Richard L. McCauslin


LAKE VILLA, Ill. — Richard L. McCauslin, 72, of Lake Villa, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.

He was born to Gloria and the late Robert McCauslin in Chicago on Nov. 22, 1945.

Richard was a proud member of the United States Marine Corps, serving three tours during the Vietnam War. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal for his service from 1970 to 1971 and was awarded two Purple Hearts.

Richard was undoubtedly an excellent father, a loving husband, caring big brother, and fabulous uncle. He was kind and giving, often going out of his way to help anybody and everybody, especially his children. He made sure to attend any event he could so he could be as supportive as possible.

Richard “Uncle Icky” cared for his nieces and nephews as if they were his own.

He was an animal lover, a sportsman, and a big Green Bay Packers fan. As a military history buff, he was a walking encyclopedia of historical facts and knowledge.

Richard was an avid collector of guns and knives and had a special ritual of gifting everyone to join the family their first knife.

He is survived by his dear wife of 38 years, Cheryl; sons, Jason (Elizabeth) Mauro, Jeffery (JoAnne) Mauro, and Kevin (Anna) McCauslin; grandchildren, Jacob, Athena, Cora, Ingrid, and Edith; sisters, Roberta (Herb) Samme, Donna (Fred) Scholpp, Kathi (Don) Bandur, and Candy Lawson; and his many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Memorial visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Ringa Funeral Home, 122 South Milwaukee Ave., Lake Villa, IL 60046.

The service will begin at 7:30 p.m., with military honors to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made directly to the family.