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Richard "Dick"  Louthan
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Richard “Dick” L. Louthan, age 66, of Mattoon passed away at 1:11 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2018 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Funeral services honoring his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Schilling Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Wolfe officiating. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the funeral home.

Dick was born on May 3, 1951 in Mattoon the son of Marion “Pee Wee” Richard and Alma Fern (Campbell) Louthan. He married the love of his life, JoAnne Kristine Arena on October 4, 1997.

Survivors include wife, JoAnne Kristine Arena Louthan of Mattoon, IL; sons, Shane Michael (Jamie) Louthan of Florida, Dustin Richard (Tori) Louthan of Mattoon, IL, Nicholas David (Mandy) Arena of Mattoon, IL; grandchildren, Kameron Louthan, Tyson Louthan, Dazin Louthan, Degin Louthan, Ethan Bahney, Ella Bahney, Nico Arena; great-grandchildren, Vann Louthan, sibilings, Jackie (David) Carso of Mattoon, IL, Mike (Brenda) Louthan of Florida, and Gary (Karen) Louthan of Mattoon, IL. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Carol Cole, and nephew, Chip Irons.
Dick retired from General Electric after more than thirty years of employment. He loved music and was an accomplished drummer and singer. He played in many local and traveling bands throughout the years. A few of those groups included American Tribute, Black Tie, and The Wanderers. In his younger years, Dick set track records at Jefferson Jr. High School that stood for many years. Later, he enjoyed racing and Hot Rods. Most of all, Dick loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Memorial donations in his honor are suggested to American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be expressed at or Schilling Funeral Home’s Facebook page.

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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Schilling Funeral Home

1301 Charleston Avenue
Mattoon, IL 61938

Funeral Service




11:00 AM
Schilling Funeral Home

1301 Charleston Avenue
Mattoon, IL 61938

Cemetery Details


Dodge Grove Cemetery

917 N. 22nd St.
Mattoon, IL 61938


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