Richard “Dick” Nacht, age 91, of Algonquin, formerly of Mt. Prospect, died peacefully surrounded by family on April 6, 2023. He was born in Chicago, Illinois to Charles and Anna Nacht.
While at Crain High School Dick played football. In fact, he was captain of the football team and received full ride scholarship offers from Mississippi State and Ole Miss. Instead of accepting either offer he enlisted in the Army and served in the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. Upon his return from Korea, he began his career at Jewel Food Stores as a butcher with 40 years of service. Dick was an avid golfer. He also enjoyed bowling, gambling, square dancing, traveling, playing cards, picnics by the lake and celebrating anniversaries with the love of his life, Dora, in Las Vegas. Dick met Dora at a bus stop at age 17 and they’ve been together ever since. They were married on April 24,1954. Dick lived a full life and built a legacy that will live on for generations. His dedication to family is unequaled.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Dora (nee Rendino) Nacht; his loving daughters, Debbie (Tom) Lewandowski and Donna (Barney) Wright; his cherished grandchildren, Shawn (Stephanie) Lewandowski, Sarah (Sean) Barry and Kyle (Cassie) Wright; his proud great grandchildren, Olivia, William, Paxson, Parker, Harper, Emma, Sawyer, Maverick, Ashlyn, and Owen; his brother, Charles (Bonnie) Nacht.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Christopher Wright.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 10, 2023 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM along with Words of Remembrances to shared at 7:00 PM that evening all at Willow Funeral Home 1415 W. Algonquin Rd., (one half mile east of Randall Rd.) Algonquin/Lake in the Hills.
A private family entombment along with Military Honors will be held at All Saints Catholic Cemetery in Des Plaines.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to either The Wounded Warrior Project:
(https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=10043) or The Gary Sinise Foundation (www.garysinisefoundation.org/donate).
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