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February 19, 1960 ~ January 19, 2023 (age 62) 62 Years Old
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Richard Ledbetter, 62, of Woodhull, passed away January 19, 2023, at UnityPoint Health - Trinity Rock Island. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Galva Puppy Fund, 307 Market Street, Galva, IL 61434 or Freedom Service Dogs of America, 7193 S Dillon Ct., Englewood, CO 80112. DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline, is assisting the family.
He was born February 19, 1960, in Moline, the son of William and Ruth Ledbetter. Richard was joined in marriage to Debora Leitner on February 6, 1999.
He was a talented technical illustrator, especially with pen and ink. He recently retired from Almon, Inc., having previously worked at Pace, Inc., Nomura Enterprises, and JTM Concepts.
He worked with many of the same people in all of these endeavors, and built many strong, long-lasting friendships. He was a devoted pet parent, spoiling all of his many cats and dogs.
Richard was an artist & craftsman and enjoyed working in his workshop and home studio. He had a great sense of humor, and enjoyed making people laugh. He had a goal of making his wife laugh at least once a day. He loved travelling, visiting military museums, bird watching, and thunderstorms. Richard dearly loved his family and friends.
He is survived by his spouse, Debora, mother, Ruth, sister, Sheryl (Ken) Moffit, brother, Paul (Jennifer) Ledbetter, stepdaughter, Heather (Karl) Kostecki, stepson, Greg (Mina) Taets, grandchildren, Leo and Charlotte Kostecki, Jasmin and Lincoln Taets and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.deroofuneralhome.com