Richard Moffitt

Date of Birth

May 03,1954

Date of Death

Dec 22,2014

Richard Moffitt, 60, of Kaneville passed away peacefully Monday, December 22, 2014. He went to spend Christmas with his mom and dad up in heaven.Richard was born on May, 3, 1954 in Geneva, IL to proud parents Everett and Debbie Moffitt. Richard grew up in Kaneville and attended local schools, graduating from Kaneland High School with the class of 1972. As a kid Richard loved going on ice fishing and hunting trips with his dad and brother Tom. Richard loved music, he played the drums, while his brother played the trumpet and his sister played the saxophone. He was a young entrepreneur, starting a lawn mowing business with his siblings cutting grass all over Kaneville. Richard met Stephanie Richardson while working at Electro-vend in the early 1970’s. Their eyes met and they quickly fell in love. Their two hearts became one when they were united in marriage on August 17, 1974. They started their family with his stepson Tyrone together in Montgomery, IL. They were blessed with another son, Kevin while in Montgomery. The family moved to Aurora, and were blessed with a daughter Michelle. From Aurora they moved to Kaneville and made their home on Harter road for the rest of his years. Richard loved the open road so he became a truck driver. He started at Precision Woodworking in Elburn, then moved on to Parenti and Raffaelli delivering woodworking for over 15 years. His last job was at Hintzsche delivering fertilizer. He was fond of all the people he worked with over the years. Richard was a great driver, he could fit his truck in the smallest of spots, whether in Elburn or Chicago. Richard was a devoted member of the Kaneville United Methodist Church in Kaneville. Richard and Stephanie loved the outdoors, they enjoyed going on long bike rides through the countryside. He had a green thumb, one garden was not enough, he had to have two. He was an expert at growing vegetables, mainly corn, potatoes and green peppers. Anything that could be eaten, Richard could make it grow. He was a big fan of cars, his ‘69 Chevy Camaro RS with an SS package, and his ‘72 Heavy Chevy Chevelle were his two favorite cars. The most important thing in Richard’s life was his family. He loved doting on his 4 grandchildren. He always had the grandkids out helping him mow the lawn and take care of the gardening. He showed the kids how to fix their bikes and how to plant trees. Richard is gone from this Earth but he will never be forgotten. Richard is survived by his wife of 40 years Stephanie. His 3 children Tyrone (Kim) Moffitt and their two daughters Madison and Lauryn, Kevin Moffitt, and Michelle (Jason) Fisher and their two children Tyler and Brittany. His brother Tom (Cindy) Moffitt and sister Rhonna (Gary) Hemm. His 6 neices and nephews Rudy, Mike, Jessica, Brandon, Carrie, Chuck. And a countryside of friends.Richard is preceded in death by his parents Everett and Debbie Moffitt. A memorial service will be held to honor Richard’s life on Monday, December 29, 2014. Visitation will be from 5-7pm at Conley Funeral Home, 116 w, Pierce, Elburn, IL. A private family service will follow visitation. MEMORIAL In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Richard’s name. Checks may be made to the "Richard Moffitt Memorial" and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at

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