Richard Ray Skarda, 70, of Aledo, died on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Trinity, Rock Island. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bewley Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Aledo. Visitation was 4 – 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Private family burial will be in the Aledo Cemetery with Military Honors by the Mercer County VFW Post 1571. Memorials may be given to the Richard Skarda memorial fund.