Mr. Schifferdecker retired in 1996 as a senior lab technician from Monsanto Chemical Company after more than 20 years of service.
Richard and his wife enjoyed traveling. They visited all 50 states, four of the seven continents, and every major league baseball stadium. Richard was an avid fan of all sports, but the St. Louis Cardinals were his favorite team. He was an avid bowler, with nine “300” games and numerous “800” series. Known to his fellow bowlers as “Decker”, he was inducted into the Greater Carlyle Bowlers Association Hall of Fame in 1994 and is listed in the National Bowling Hall of Fame.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd Schifferdecker and Rita L., nee Feurer, Schifferdecker Shively; and his grandparents, Pete (Opal) Schifferdecker and George (Caroline) Feurer.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Charlotte A., nee Juenger, Schifferdecker, whom he married on September 22, 1962;
two daughters and a son, Christine (Ron) Braunseis of Freeburg, IL,
Steven Schifferdecker of Reno, NV,
and Karen (Allen) Goerl of O’Fallon, MO;
five grandchildren, Kurtis Scheich (Kara Swan), Julie Hayes (David Long),
Megan Schifferdecker, Julian Hairston, and Adam Schifferdecker;
a great-grandchild on the way;
an aunt, Eileen Koesterer of Freeburg, IL;
sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law;
and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Memorials may be made to Cardinals Care or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 9, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL, with Rev. Hugh Fitz officiating. Burial will follow at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
Sorry to hear of Richards passing. My condolences to the family.
Class of 59
Leo Schaefer, Macomb Twp., Mi., 48044
Charlotte, we are so sorry Rich had to suffer so long; but glad his struggle is over and he is at peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love
John&linda Long, Belleville, Illinois,