • IL
Anne Harter said : Guest Report Feb 15, 2024 at 4:16 PM

So Paulie, You make me smile. Annie

  • Belleville
  • Il

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