Richard W. "Dick" Bianco

August 14, 1946 ~ September 10, 2018 (age 72)

Richard W. “Dick” Bianco, 72 of Staunton, IL passed away at his residence on Monday, September 10, 2018. Born August 14, 1946 in Litchfield, IL he was a son of the Late Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Bianco. He married Rena L. Tretter on December 3, 1962 in Carlinville, IL and she survives. He worked as an Operator at Shell Oil Company in Roxana, IL for 27 years. Dick was a member of Net Community Church of Staunton and a past member of the Staunton Volunteer Fire Department.

He is survived by his Wife, Rena L. Bianco of Staunton, IL; 3 Children, Lori (Robert) Semanik of Staunton, IL; Anthony “Tony” (Abby) Bianco of Staunton, IL; and Jennifer (David) Gerdes of Staunton, IL; 6 Grandchildren, Cody (Deanna) Gerdes, Paige (Matt) Hanks, Stephanie (Desiree) Semanik; Devin Gerdes; Christian Semanik; & Kaley Rose Augustine-Bianco; 3 Great Grandchildren, Adelynn & Alyssa DeLong, Raylan Gerdes & a 4th Great Grandchild on the way, Dominic Richard Gerdes; 1 Brother, James A. Bianco Sr of Staunton, IL; 1 Sister, Rose Ann Fox of Mt. Olive, IL; 1 Sister-in-law, Betty Hochmuth of Freer, TX. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Besides his parents, Dick was preceded in death by 1 Brother, Robert Katzmarek; his Father-in-law & Mother-in-law, Tony & Katherine Tretter; 1 Brother-in-law, Fred Hochmuth.

Private Family services will be held later. Memorials are suggested to Net Community Church of Staunton, Adopt-A-Pet of Benld, or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Donations may be made to:


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Net Community Church Net Community Church
1255 S. Hackman St., Staunton IL 62088

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