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Obituary of Richard Bukrey – Evanston, IL

Richard “Dick” R. Bukrey, 81, of Evanston, Illinois. Born June 26, 1941 in St. Paul, MN and passed away March 9, 2023 after a brief illness. Much loved husband of Frances, nee Collins, his wife of 58 years. He is also survived by his son, Christopher and daughter-in-law Sarah, nee Farrer, and his grandchildren, Iris and Emmett. He is also survived by his sister, Joan Bukrey, OSF and brother, James (Deb) Bukrey. In addition to the immediate family, other survivors include his uncle, Roger Gfrerer, his in-laws, Terry (Carol Miller) Collins, Elizabeth “Libby” Collins, Kevin (Linda Smith) Collins and Mary Cummins Collins, many nieces, nephews, cousins ​​and many friends. He is preceded in death by his son Jonathan, his parents, Raymond Bukrey and Evelyn Bukrey Garrett, and his sister, Elizabeth “Bette” Butler. Richard graduated from St. Mary’s College, Winona, MN and received his doctorate in physics from Wayne State University in Detroit. He was a professor of physics at Loyola University for many years and chairman of the Physics Department. Dick was a kind and gentle man who loved his life and loved his family dearly. Everyone loved him and he will be greatly missed. Private funeral and burial. In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation in Dick’s name to the charity of your choice. Arrangements: donnellanfuneral.com or (847) 675-1990