Richard M. Samuel

American FlagRichard M. Samuel, age 86 of North Riverside, Air Force Veteran, retired Police Chief of River Forest. Beloved husband of Janet Samuel, nee Scheidt; fond father of Karen (Eugene) Farina-Ploskonka, Judith (Jill Skole) Sutter and Barbara (Troy) Edmondson; dear grandfather of Kimberly (Israel) Marcano, Sara (George) Buck, Joseph Farina, Marie Sutter and Amanda Edmondson; great grandfather of Sadie Buck; brother of the late Wilbert (Betty) Samuel and the late Ruth (the late Lester) Hieber; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday, September 2, 2017, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd. 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Lying in State, Sunday, September 3, 2017, from 11:30 A.M. to Time of Service 12 Noon at Hope Lutheran Church, 6455 Joliet Road, Countryside, IL 60525. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials appreciated to the Bethesda Lutheran Communities, 600 Hoffmann Dr., Watertown, WI 53094 or your favorite Veteran Charity. Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Harold Blesy condolence:

    Our deepest sympathies to Jan and all the Samuel family. Harry and Margaret Blesy, Stevensville, MI

  2. William T Blasco RFPD Sgt (ret) condolence:

    Deepest sympathies and condolences on your loss.

  3. James Katsantones (Retired RFPD) condolence:

    My deepest sympathies to the Samuel family.

  4. Richard A. Gray RFPD Sgt (ret) condolence:

    Deepest sympathies to Janet and the Samuel family. Richard and Patricia Gray, Sandwich, IL

  5. Peggy Lairmore condolence:

    Dear Jan and family – I shall certainly miss Sam in this world – but give thanks for him being in Heaven with his Lord. Sam was loved by many – and I am so grateful he and Jan were here in Flagstaff for us to love! Blessings to all…

  6. Vicki (Hall) Briggs condolence:

    So sorry for your loss, my deepest sympathy goes to all of your family, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Vicki

  7. Chuck lahey condolence:

    Jan, sorry to hear Sam passed. Lots of memories. One of the best being Tom and my trip to you in the wilds of Wyoming. Remember the biggest bottle of champagne in the world in the smallest bar in the area. Love and respect, Chuck

  8. Tom Smith condolence:

    Dear Jan and Family, Sorry to hear of Sam’s passing.

  9. Bruce Higgind condolence:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Jan and her family.

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