Richard T. Vlcek, 86, of Western Springs, died on March 24, 2019. 

Born on May 9, 1932, Mr. Vlcek was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Church choir and heavily involved with the church communion ministry, the food pantry, and was a Realtor. 

Mr. Vlcek was the husband of the late Rose E. Vlcek (nee Renella); the father of David M. (Karen) Vlcek, Thomas J. (Lillian) Vlcek and Steven R. (Melinda) Vlcek; and the grandfather of Joseph Vlcek, Catherine Vlcek, Natalie Vlcek and Hailey Vlcek. 

Visitation is Tuesday, March 26 from 3 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, March 27 from 8:45 to 9:15 a.m. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 31st Street, Brookfield.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated March 27 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, LaGrange, followed by entombment at Queen of Heaven Mausoleum, Hillside.  

The family appreciates memorials to the Poor Clare Colettine Nuns, Corpus Christi Monastery, 2111 S. Main St., Rockford, Illinois, 61102.