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Donald E. Rericka

August 24, 1936 ~ June 4, 2021 (age 84)


Donald E. Rericka, age 84, longtime resident of West Chicago, passed away Friday, June 4, 2021. He was born on August 24, 1936, to James and Catherine Rericka. He was a US Army Veteran. Don was united in marriage on October 28, 1961, to Mary Duca. He worked at AT&T for 32 years where he retired from and where he met his wife. After retiring from AT&T, Don worked as a starter at St. Andrews Golf Course and was a computer programmer for a few small businesses. He enjoyed golfing, watching sports and game shows. Don also coached little league baseball, basketball, and football for many years. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Don is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Rericka; children, Donald Rericka Jr., Catherine (Gary) Strum, James Rericka, David Rericka and Mary Lynn Rericka; grandchildren, George Graefen, Sean Graefen and Maximilian Graefen; and many relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Elaine Rericka and brother James.

Visitation Friday, June 11, 2021, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Norris-Segert Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 132 Fremont St. (one block north of Washington St. & Main Street) West Chicago. Prayers Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 9:45 a.m. from the funeral home to St. John the Baptist Church, 0S233 Church Street, Winfield, IL for Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Don’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For information 630-231-0060 or


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June 11, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Norris-Segert Funeral Home & Cremation Services
132 Fremont St.
West Chicago, IL 60185

Funeral Service
June 12, 2021

9:45 AM
Norris-Segert Funeral Home & Cremation Services
132 Fremont St.
West Chicago, IL 60185

Funeral Mass
June 12, 2021

10:30 AM
St. John the Baptist Church
0S233 Church Street
Winfield, IL 60190


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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