|Richard "Red" S. Josephson, 85, of Galesburg, formerly of Williamsfield, passed away at 1:55 PM, Friday, September 14, 2012 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, September 19 at the Williamsfield Methodist Church. Pastor Jennifer Seder will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 18 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Rux Funeral Home in Williamsfield. Burial will be in Williamsfield Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Williamsfield Methodist Church.
He was born March 13, 1927 in Kewanee, the son of Sherman and Augusta (Theesfeld) Josephson. He married Ruth E. Knight on October 17, 1948 in Brimfield, IL. She preceded him in death on November 11, 2001. Also preceding him were his parents, three sons, Richard Jr., Randall and Roderick "Rick" Josephson, a great grandchild and one sister. He is survived by a daughter, Robin (Wayne) Helenthal of Normal, IL, two sons, Roger Josephson of Colorado Springs, CO and Ronald (Chris) Josephson of Williamsfield, thirteen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, a sister, Marian (George) Fidler of Wyoming, IL and two brothers, Robert and Russell Josephson, both of Galesburg.
Red attended school in Williamsfield and had worked at Caterpillar for 38 and a half years retiring in 1990. He was a member of the Williamsfield Methodist Church where he had served on the church board and various committees. He had also been a member of the Galesburg Noon Lions Club, Farmington Moose Lodge, Local 974 and Caterpillar Retirees.