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Rick Zindars

September 15, 1963 ~ July 11, 2022 (age 58)


Richard 'Rick' Eugene Zindars, Jr. 58, of Mahomet, Illinois, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on July 11, 2022.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving parents, Richard 'Dick' and Dianne Zindars of Mahomet, IL., Sister, Marcy (Greg) Hall, of Mahomet, IL.  Wife, Tara Zindars, of Mahomet, IL.   Children Heather Zindars, of Bell Buckle, TN., Ryan (Samantha) Zindars of Shelbyville, TN., Samantha Zindars of Heyworth, IL., Shylar Zindars, of Mahomet, IL. and Shaunie Zindars, Urbana, IL. and Bentley W.P. Zindars, Mahomet, IL. Step-children- Kristopher Smith, Oregon, Kolby Strebin, Florida, Grandchildren, Hayden, Braxten, Emryn, Emmet, Barrett, John Kyle, Raelynn, and Tinley-Rain. Niece Chelsie (Ryan) Elmer and Nephew Grayson (Jenna) Hall.

Rick was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Raymond and Frances Pasley and paternal grandparents, Carl and Oda Zindars. 

Born on September 15, 1963.  Rick was affectionately known as Ricky, Ricky Z, Pappy, PawPaw, Hillbilly and Baloo. 

Rick lived his entire life in Champaign County. He was a practical joker with a generous heart of gold, never hesitating to help people out. Because he was a big kid at heart, his children, niece, nephew, and grandchildren adored him.  He was known for his “bear hugs” and never hesitated to let the people he was closest to know that he loved them. Whatever he set his mind to he was determined to get done; and it was amazing the things his mind could create. He was the self-proclaimed “jack of all trades, master of none” and his handiwork can be seen all throughout the Champaign County area.

Rick started working construction at age 15.  Once he started working, it was rare for him to take a day off. When he did take time off, his favorite place to go was The Family Cabin in The North Woods.  He hoped to retire there someday.  Most recently, Rick worked for Hall Construction, where he prided himself in working as many hours per week as his “boss” and best friend/brother-in-law would let him.  He was always first to arrive and last to leave. 

Rick graduated from Mahomet-Seymour High School in 1981 and was a member of Mahomet Christian Church. 

The Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00pm on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at Grace Church (800 W. Oak St.) in Mahomet.  The funeral will be held at 1:00pm on Friday July 15 at Grace Church, with Pastor Mike Case officiating.  In accordance with family wishes, he will be cremated after the service.

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July 14, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Grace Church
800 West Oak Street
Mahomet, IL 61853

Funeral Service
July 15, 2022

1:00 PM
Grace Church
800 West Oak Street
Mahomet, IL 61853

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