Richard A. Annis


Richard A. Annis, 60, passed June 9, 2020 in his home, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Rick was born on Dec. 11, 1959 in Racine, Wis., son of Donald and Aileen (Griffin) Annis.

Rick enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, gambling, cooking, playing pool, and was a great storyteller. He was an avid Packer fan and had a witty and fun sense of humor, very generous, with a passion to watch people work. Rick married his beloved wife Lyn on July 11, 1981 in Racine, Wis. A member of Local 19 Heat and Frost Insulator since 1978; he worked for the Byron Nuclear Plant as a Maintenance Mod Contractor for 40 years before retiring in June of 2018.

He is survived by his wife Lyn Annis; children Nicholas, Nathan (fiancée Courtney Baxter) and Matthew; siblings Joan (Terry) Kerr, Jeri Therkelsen, Jim (Carol) Annis, Russ (Karla) Annis, Leslie (Bob) Rasmussen; brother in laws Scott Christensen and Jeff (Bonnie) Christensen. He is predeceased by his parents.

Due to Covid-19 a private service were streamed 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at with access code 810 290 6045. Memorials may be made to Serenity Hospice, All Saints Lutheran Church in Byron, Illinois, or Dark Horse Lodge in Tennessee. Arrangements entrusted to Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, 1860 S. Mulford Rd., Rockford, IL 61108. – Share memories or online condolences at