Richard J. Wingate, age 90, passed away peacefully, Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Loyola Hospital, with his family by his side.
Born Sept. 30, 1926, in Hamburg.  He was the son of Hollis and Marie (Hein) Wingate.
He was a veteran of WWII in the U.S. Army, retired from the Rock Island Railroad after 38 years and was a member of St. Jude Church and Men’s Club.  He also was a member of the VFW and American Legion and participated in missionary work in Appalachia and Bolivia.  Richard enjoyed spending time with his friends playing golf and card games.
He will be remembered as a loving husband for 68 years to Cecilia (Wellman) Wingate, and devoted father to Teri Clark, Kathy Peceniak, Mike Wingate, Carol (Duane) Niemann, Mark (Nancy) Wingate, Bill (Julie) Wingate, Mary (Bob) Hinchley and caring grandfather of twenty and great grandfather of fifteen.
He was preceded in death by his son Robert and daughter Mary Jane, his parents, three sisters and one brother.
Visitation services were to be held on Tuesday, June 6 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 Francis Road, New Lenox.  
The funeral mass was to be at at St. Jude Church 241 W. Second Ave., in New Lenox with burial following at Maplewood Cemetery, New Lenox Road at Oak Drive in New Lenox.  
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Augustinian Seminary or VFW Post 9545. www.kurtzmemorialchapel.com or 815-485-3700