Melvin Richard "Rick" Cothern, Jr., 56, of Ramsey, IL, died on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at His Home in Ramsey, IL.
Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Miller Funeral Home in Ramsey, IL with the Rev. Larry O'Dell officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Rural Ramsey, IL. Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Miller Funeral Home in Ramsey. Memorials: Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Rural Ramsey, IL. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.millerfh.net
He was born June 30, 1955, in Pana, IL, the Son of Melvin Richard and Rita Ilene (Otto) Cothern Sr. He married Marla Sue Brown on June 18, 1973 in Vandalia, IL, she passed away February 23, 1999. Rick was a Diesel Mechanic and through the years, had worked for Cothern's Allis Chalmers in Ramsey & Vandalia, Hoffman Imp. Ramsey, Shelby Farm Power and Grain Systems Inc. and a member of Pana Eagles Club.
He is survived by Son: Dustin Cothern & Melissa, Daughters: Dawn Dean & Steve and Rikki Woolard & Jack, all of Pana, IL. Brother: Barton Cothern, Ramsey, IL. Sisters: Susan Sneyd & Bob and Cindy Burdzilauskas & Scott both of Pana, IL. Grandchildren: Alex, Sierra, Gunnar, Jadyn and Parkir.
Rick is preceded in death by his Parents, Wife, Nephew: Joshua and Brother In-law: Tony