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Rick Ferguson

April 30, 1962 ~ December 1, 2019 (age 57)


Rick Ferguson, 57 passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019 at OSF Medical Center in Peoria. He was born April 30, 1962 in Peoria, Illinois to Charles and Judy (DeArcos) Ferguson.  

Surviving are his two brothers, Randel Guerrero and Garrot Ferguson both of Peoria; stepsister Amber (Dave) Larson of Elmwood; stepbrother Ronnie Snare of Elmwood; and his dear friend Jeff Beason. His parents, one sister Terry Lee, stepmother Janet Ferguson and stepbrother Robert Snare also preceded him in death.

Rick worked at NPC of Mid-America ending there as a Collections Supervisor until its closing and concurrently at St. Andrews Episcopal Church serving as Organist.  He then continued his Music Ministry at St. Philomena Church as Organist and for the last several years there also as Choir Director.

Rick's passion was without a doubt his music.  He had been a member of the American Guild of Organists. He was also an Aquarium hobbyist and gifted at raising beautiful African Violet Plants.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A Memorial Mass will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 21, 2019, at St. Philomena Catholic Church in Peoria.  Fr. David Richardson will celebrate the Mass. There will be no visitation.  In lieu of flowers the family asks that Donations be made to any of the following organizations, The American Kidney Fund, The American Diabetes Association or The American Heart Association. To share a memory or send a condolence for his family, visit Ricks full obituary can be viewed at




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Memorial Mass
December 21, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Philomena Catholic Church (Peoria)

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