Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Richard Kohl

Richard Charles Kohl, of Granite City, IL, and formerly of Quincy, died peacefully Thursday (April 12, 2018) surrounded by his five children. Dick, as he was known by his family and friends was 84 years old.

Richard Kohl | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, ILDick was born on Easter Sunday, April 16th, 1933, in Quincy, IL. He was a son of Nicholas (III) and Edith Stroot Kohl. Dick married Dorothy Helen Stegeman on June 29, 1957. He and Dorothy moved to Granite City where they raised their five children together.

Dick graduated from Quincy Notre Dame High School and Bradley University. He was the comptroller at several Granite City area businesses until he retired. Dick had great love and devotion for his family and friends and was kind to all he met. He was known for his gentle kindness, friendly nature, sense of humor, and generosity. He loved music, reading, and gardening. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed watching them finally win a World Series. He is very loved and will be terribly missed by his family and friends.

Surviving are his five children, Paula Kohl, Theresa and her husband, Tim Johnson, Mary and her husband, Bryan McDonald, Richard Kohl Jr., and Kevin and his wife, Valerie Kohl; his four grandchildren, Caden, Kaylee, Lily and Abigail; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by Dorothy, his wife of 55 years, his parents and his siblings, Nicholas Kohl IV, Marge Klima, and Norma Borkowski.

Services: 9:30 a.m. prayers at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home followed by a 10:00 a.m. Mass at St. Francis Solanus Church on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 with Father Chris Comerford officiating.

Visitation: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

Burial: Calvary Cemetery

Memorials: in lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.

  1. Dear Paula and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Your Dad must have been an amazing man to raise a daughter as beautiful as you. We are thinking of you and praying for strength and peace at this difficult time.

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