Hollie Richard Shepherd

Hollie Richard Shepherd, 47, of Chicago, formerly of Omaha and Country Club Hills, passed away suddenly on December 28, 2019. Hollie, who went by Rich to most, was the Chicago Foosball Godfather and 2018 IFP Foosball Promoter of the Year. He was a loving, funny, and kind man who loved his family, friends, music, and especially Foosball. Rich was preceded in death by his father, Charles E. Shepherd, and his sister, Mary Shepherd, and he is survived by his mother, Ellen Shepherd; his significant other, Kathleen “Kat” Nolan and her son, Luce Porta; his five brothers, John Shepherd, James (Julia) Shepherd, Michael Shepherd, Daniel Shepherd, and Charles (Ty) Shepherd; his four sisters, Jane (the late Stephen) Graves, Therese (Jose) Araiza, Margaret Shepherd, and Catherine (Missa) Ferrer; 28 nieces and nephews; 25 great nieces and nephews; and the Chicago Fooz Crew.

Visitation and Services will be Saturday, January 4, 2020, from 2 p.m. to time of Service, 5 p.m. at Hitzeman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, Illinois 60513.

Internment Private.

Memorials appreciated to LIKE A BOSS Chicago Kids Foosball Fund.
Information 708-485-2000 or  www.HitzemanFuneral.com

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  1. Nancy and Carl Kapfer condolence:

    I am so very sorry to hear the loss of Hollie. You are all in our prayers.


  2. Mayra González Ferrer condolence:

    Lo siento mucho Cathy y primos, mi más sentido pésame. Dios reciba en su Santa Gloria a Richard. QEPD


  3. Leslie Pierce condolence:

    I will miss Rich very much he was always friendly and gave me a hug. He did the work of many people I could not have done what he did. A nice guy always in a good mood. Words can’t tell the story we will miss you Rich. Rest in peace.


  4. Diane Chambers condolence:

    Goodnight, Sam
    Love Always, Diane❤️


  5. Karla Woolverton condolence:

    My Dear Friend Rich. I am sad and shocked that you are no longer with us. Know one will ever replace you. You my friend were one of a kind and things will just never be the same. All My love, Karla


  6. Jim Whitlow condolence:

    Wyatt we will ride again, Love ya
    Doc


  7. Maria “Neni” Porta condolence:

    I am really sorry for your loss. Hollie was a truly special person who I admired and respected.


  8. Jean mizicko condolence:

    Hollie was a delightful child;so full of life and enthusiasm. I am sure that carried over into his adulthood. That kind of joy will always be missed. My sympathy and prayers to the family.


  9. Angie Bull Rosenthal condolence:

    I just cannot believe it. Rich and I dated in high school and I was over the moon for him. We kept in touch over the years but I had no idea he had passed. Much love and many prayers for the family. His favorite quote I remember is: “Number 54 in the program and first in your heart.” Definitely true. He will be missed terribly.


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