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Richard A. (Rock) Bledsoe, 59 (February 24, 1958)  of Wauconda, Ill. died on July 12, 2017 after a sudden illness. He was born in Hammond, IN., growing up in New Lenox, Il, the only son of the late Richard J. and Mary R. (McKinnies) Bledsoe. He was a 1976 graduate of Lincoln Way High School in New Lenox, later attending Milliken University in Decatur, Il. and Loyola University of Chicago.

Rich Bledsoe was most recently employed by Hi-Grade Welding & Manufacturing, LLC. in Schaumburg, IL.  The majority of his professional career he spent honing his engineering abilities in Computer Aided Design of which he was very proud.

Throughout his life, he enjoyed music, dancing and karaoke.  He loved his high school alumni get-togethers.  His love of animals led him to be a warrior for homeless and abused animals.  Most of all, he enjoyed serving his church, in which he was very active in family history, and volunteering at the Bishop’s Storehouse.  When Rich fell ill, he was in central Illinois delivering the book of Mormon to prisoners at the Decatur Correctional Center and at Logan Correctional Center.

His greatest accomplishment was being a good dad to his 2 daughters that he loved dearly, Amanda Bledsoe of Round Lake Heights and Alyssa Bledsoe of Wauconda.  He also leaves behind a beloved sister, Susan of Chicago, IL., and several cousins. 

A Celebration of his life will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 15th, at 4pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 480 N. Walkup Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60014, Bishop Kent Connell presiding.  Memorial gifts in Rich’s memory can be made to the Missionary Fund at his church (address above) or to Sav-A-Pet Adoption Center, P.O. Box 266, Grayslake, IL. 60030.    

 

July 12, 2020
July 12, 2020
Another year has passed and you are just as missed, my Brother. May Heaven be all you imagined.
July 12, 2019
July 12, 2019
Today I think of my big brother Richard Rock Bledsoe. It has been 2 years since his passing in the wee morning hours. Choices he made in his life created distance between him and his family but that never broke the bond of having each other's back. This says it best "I may fight with my siblings. But once you lay a finger on them, you’ll be facing me.”. As he got older he called me for his challenges.
You are missed my brother. Especially when he told one of his corny jokes and then gave his cackling laugh. He would have been 61 today.
Richard Alan Bledsoe
February 24, 1958 - July 12, 2017
November 11, 2017
November 11, 2017
I will always remember you....
Rest peacefully in heaven Richard.
July 15, 2017
July 15, 2017
One heck of a guy you were. Always putting others before yourself . You always helped out and just did it .I will miss you old buddy . I tried to say the right things at your service today but some had me choked up a bit . Ride off in the sunset in heaven !!!
July 14, 2017
July 14, 2017
I am so heartbroken for Richard's family....We were facebook friends who shared a passion for animals. The animals have lost a true friend and hero...May God bless you all...I know Richard had many furry greeters at heaven's door...Rest easy dear friend, Laurie

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July 12, 2020
July 12, 2020
Another year has passed and you are just as missed, my Brother. May Heaven be all you imagined.
July 12, 2019
July 12, 2019
Today I think of my big brother Richard Rock Bledsoe. It has been 2 years since his passing in the wee morning hours. Choices he made in his life created distance between him and his family but that never broke the bond of having each other's back. This says it best "I may fight with my siblings. But once you lay a finger on them, you’ll be facing me.”. As he got older he called me for his challenges.
You are missed my brother. Especially when he told one of his corny jokes and then gave his cackling laugh. He would have been 61 today.
Richard Alan Bledsoe
February 24, 1958 - July 12, 2017
November 11, 2017
November 11, 2017
I will always remember you....
Rest peacefully in heaven Richard.
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