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John "Jack" Richards

June 15, 1922 April 6, 2015
John "Jack" Richards
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Obituary for John "Jack" Richards

John �Jack� Richards, passed away in the care of his family April 6, 2015 at the age of 92.

Born June 15, 1922 in Laurium, Michigan, Jack was one of 7 children born to parents Hazel (Clark) and Hiram Richards. Jack was preceded in death by his grandson, Tyler Richards, his siblings, and his parents.

At the age of 20, Jack joined and proudly served in the United States Marine Corps at Midway Island. A favorite memory was escorting Betty Hutton around the island when she was entertaining the troops. He returned to Michigan to develop a successful residential construction company. Jack was a man who was devoted to his family. He loved to laugh with his children and grand children, and earned the respect of all those around him with his attitude of quiet dignity. He loved playing cards, dancing, singing along with Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett, and watching old movies he had originally seen as an usher at the theater in Laurium. While living in Channing, MI, he was active in the Sportsman's Club, which he helped build after a fire destroyed the original building. He was an elder in the church, and helped with building repairs.

In addition to Ruby, his beloved wife of 49 years, Jack is survived by his children Deborah (Gerald) Emmer, Ronald Richards, Michael (Gail) Bailey, Susan (David) Anderson and Sheldon (Lauren McClenthan) Richards; 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Jack will be deeply missed by his family and friends who give thanks to God for his life among them.

Funeral Service will be held from Faith Lutheran Church, 3501 E. Highland Rd., Highland on Friday, April 10 at 11 AM. Pastor Terry Claus to officiate. Gathering at church half an hour prior to service. Burial and Honors at Great Lakes National Cemetery, 4200 Belford Rd, Holly, Holly on Monday, April 13 at 10 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials encouraged to: Wounded Warrior Project.

For further information call Lynch & Sons at 248.684.6645.

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