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Richard J. Oest

January 9th, 1949 – May 24th, 2015

Richard "Rick" Oest, age 66, of Astoria, IL, passed away at 12:09 am Sunday, May 24th at Culbertson Memorial Hospital ER in Rushville, IL. Richard was born on January 9, 1949 in Canton, IL, the son of Edward and Dortha (Slaight) Oest.

He is survived by his two daughters, Rochelle (and Chad) Sappington of Canton, IL and Jill (and Kyle) Easley of Astoria, IL, 2 grandchildren, Zachary Sappington and Karli Easley, his brother, Edwin (and Nancy) Oest of Havana, IL, his sister, Linda Oest of Astoria, IL and 3 nephews, Jason, Jimmy and Jon Oest.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Richard worked at Fiat-Allis Proving Grounds in Astoria and then he farmed. He enjoyed traveling and a good conversation.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Astoria, IL. Pastor Josh Clevenger will be officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 to 10:45 am on Saturday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL. Memorials may be made to the Astoria Rescue Squad or the Havana VFW.


May 25th, 2015

So sorry for your loss. May memories of good times help to ease your sorrow. Deb and Jim Park

May 25th, 2015

So sorry for your great los! Rick wwas a very good friend and great neighbor! He will be greatly missed! Love and hugs to you all!

May 25th, 2015

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May 26th, 2015

Richard was warm and friendly
always when you saw him. I'm glad to have known him. Sorry for you great loss. Anita Mann

May 26th, 2015

We are very sorry for the entire family in the loss of a great man Rick Oest. The lord knows when it is time and this was Ricks. It is a great shock for everyone but he is with the lord now. He is your angel. Sincere sympathy Alvin & Lorenda Spilker

May 26th, 2015

We are very sorry for the loss of your loved one. Cherish the memories and remember the wonderful times you shared together over the years. May God comfort the family as they go through this difficult time and endure the loss of this loved one. Mike and Donna Shirley

May 26th, 2015

So sorry to hear of your loss. Call if there is anything we can do. Love, Ralph & Anna Parkinson

May 26th, 2015

Rick frequented Hardees in Havana on a regular basis and made many coffee drinking friends. All of those friends wish to extend their condolences to the family. He will be greatly missed by all! Friends: Ed Haage, Mike Mills, Archie Jackson, Glen Oest, Kenny Myers, Jerry McCulloch, Dale Turner and too many to be listed here.

May 26th, 2015

Thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Oest family. Rick will be missed by us and many others. Aaron & Valerie Brooks

May 27th, 2015

We are so sorry to hear about Rick's passing ... our Sympathy & Prayers for his family
Dennis & Cyndi Ratcliff

May 27th, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Tammy Reed

May 28th, 2015

I have a lot of great memories of Rick from the 2 summers I spent working at Anderson Lake. We always talked about food and how we both loved fried chicken and he knew how much I loved koolaid. On my last day there he showed up at lunch and brought me fried chicken and koolaid! I will never forget that :) I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Ashley Yazvec

May 29th, 2015

I am sorry to hear of Rick"s sudden passing.Rick and I worked 2nd shift togather at Allis Chalmers proving ground in the 80's, for many years. Rick was a good friend, we had lunch together and a lot of good visits. we will miss him. Gale Beekman & Family

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