Official Obituary of

Richard A. Yuhas

August 14, 1930 ~ March 30, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Richard Yuhas Obituary

  Richard A. “Dick” Yuhas, 93, of Streator passed away Saturday, March 30, 2024 at O.S.F. Center for Health – Streator. 

  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 5th at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Streator. Fr. Ignatio Cardenas will officiate.

  Visitation will be from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M. Thursday, April 4th at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.  Additional visitation will be from 9:30 A.M. until 10:30 A.M. Friday, April 5th at the funeral home.

  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Streator.  Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.

  Born August 14, 1930 in Streator he was the son of George and Veronica (Gaydos) Yuhas.  He married Betty L. Yeager on May 12, 1951 in Streator.  She preceded him in death on March 31, 2016.

  He is survived by sons, Richard A. “Ricky” Yuhas Jr. of Streator and Robert J. “Robbie” (Deb) Yuhas of St. Charles; a daughter, Janice (Terry Payton) Yuhas of Lithia, Florida; grandchildren, Sarah (Scott) Ahearn of Plainfield, Ryan Yuhas of Streator, Andrea (Mike Finnegan) Yuhas of Ottawa, Aaron (Leah) Yuhas of Streator, Alec (Mary) Yuhas of Ottawa, Alison (Mitch) McMeen of Morris, John (Brittany) Yuhas of Batavia, Zachary (Sarah) Yuhas of St. Charles and Trace (Elaina) Yuhas of Ottawa; and great grandchildren, Sadie Ahearn, Kole Yuhas, Breelyn McMeen and Beckham McMeen, Leo Yuhas, Lucy Yuhas, Ruby Yuhas, Cameron Yuhas, Cooper Yuhas and Scarlett Finnegan; step-grandchildren, Alexa (Brian) Zirko, Aaron Buresh, Zak Buresh and Mitzi (Mike) Baldwin; step-great grandchildren, Michael Stotts and Madelynn Baldwin.

  He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; a son, Ronald “Ronnie” Yuhas; sisters, Leona Sullivan, Mary Yedinak, Anne Hefler and Elsie Groene; and brothers, George, John, Louis and James Yuhas.

  Dick had a great zest for life and an incredible work ethic.  Born and raised in Streator he attended St. Stephen’s Grade School.  He left school after the 8th grade as the call to work was too strong. After several formative jobs he met the apple of his eye, Betty Yeager, while working at Illinois Valley Ice Cream.  They married on May 12th 1951 and together founded and ran Dick’s Floor Covering which still thrives and serves the community today. He and Betty lived the American dream. Dick was a gifted tradesman and entrepreneur. His grit was second to none and he never met a person without a big smile or a hug. As a husband, father, grandfather, and friend he left an indelible impact that we will carry through the rest of our lives

  He was a member of the former Immaculate Conception Church and currently belonged to St. Michael the Archangel Church.  He was also a member of the Streator Country Club, Msgr. George A. Dzuryo Knights of Columbus Council # 790 and the Streator Elk’s Club.

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  Memorials may be directed to the Ronald J. Yuhas Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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April 4, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Solon-Telford Funeral Home
301 S. Park St.
Str, IL 61364

April 5, 2024

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Solon-Telford Funeral Home
301 S. Park St.
Str, IL 61364

Mass of Christian Burial
April 5, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Michael the Archangel Parish Church
407 S. Park St.
Streator, IL 61364


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