Richard D. Garber, 65, Pekin, died at 2:49 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Pekin Hospital.
He was born Jan. 12, 1948 in Pekin to Raymond Earl and Ruby Helen (Fornoff) Garber Sr. His parents preceded him in death.
Surviving are two brothers, Ronald (Mary) Garber and Raymond (Wilma) Garber, Jr., both of Pekin and one sister, Diane (Jerry) Monterastelli, Trivoli.
He received his master’s degree from Illinois State University and had served in the Illinois Army National Guard.
He was a guidance counselor for the Oregon School District for more than 20 years, last working on Monday, March 25, 2013.
He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran , Peoria, where he had served as a church elder and had been on the church council.
Richard enjoyed his duties at the church and his work counseling children.
His funeral was held on Saturday, April 6 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church with Rev. Douglas O. Handrich officiating. Burial was at Glendale Memorial Gardens, Pekin.
Arrangements were completed by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory, Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 618 S. Maxwell Rd., Peoria IL 61607.
To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.