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Richard Cashmer

August 22, 1922 — March 1, 2016

Secor-Richard Daniel Cashmer, 93, of Normal, IL formerly of Secor, IL passed away at 9:49 am on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at his residence.

He was born on August 22, 1922 in Cornell, IL a son of Claud Ivan and Mabel Josephine Morris Cashmer. He married Margaret Faye Slauenwhite on June 2, 1945 in Barnstable, MA. She passed away in 1985.

Survivors include his children, Gary Arden Cashmer of Normal, IL; Beth Lynn (T.Z.) Mounts-Zemmel of Normal, IL; Kevin James Cashmer of Edwards, IL; Amy Sue (Frank) Pala of El Paso, IL; Mary Martha (Gary) Hinthorne of El Paso, IL; one brother, Phillip (Marian) Cashmer of Winterhaven, FL; one sister, Rosalie (Jim) Garretson of Pontiac, IL; one son-in-law, Joe Copeland of Normal, IL; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Anna Marie Copeland, and three sisters.

Richard had worked as a manager at South Gate Honda. He was a Navy veteran who served his country during WWII and was a member of the Normal American Legion #0635. He was also a Charter Member of the Bloomington/Normal Motorcycle Club.

He was a wonderful father and provider filled with talent and creativity. In his early years he raced midget cars, was a long haul trucker, owned/operated a Heating and Plumbing business with his father, was a brick-wheeler, owned/operated a filling station and garage, owned/operated a Snap On Tools franchise, and later in life was very involved in motorcycle sales and repair while managing Brown's Home and Auto, Capodice Suzuki, and South Gate Honda.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, March 7, 2016 at the Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso. Rev. Don Lybarger will officiate. Visitation will be held from 11-1 pm before the service at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be in Secor Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice of any local food pantry. Online condolences may be sent to


MAR 7. 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)

Ruestman-Harris - El Paso
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL 61738

Funeral Service

MAR 7. 1:00 PM (CST)

Ruestman-Harris - El Paso
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL 61738

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