Richard J. Teuber, Wauconda, passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. He was born in Chicago on Dec. 1, 1936. He was the son of August Teuber and Emilie (Orlofske) Teuber.
Richard proudly served in the U.S. Army, 1960-1962, as a draftee. He served during peacetime in the Medical Corps at Fort Lewis, Washington, which helped to prepare him to care for his parents, for which his family is very grateful. He was a union bricklayer for many years. He worked on many interesting building projects in the city of Chicago. He later was a custodian for Prairie Grove District 46 until he retired. He was very knowledgeable about electricity and was the go-to man for the family when it came to electrical issues.
Richard enjoyed all things trains. He had a huge operating HO model railroad in his basement along with various Lionel collections. He spent countless hours tinkering with his models. He also collected railroad memorabilia, including lanterns, locks and keys and authentic paperwork. He also had various collections of spoons, coins and photographs of lighthouses and outhouses. He was known in many circles for announcing his arrival with a wooden train whistle. We will all miss hearing that familiar sound.
Richard was very involved with St. John Lutheran Church in Island Lake and volunteered at Bethesda Resale Shop in Crystal Lake. He was a wonderful uncle devoted to the care of his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include three brothers, Robert (Marlene) Teuber, Roland (Lenore) Teuber and Herbert (Robyn) Teuber; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation at St. John Lutheran Church, 405 W. State Route 176, Island Lake, will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, March 2. A service will follow at 2 p.m.
Memorials may be sent to St. John Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 370, Island Lake, IL 60042.