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Richard C. Springer

October 17, 1930 — October 25, 2023


Richard C. Springer, 93, of Celina, formerly of Rockford, died Wednesday morning, October 25, 2023 at Mercy-St. Rita's in Lima.  He was born October 17, 1930, in Rockfor, to Carl E. and Denise (Denman) Springer.  On January 18, 1950, he married the former Lois Shope.

He retired from A.B.F. Freight as a truck driver after 34 years of service.

Richard was an avid fisherman and loved to travel with his wife, Lois.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Springer of Celina; his two sons, Jack Springer of Mendon and Rick (Lena) Springer of Wapakoneta; two grandchildren, Brent Springer and Amy Vasquez; and several great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Judy LaFlam; and a grandson, Nick Kohler.

Private family services will be held.  Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford, will immediately follow.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, 111 W. First St, Rockford, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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