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Richard John “Dick” Barthuly

Richard John “Dick” Barthuly, 71, Wonder Lake, died Friday, April 25, 2014, at his home.

He was born July 28, 1942, to Jacob and Rosemary (Kmeick) Barthuly in Chicago.

On Feb. 8, 1964, he married Barbara Anne Duchaj in Chicago.

Formerly of Chicago, he was a resident of Wonder Lake since 1965. He was a self-employed tax preparer and owner of five H & R Block businesses in Crystal Lake, Woodstock, Algonquin, Harvard, and Huntley. He earned the enrolled agent credential with the IRS, the highest credential the IRS awards.

During his leisure time, he loved to go dancing with his wife and was a certified dance instructor. He was an avid fan of the Chicago Bears.  A generous man who helped many people, he was fond of entertaining friends and neighbors at his home, especially on his deck. Other enjoyments included traveling throughout the U. S. as well as abroad.  He enjoyed a full life and was a doting grandfather.

Survivors include two daughters, Candace (Tom) Gscheidle, Wonder Lake, and Rebecca (Dan) Khollman, Wonder Lake;  five grandchildren, Eric and Isabel Gscheidle, and Daniel, Michael and Elizabeth Khollman, all of Wonder Lake; and a brother, Ronald (Dolores) Barthuly, Grayslake.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife Dec. 25, 2012.

Visitation was April 28 and 29 at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, McHenry. The funeral Mass was April 29 at Christ the King Church, Wonder Lake. Interment was in Christ the King Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to JourneyCare Hospice, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL  60010.

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