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Forest Home Cemetery
Monday March 23rd, 2015
10:00am - 11:00am

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Richard Peffley Friend

Richard Peffley Friend, 86, of Antwerp passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Vancrest of Antwerp.

Dick was born in Antwerp on July 14, 1928, a son of the late Hazel Delia (Peffley) and Harry Leroy Friend.

He was a member of Antwerp VFW Post 5087, was a Scout Master and worked at Phelps Dodge.

The best times of his life were spent serving his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Army; sharing afternoons with his family watching Buckeye football; fishing for Bluegill and enjoying Big Band & Polka music.    

On Feb. 6, 1954 he married Jeanruth Louise Kallsen who passed away March 26, 2003.

Dick will be sadly missed by his children, Deborah (Manfred) Karallus of Leo, IN, Harry Joseph (Rhonda) & Jon (Pat) both of Cecil; brother, Jim (Mary) of Antwerp; grandchildren, Abbey (Nic) Niebel & Sam Karallus; great grandchildren Ella Jean, Henry Ronan & Max Peffley Niebel.

He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Matt Karallus & siblings, Derwood, Bob, Budd, Willis, Willard, Clarice, Betty Humbarger & Janet DeLong.

Viewing is Sunday, 2 to 6 pm at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp

His funeral service at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp at 11 am on Monday, March 23rd, with viewing one hour prior.

He will be laid to rest at Maumee Cemetery, with military honors.

Memorials are to Antwerp Boy Scout Troop 143, 5278 CR 424, Antwerp 45813.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com  

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Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you at the loss of your Father.  May you find peace knowing he is with the Lord and has been reunited with your Mother. Cherish your many memories.

Steve & Joyce Parrish Mar 22 2015 12:00 AM

Hugs and prayers to all of you.

Cindi Slattery Mar 21 2015 12:00 AM

Sending thoughts & prayers for all the family and asking for peace & comfort.  The most precious things you have are each other & all the memories you made together with Dick.  May God be with you and guide you .
Diana Buerkle (Linder) Snyder

Diana (Linder) Snyder Mar 21 2015 12:00 AM

Joe, Rhonda & Family.....We are so very Sorry to hear of Dick's passing!! He was a Great man with Great stories! We truly enjoyed camping with him & Jeannie! They are now together again smiling & catching up! You all now have 2 Beautiful Angels watching over you!! Our Thoughts & Prayers are with all of you!!! GOD BLESS!!  
                                                          LOVE &  HUGS,
                                                             Randy & Patty

Randy & Patty Daniel Mar 19 2015 12:00 AM