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Richard D. Sveen

May 9, 1937 - January 25, 2021

Richard D. Sveen Richard D. Sveen
    January 29, 2021 | 10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Friday
  • Yurs Funeral Home St. Charles
  • Funeral
  • January 29, 2021 | 1:00 P.M. Friday
  • St. Mark's Lutheran Church 101 S. 6th Ave St. Charles
  • Burial Location
    Private Wheaton Cemetery

Richard David Sveen, age 83, passed into eternity on January 25, 2021.  A resident of Elgin, Illinois, Dick was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 9, 1937 to Sigrid and Earl Sveen. Dick was the youngest of three boys and is preceded in death by his parents and oldest brother Jerry Sveen.

Dick is survived by his wife Maridee, three children Rick, Cindy, and Jonathan, five grandchildren, brother Don, many nieces and nephews, and great-uncle and great-great uncle to many more.

Dick graduated from Washburn High School in Minneapolis in 1955, served with honor in the US Army, and then graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in general business.  He went on to have a successful career in financial services and commercial real estate.

Dick will be deeply missed for his compassionate heart, his mechanical magic, and his commitment to family and friends.

A celebration of Dick’s life will be held Friday, January 29, 2021 at Yurs Funeral Home in St. Charles, Illinois at 10:30 AM, followed by a memorial service at 1:00 PM at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.


Reverend Dr. David Ritt from Aurora, IL

"A wonderful Christian man married to a wonderful Christian woman, both so active in worshiping regularly and supporting Christ's holy Church. So many people loved your husband, Maridee, as they love you and support you with their prayers during your bereavement. Carol and I are among those who remember Richard so warmly and his always kind words to me when I served as guest pastor at St. Mark. Richard's faithfulness to his Savior will be rewarded with a heavenly place to worship even more gloriously than he did while blessed here on earth. Resurrection to eternal life is a promise and will be fulfilled, Maridee, and some day all believers like us will have a wonderful reunion with family, patriarchs, prophets, evangelists, apostles, and all the wonderful church people we've known over the years. Carol and I shed tears for you and wish we could be with you to give you a hug. That time will be coming and we await to do that. REQUISCAT IN PACE, Richard. Rest in peace+ and may light perpetual shine on you! Pastor and Carol"

Rick and Sallie Willing from Bartlett, IL

"We were saddened to hear of Dick's death. May God give you peace and comfort during the days and weeks ahead. He was a true Christian gentleman and graced St. Mark's with his presence. Maridee, thank you such much for your service at St. Mark's with Dick Sallie and I will be praying that God will shower you with his love. We regret that we can not honor Dick on Friday due to Sallie's surgery. Blessings"

Jeff windett from Cape Coral , FL

"My condolences to Dicks family, it was always a pleasure to see Dick on construction site. Always like showing him the progress. We had a common bond with talk about our dogs. Rest In Peace friend. Jeff"

Barbara Telfer from Geneva, IL

"I am sorry for your loss, Maridee. May God’s peace abide in you in the love shown by those who come beside you in this time of sorrow."

Gerry Stevens from Sugar Grove, IL

"To all who mourn the loss of Dick, I give thanks for his contribution to the well being of St. Mark's church family. He will be missed but not forgotten. Blessings to all."

Marlene Rosenberg from Burr Ridge, IL

"Maradee, please accept my sympathy. I have so many good memories of our times together that I will always cherish. All my best to you - let's keep in touch."

Brenda Sveen-Foster from Antioch, CA

"Dear Aunt Maridee, I am so sorry to hear that uncle Dick had been ill and of his passing. He always brought much happiness and laughter into our lives and had a wonderful sense of humor and a smile that never quit! When we were young and living in Minneapolis, Friday nights were always special as we would all gather at auntie Marge and uncle Don's home for Friday night dinner, along with grandma and grandpa and watch The Flintstones and The Jetsons and have Jiffy Pop popcorn. Ricky and Cindy were very young then, not yet in school. I distinctly remember that uncle Dick always kept us kids laughing! Memories are very special. I want to thank you for mentioning my beautiful dad in uncle's obituary...he used to tell me that he and uncle had some "real brotherly fights" growing up...a home full of boys is bound to have some sooner or later, but the love was always there! Thank you for everything and may God be with you and Bless you always...with much love, Brenda"

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