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Richard Filz

d. November 9, 2011


Richard Phillip Tiny Filz, age 76, of Wayland, MO, died Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.

Tiny was born November 30, 1934 in Keokuk, IA, a son of Phillip Edward and Marguerite Schmid Filz.

He married Marsha Pat Hornung on April 18, 1957 in Perry, MO.

Survivors include his wife, Pat, of Wayland, MO; a son, Mike Hornung and his wife, Norma, of Kahoka, MO; one daughter, Cathy Smith and her husband, Terry, of Quincy, IL; three grandchildren: Jennifer (Mrs. Jason) Foxall of Taylor, MO, Michael Hornung (Tatia Davis) of Keokuk, IA, and Amanda Kirchner (Jason Lubbert) of Quincy, IL; four great grandchildren: Nick Bennett, Kayla and Dakota Sherwood and Leah Lubbert; three great-great grandchildren; twin brother, Robert (Edith) Filz of Bowen, IL; two sisters, Phyllis Burke of Keokuk, IA and Joanne (Mrs. Karl) Hopson of Erie, IL; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Mary Ellen Hitz of Kahoka, MO, Charles Neves of southern MO, Danny Dieterich of Keokuk, IA and Betty Nokes of Quincy, IL; as well as several nieces and nephews and their families.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Alan Peanut Filz; and sister, Vera


Tiny was a 1952 graduate of Wayland High School. He had been employed 43 years at Roquette at his retirement.

He was a member of St. Martha's Catholic Church in Wayland, MO. Tiny enjoyed daily visits and comparing stories with his buddies at the station in Wayland which was jokingly referred to as the office. He was an avid gardener and Nascar fan (especially of Mark Martin). He loved to read and would read the papers each day front to back in order to keep up on current events. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 10 a.m. at St. Marthas Catholic Church in Wayland, MO with Rev. Paul Hartley officiant. Burial followed in the Frazee Cemetery, rural Alexandria, MO.

Visitation was held at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka after noon on Friday with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.

Memorials were suggested to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.

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