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Richard M. Cater, age 66 of Tampico, died Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

Richard was born on November 24, 1953 in Sterling, the son of James and Ruth (Butler) Cater. He graduated from Rock Falls High School and Sauk Valley College. He worked as a lab technician at KSB Hospital from 1996-2009.

Richard enjoyed fishing, hunting and horse shows with his grandchildren. He was a history buff, who loved reading and telling stories about history. Richard will be missed very much by his family and his beloved dog, Holly.

Survivors include one daughter, Jennifer (Steve) Driessens of Rock Falls; one son, Jonathan (Angel) Cater of Tampico; five grandchildren, Nathanial Cater, Owen Cater, Trevor Driessens, Charlette Cater and Joeseph Cater; two sisters, Becky Marrow of Dixon and Janet Baird of FL; and two brothers, John (Suzy) Cater of TN and Robert (Glada) Cater of NC.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings, Jeffrey Cater, Joan Beerwart and Julia Croy.

Cremation rites have been accorded with the McDonald Funeral Home and Crematory in Rock Falls.