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Rex A. Litchfield, 76

Rex A. Litchfield, 76, of Woodstock, died Sunday, July 25, 2021, at his home.

He was born in Evanston on April 29, 1945, to Rex and Margaret (Smith) Litchfield. He married Loree Freeman on Dec. 12, 1981, in Woodstock.

Rex proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked as a floor installer and spent 17 years as a volunteer firefighter for Woodstock Rural Fire Department before enjoying retirement.

He had passion and an amazing talent as a woodworker. He was an active member of Woodstock Woodworkers Club and served a term as their president. Rex loved to spend time with his friends and family, whether it be traveling or camping. He especially loved the time spent in Cabo and Hawaii. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed his annual guys trip to Canada and Alaska. He also enjoyed a good poker game with his friends. Rex loved, was loved, and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Loree Litchfield; a son, Steve (Bridgett) Kaiser; three daughters, Jen (Bubba) Aellig, Sarah (Gordon) Severson, and Bethany Litchfield; four grandchildren, Taylor (Steven) Kovacs, Jake Aellig, Joey Kaiser, and Zach Kaiser; a great-granddaughter, Audrey Kovacs; brother, Dick (Joyce) Litchfield; two sisters, Debbie (Alan) Choutka and Linda (Jon) Fenlaciki; also, many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Per Rex’s request, services will be private. Memorials may be made to

For information, contact the Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home at 815-338-1710 or visit

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