Richard C. Springer, 93, of Celina, formerly of Rockford, died Wednesday morning, October 25, 2023, at Mercy-St. Rita's in Lima. He was born October 17, 1930, in Rockford, to Carl E. and Denise (Denman) Springer. On January 18, 1950, he married the former Lois Shope.


He retired from A.B.F. Freight as a truck driver after 34 years of service.


Richard was an avid fisherman and loved to travel with his wife, Lois.


He is survived by his wife, Lois Springer of Celina; his two sons, Jack Springer of Mendon,  and Rick (Lena) Springer of Wapakoneta; two grandchildren, Brent Springer and Amy Vasquez; and several great grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Judy LaFlam; and a grandson, Nick Kohler.


Private family services will be held. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford, will immediately follow.


Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.ketchamripley.com.


Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, 111 W. First St, Rockford, has been entrusted with the arrangements.


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