Glen R. (Dick) Bieber 74 of Lakewood, IL, passed away at 11:55 PM Sunday June 12, 2011 in Shelby Memorial Hospital in Shelbyville.
Dick was born April 2, 1937 in Cold Spring Twp., Shelby County, IL the son of Gordon and Vera Waddelow Bieber.
He married Mary Frances Gill on Jan. 12, 1967 in the Free Methodist Church in Shelbyville.
Dick was a life- long farmer who farmed his family farm and helped neighbors farm their land.Most recently, he assisted Larry Keown on his farm. While farming, he was employed by the Mueller Company for 35 years in Decatur, IL. He was a naturally gifted mechanic, who could fix any type offarm equipment. Dick restored and collected antique farm tractors. He was an outdoorsman, who loved to hunt and fish.
He was a member of the Lakewood United Methodist Church and Lakewood Township Board of Directors.
Dick graduated from Shelbyville High School.
He served his country in the United States Navy aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Intrepid.
Surviving are his wife, Mary; children: Janie Koester and husband Dan of Effingham, IL, Gene Bieber and wife Amanda of Tower Hill, IL and Sarah Huntley and husband Brian of Lake Villa, IL; grandchildren: Cody Koester, Kallie Koester, Danielle Bieber, Bryce Bieber and Kane Huntley, soon to be born; sisters: Lois Williams and husband Bob and Wilma Small and husband Harold both of Shelbyville and Carolyn Vieback of Pana, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Vera Bieber and an infant brother.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday June 16, 2011 in Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville.Pastor Lynette DeAtley will officiate.Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 PM Wednesday in the funeral home.Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville.The United States Flag will be presented to the family by the Shelby County Honor Guard.On line condolences may be made to the Family at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com