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Richard E. Picken, Jr.

January 18, 1952 March 30, 2021
Richard E. Picken, Jr.
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Obituary for Richard E. Picken, Jr.

Picken Jr., Richard E.

Richard E. Picken Jr. age 69, of Orland Park, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 30, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family. Dearly beloved husband of 39 years to Elizabeth “Betty” Picken (nee Winters). Devoted father of Jennifer (Ray) Doherty, Richard, Kelly (Tim) Sluis and Katie (Tom) Curtis. Proud grandfather of Kyle Sluis. Loving son of the late Richard and Evelyn Picken. Dear brother of Lynette Davila, the late Laurie (Dan) Gall and Robert Picken. Kind uncle and friend to many.

Rich was a hard-working family man and had many accomplishments throughout his lifetime. At 19 years old he joined the Army. During his years of service, he advanced quickly and was promoted as a Medical Specialist. He spent a big part of his life working for The Belt Railroad Company of Chicago. During his forty years of employment there, he received many promotions and retired as Assistant Superintendent. Rich enjoyed the simple things in life. During his retirement he spent his time relaxing, gardening, fishing and walking his best friend Dexter. He had many hobbies, but his favorite thing to do was to spend time with his family.

Memorial visitation Monday, 3 pm - 8 pm at the Robert J. Sheehy and Sons Funeral Home. 9000 W. 151st Street, Orland Park, IL 60462.

Family and friends to gather for Funeral Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. Mass at St Francis of Assisi Parish, 15050 S. Wolf Road, Orland Park, IL 60467.

Private Interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wounded Warriors Project, 230 W Monroe St Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60606 or Paws Chicago 1997 N. Clybourne Ave, Chicago, IL 60614.

Please leave a memory for the family on Richard’s tribute wall; your stories will bring comfort to his family.

Due to Covid, masks are required and no loitering is preferred.

www.sheehyfh.com 708-857-7878

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Memorial Visitation

Monday

5

Apr

3:00 PM 4/5/2021 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/5/2021 8:00:00 PM
Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home - Orland Park

9000 W. 151st St.
Orland Park, IL 60462

Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home - Orland Park
9000 W. 151st St. Orland Park 60462 IL
United States

Memorial Mass

Tuesday

6

Apr

11:30 AM 4/6/2021 11:30:00 AM
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH

15050 WOLF ROAD
ORLAND PARK, IL

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH
15050 WOLF ROAD ORLAND PARK IL
United States
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