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A. Richard "Dick" Tinder
(March 2, 1941 - February 17, 2013)

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A. Richard

CHARLESTON, IL – Richard “Dick” Tinder, age 71 of Charleston and formerly of Cumberland County, passed away while at Hilltop Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Sunday, February 17, 2013, following a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease.  Visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday evening, February 21, 2013 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Adams Funeral Chapel in Charleston.  Masonic Services will be conducted at the close of visitation by members and guests of Hutton Masonic Lodge #698 A.F. & A.M.   Memorial Services honoring and celebrating his life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 22, 2013 at the funeral chapel with Reverend Ray Roberts officiating.  It is requested that memorial gifts in his honor be made to the Hutton Masonic Lodge #698 for their Building Fund.  Gifts may be left on the memorial table at the visitation or service, or mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.  He was born Albert Richard Tinder on March 2, 1941 in North Henderson, Illinois, a son of the late Carl and Lilly (Frazer) Tinder.  He married Susan Rodgers on December 2, 1960 in Mattoon and they have shared fifty-two years of marriage and friendship.  In addition to his loving and devoted wife Susan, Dick is survived by three children, Susy Horn and husband Steve of Ft. Myers, Florida (formerly of Charleston), Mark Tinder and wife Cassandra of Lerna and Becky Burger and husband Bert of Philipsburg, Pennsylvania; thirteen grandchildren, Eric Miller, Jessica Matthews, Tyler Horn and Jaymie Ryan all of Charleston; Andy Horn and Corey Martin, both of Colorado, Chris Storm, Nick Storm and Autumn Risinger all of Mattoon, Spencer Tinder and Blake Tinder, both of Arizona and Robbie Burger and Rachel Burger, both of Philipsburg; several great-grandchildren; a sister Beverly Peters of Delaware; a brother Jim Tinder and wife Linda of Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.  Dick and Susan lived in Cumberland County for many years where he owned the Montgomery Ward Catalog and Appliance Store in Greenup and was also the owner of Tinder’s Rubber Stamps and Engraving, a family business that his son Mark now owns and operates.  He was a member of the Greenup United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir; a member of the Hutton Masonic Lodge #698 A.F. & A.M.; Valley of Danville Scottish Rite; the Ansar Shrine; and an honorary member of the Toledo Masonic Lodge #834 A.F. & A.M.  Dick’s hobbies kept him busy and that suited him well.  He enjoyed being outdoors and was an avid fisherman and a gardener.  He was a skilled woodworker and was known for his wooden clocks as well as his remodeling of several homes.  Dick always thought the homes in which he lived needed remodeling as well as those of his family!  Dick never knew a stranger and was truly a joy to be around.  He made friends easily and he could tell a story better than anyone - his sense of humor always brought a smile to others.  Friday nights were reserved for going out to eat with good friends followed by a fun-filled evening of games or cards.  He enjoyed being with his family and they have many fond memories of camping trips and traveling together.  He was a loving husband and a supportive and devoted father and grandfather.  His fun-loving spirit which touched and lifted the hearts of his family and friends will always be remembered and embraced through their many fond memories.Click here to view Dick's memorial video.

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