Richard Warren Letke
  • 56 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 21, 1947
  • Date of passing: Nov 2, 2003
Let the memory of Richard be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Richard Letke, 56, born on March 21, 1947 and passed away on November 2, 2003. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by dwain marsh on 2nd November 2017

"14 years! It seams like yesterday we were watching and talking football over a cold one. Many things have changed. Your children have 3 beautiful and smart children, you would be very proud of them! Your wife had a lot to that! Gayle has been a terrific teacher molding and shaping your children and grandchildren! Only wish you were here to share it with them. Hopefully you and Doug are talking sports and playing some bags. Gods speed, we love you and miss you! Scooter"

This tribute was added by gayle letke on 2nd November 2017

"Today Richard you have been gone 14 years.  It seems like forever....the kids are fine and the grandchildren are getting so big......I think about how much you have missed.....we talk about you to the grandchildren all the time......they call you grandpa in the clouds and want to know as much as they can about you.....we will continue to carry on and do the best we can.....i hope you are at peace and safe.......take care of Doug....we miss him so much....  all my love always"

This tribute was added by dwain marsh on 21st March 2017

"Would have been the big 70!  My dear little brother will have a lot to discuss with you. Please watch out for him. Love you and miss you Scooter."

This tribute was added by gayle letke on 21st March 2017

"Today is a special bday for have missed out on so much....three beautiful granddaughters.......I hope that you are at peace and that you take care of the newest member of the family.......I know you were surprised to see him.......we were sad to see Doug go......but he can fill you in on so much you have daughter has just purchased her first would be so proud.......she has done a nice job!!!......Love and miss you, your wife!!!"

This tribute was added by Ray Letke on 4th November 2016

"Hi Dad,

I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoyed watching baseball with you.  I remember you and I watching every pitch of the Arizona vs Yankees World Series.  We spoke in such detail.  Just as you kept your scorecard. Of course, a mechanical pencil only - only to attempt more detail.

I want to tell you that Alyssa has learned to keep score.  Started at the age of 3 - wrote a backwards k and gave the scorecard back - she was done.  But now, she is loves it and keeps score at every game.

I told her the first time you took me to a Cubs game against the Astros, she wanted me to take her to where we sat, I remembered.

In 2003, you said to doc, keep me alive so I can see the Cubs in the World Series.  As you witnessed, they never made it.  Although, you were always more concerned about winning the pennant.

Unfortunately, even days later you had passed.  November 2nd, 2003.

Well, as you may know, they actually made it to the World Series.

And in game 7, they won.  On November 2nd, 2016.

Poetic Justice.........

I miss you!

Please continue to watch over Maddy, Caitlyn and Alyssa.

Love always,


This tribute was added by dwain marsh on 2nd November 2016

"How appropriate my man that the Cubs are in the World Series on this day! Your family has been going crazy rooting for them but you already know that you have the best seat in the house! Bring home a winner for them and please say Hi to all our family and friends that are all sitting in the front row with you. Love you & miss you take care my man!"

This tribute was added by Ray Letke on 21st March 2016

"Happy Birthday, Dad!

I miss those 'crazy' Birthday's WE had together as a family. Whether it was constantly getting a basketball every year, lotto tickets, burnt peanuts or any assorted candy, or setting up the camera to catch our 'crazy' conversations - just to name a few.

The 'gut wrenching'  laughter that ensued is what is priceless.
Thank you!

I wish Maddy, Caitlyn and Alyssa had a chance to experience the craziness, pure love and laughter that we so enjoyed for so many years.

Thank you.

I miss you.

Happy Birthday, Dad.

Roy (hahaha)"

This tribute was added by gayle letke on 21st March 2016

"Richard, hard to believe you have been gone almost 13 much missed, so many people have followed I am sure you are celebrating with a party up in heaven with your closest friends and family.......We love you and miss you every day......  Love Gayle"

This tribute was added by Ray Letke on 2nd November 2015

"Hey, Homes............

I don't believe there is a day that goes by that I don't think about you!!!

You and Mom have shaped us into being very successful!

Anyone reading this, please pass on............!

Words to live by that were chalked into wood above my father's       work-bench;


'You win'

Apply those terms into anything you do, and you will be successsful!

I miss you Dad!

You and Mom are the most influential people in my life!

I am very lucky to have all the memories of such an incredible family of which includes all the extended familly that have always been there.

Thank you!

I wish I could see you again!!!!!!!!!!!!

It tears me up that you can't play with Maddelyn, Caitlyn and Alyssa!

I Love you Dad!

Sleep well
Dream well

Love Raymond"

This tribute was added by gayle letke on 2nd November 2015

"Dear Richard,

Miss you dearly, miss your hugs and flowers you used to bring out of the blue.....just to say thanks.   Kids are fine and grandchildren and getting older and would have had a blast with them....I know you have more friends with you than you ever expected keeping you company.....take care of yourself until we meet again.........Love your wife.....forever!!!"

This tribute was added by dwain marsh on 21st March 2015

"Happy Birthday Homes! Love you and miss you. Your grandchildren are getting so big! You would have fun fishing with them just as I am. Wish you were here. You now have a new poker player in your buddy Howard. Play nice and have fun. Say hi! To Josh. Love Scooter"

This tribute was added by Howard Jerz on 2nd November 2014

"Hey, I was eating a steak at the "Princess" and can see you eating your 32oz. steak and the of course finishing my 32 oz. steak.  Yesterday my friend, yesterday.
I hope your getting everything ready for our reunion.....God, I miss you."

This tribute was added by dwain marsh on 2nd November 2014

"Seems like yesterday. Wish you were here to help me with your granddaughters fishing! They love it! Miss you my friend! See you on the other side. Love Scooter"

This tribute was added by Ray Jerz on 21st March 2013

"Miss you Uncle Dick, it was a tremendous honor to have you as a friend, so many great memories, looking forward to seeing you again."

This tribute was added by dwain marsh on 21st March 2013

"Wish you were here to see your grand daughters growing up, there getting so big & cute! You would love to play with them. See you another day my friend. Miss you & wish you were here. Love Scooter"

This tribute was added by Carol Marsh on 2nd November 2012

"I didn't have enough time with you!  But the time I did have was memorable!!  Never will forget your beautiful smile and the sparkle in your eyes.  You are in each of your beautiful grand babies and I know you are with them everyday.  You are missed by everyone and I know you are with us a every party.  Love you always~"

This tribute was added by Norma Hines on 2nd November 2012

"Dickie, I think of you and the rest of the family every day, tell stories to my grown girls, and husbands from all our great memories.  I miss you all.
All my love"

This tribute was added by Ray Letke on 2nd November 2012

Shared by Ray Letke on 11/02/2012
Today is 9 years.
I wish you can see your family now.
You have raised 2 great kids (except for Dianna, haha) and you have 3 beautiful grandchildren.  All girls!

You would love them.

Mom has been the rock as always and she has made wonderful relationships with all the grandchildren.

Please watch over Madelyn, Caitlyn and Alyssa!"

This tribute was added by dwain marsh on 24th September 2012

"All the picnics in the backyard, all the bean bag games, "Juda" and all the football games. boy did we have fun thanks Dickie love ya & miss ya Scooter"

This tribute was added by Howard Jerz on 23rd July 2012

"He was the best friend a person could have.  Honest and loyal, kind and generous, loving and caring.  God, I miss him more and more every day.
I just know I'll see him again."

This tribute was added by gayle letke on 20th July 2012

"Loving husband and father of two....will be missed forever!!"

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