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Richard Ted Erler

November 29, 1932 December 11, 2017
Richard Ted Erler
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Obituary for Richard Ted Erler

Richard T. Erler
Of Arlington Heights

Richard T. Erler was born on November 29, 1932 in Terre Haute, Indiana to Jerry and Ruth (nee Hammelmann) Erler. He died Monday, December 11, 2017 at Northwest Community Hospital.

Due to his father’s occupation, Richard was raised in Mexico City, Brazil, Cuba, and Argentina and was fluent in Spanish. He had a long career as a bank officer and had been employed with Irving Park, Deerfield, O’Hare, Plum Grove, and First National Bank of Arlington Heights before retiring. During his retirement he worked as a crossing guard at Olive Mary Stitt, Patton and Thomas Middle School.

Richard was a member of the Rolling Meadows Chamber of Commerce and volunteered at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library teaching reading and English as a second language. He enjoyed playing basketball, especially when he lived abroad, tennis, and golf.

Richard is survived by his children, Richard K. Erler, Ruy W. Erler, Timothy (Christina) Erler, and Thomas (Rosemary) Erler; his grandchildren, Adam (Samantha) Erler, Jessica (Tyler) Howland, Natalie Erler, Elizabeth Erler, Carmela (Mike) Linker, Bobby (Coreane) Mangione, and Michael (Brianne) Mangione; and great-grandchildren, Margaret, Michael, Billy, Mary, Robby, and Nate.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Mary Jean (Mulrooney) Erler; and by his parents.

His family will receive guests 11:00 am until 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, Illinois. Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Les Turner ALS Foundation, 5550 W. Touhy Avenue, Suite 302, Skokie, IL, 60677.

Funeral Information and condolences can be given at or (847) 253-0168.

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Memorial Visitation




11:00 AM 12/17/2017 11:00:00 AM - 2:00 PM 12/17/2017 2:00:00 PM
Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.

1520 N. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.
1520 N. Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights 60004 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Les Turner ALS Foundation

5550 W. Touhy Avenue
Suite 302
Skokie, IL 60677

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