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Richard Lennox Kaer

September 26, 1929 June 28, 2021
Richard Lennox Kaer
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Richard Lennox Kaer, 91, of Champaign, passed away at 2:15 p.m. Monday, June 28, 2021, at his daughters’ home.
Mr. Kaer was born on September 26, 1929, in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Arthur Frederick and Lillian May (Vetz) Kaer.
He is preceded in death by his parents, mother of his children- Regina Wankowski Kaer, wife of 37 years- Betty Kaer, daughter- Barbara “Barb” Ann Hall, three brothers- Ronald, Robert, and William “Major” Kaer, and sister- Joan Kaer.
He is survived by his three children- Sharon Marie Kaer of Rantoul, Steven Wayne Kaer of Wausaukee, Wisconsin, and Linda Mae Francis of Champaign; five grandchildren- Jordan Kaer, Jeremiah Kaer, Travis Hall, Brock Hall, and Jayme-Lee Francis; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, which whom he was very close too.
Richard served in the United States Air Force, for 21 years, serving during the Korean War. During his time in the Air Force he was stationed at Chanute Air Force base. He loved telling stories and was a great storyteller. He was also a very good sketch artist and enjoyed woodworking. Richard always had a toothpick in his mouth and was known as Sgt. Toothpick in the Air Force.
According to his wish’s cremation rites will be accorded and services will be held at a later date. The family has entrusted the Illiana Cremation Society to assist them with the cremation arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family on his everlasting memorial page at: www.IllianaCremationSociety.com

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