RICHARD D. CLUTE
CRYSTAL LAKE - Richard D. Clute, 79 of Crystal Lake, formerly of Elgin passed away peacefully on October 17, 2016 in his home. He was born on March 7, 1937 in Elgin, IL the son of Nelson and Mildred (Munch) Clute. Richard was a Veteran and served in the US Army. He was an insurance agent in the Elgin and Englewood, FL, areas for many years prior to retirement. Survivors include his wife: Barbara (Witz); his children: Mitchell, Jason (Michelle), and Vanessa Clute; Kathryn Schlueter and Michael Campbell; fifteen grandchildren; five great grandchildren; his sisters: Marilyn Ciaccio, Elaine Ostick, and Sandra Clute; along with many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother: Dewey Clute; a daughter: Jennifer Clute; and a son: Shannon Clute. Visitation will be held on Saturday October 22, 2016 from 1-3:00 PM at Laird Funeral Home, Elgin with the US Army presenting the Flag to the family ending the visitation. Memorials may be made to a charity of ones choice. For information, 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com .
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