In memoriam of Ronald Edward Richards, 01/07/1934-08/13/2017

Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, The Boyd Chapel

In memoriam of Ronald Edward Richards, 01/07/1934 - 08/13/2017

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Ronald Edward Richards, age 83, of Baraga passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Hospice Center, Lincoln Township in the care of his family. He was born in L'Anse on January 7, 1934, the son of the late R. James and Dorothy F. (Pratt) Richards. Ron attended L'Anse High School and graduated in 1952. He went on to receive a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Northern Michigan University. Ron was a elementary school teacher with the L'Anse Public Schools and retired in 1989. On June 19, 1954 he married Carol Alice Karvonen and she preceded him in death on January 19, 2016.

Ron is survived by his children: Susan (Daryl) Bickell of Hawaii, Beth Richards of Channing, MI, Debra (Marc) Wilson of Cheswick, Pa, Jeanne Grandy of Loganville, GA, Barbara (Kru) Olsen of Beaufort, SC, Mary DeRuiter of Durand, MI and Timothy "Tim" (Sherri) Richards of Benton Harbor, MI; grandchildren: Christopher, Marsha, Pamela, Steven, Cedric, Sarah, Becky, Robert, Aimee, Heather and Laura; great grandchildren: Julie, Courtney, Hunter, Cody, Tyler, Damien, Zane, Oliver, Griffin, Isabella, Sierra, Marley and Reagan. He was also preceded in death by a son, Dennis, two brothers, Bill Richards and James "Budd" Richards and a son-in-law, Gordon.

Funeral services for Ron will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, August 18, 2017 at L'Anse Baptist Church, 1064 N. Main Street,L'Anse with Pastor Jerry Bishop officiating. The family will greet friends at the church on Friday from 11 am until the time of the service. Immediately following the committal service at Baraga Cemetery, the family invites friends to join them for fellowship and a luncheon at the church. Online condolences accepted at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Pike Funeral and Cremation Service, The Boyd Chapel, Bridgman, Michigan.

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