Richard Fell Obituary (2022) – Aledo, IL


Richard B. Fell

February 6, 1940 – April 4, 2022

Richard B. Fell, 82 of Aledo, died Monday, April 4, 2022 at Mercer Manor. He was born on February 6, 1940 in Aledo, Illinois to Lewis and Dora Davison Fell. Rich graduated from Aledo High School in 1958. He served in the US Army Reserves. He married Sonjia L. Nimrick on March 5, 1965 at New Windsor Presbyterian Church.

Rich worked with his brother and father at Fell Standard Station in Aledo until 1965. He was then employed at Continental Telephone Company in Aledo for over 40 years, retiring in 2007.

He was a member of Aledo United Methodist Church, the Fall Creek Rangers Gun Club, and a former member of Aledo Moose Lodge. Rich was a car enthusiast, having been a member of the Evil Angels Car Club and the Nightcrawlers Car Club. Rich always said “I’ll buy, sell, trade or trade anything”.

Survivors include his wife, Sonjia; two daughters, Rae Beth (Patrick) Lower of Fulton, Illinois; Rebecca (Blake) Fell Ranshaw of Hampstead, North Carolina; four grandchildren, Patrick, Paige, Noah and Jacob; one sister, Jeanne Brayman of Aledo; two sisters-in-law, Nena (Phil) Visser of Andover, Illinois; Daleen Nimrick of Woodhull; three brothers-in-law, Dennis (Ruby) Nimrick; Larry Anderson, both of New Windsor, Illinois; Steve (Sonia) Nimrick of Silvis, Illinois; several nieces and nephews.

His parents predeceased him; one sister, Janice; one brother, Gerald; two nephews, Andrew Brayman and Todd Nimrick; a sister-in-law, Sandy Anderson and two brothers-in-law, Bub and Marvin Nimrick.

Services are at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Aledo United Methodist Church. Private burial will take place at a later date. Visiting hours are from 9:00 a.m. until time for church services where memorials can be made to Aledo United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association. Fippinger Funeral Home is making arrangements and online condolences can be made at

Published by The Rock Island Dispatch Argus on April 10, 2022.


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