Richard W. Buchek, 69, of Mount Olive, passed away at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, April 14, 2016 .
He was born May 22, 1946, in Granite City, the son to the late Steven and Josephine (Slecka) Buchek.
Richard was a U.S. Navy veteran. After his service, he was a steel worker for 40 years. He was a member of the AmVets and a lifetime member of the NRA. Richard loved being outdoors, hunting, fishing and gardening in his flower beds. He was also a baseball fan.
Survivors include two sons, Derrick S. Buchek and Kevin R. Buchek; a brother, Raymond Buchek; and a sister, Joann (Bill) Gushluff.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, April 18, 2016, at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at St. Mary’s in Madison. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Edwardsville.
Online information and guestbook may be found at www.wojstrom.com.