Richard M. Samuel, 86, of North Riverside, died on Aug. 29, 2017.
Born on Nov. 19, 1930, Mr. Samuel served in the U.S. Air Force and then embarked a long career in law enforcement, retiring as police chief of the village of River Forest.
Mr. Samuel is survived by his wife, Janet Samuel (nee Scheidt); his children, Karen (Eugene) Farina-Ploskonka, Judith (Jill Skole) Sutter and Barbara (Troy) Edmondson; his grandchildren, Kimberly (Israel) Marcano, Sara (George) Buck, Joseph Farina, Marie Sutter and Amanda Edmondson; his great grandchild, Sadie Buck; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Wilbert (Betty) Samuel and Ruth (the late Lester) Hieber.
A funeral service was held Sept. 2 at Hope Lutheran Church in Countryside, followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park.
Memorials are appreciated to the Bethesda Lutheran Communities, 600 Hoffmann Dr., Watertown, Wisconsin, 53094 or your favorite veterans charity.
Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.