Richard was born April 11, 1923 in Montpelier, VT, and passed away on February 12, 2013 at the age of 89. He was married to Elsie Ruth Bolduan for 63 years, who preceded him in death October 10, 2010. Richard served as a machinist on the USS Stockton in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from his job as a diesinker at Oldsmobile Forge Plant in Lansing in 1981. He was an avid hunter and traveled around Michigan and other states in pursuit of this passion. He also dedicated much time to the National Wild Turkey Federation toward promoting wild turkey habitat in Michigan. He was an active member of St. Casimir Catholic Church, had been a Eucharistic Minister, a Lector, and for more than 40 years was well known as the “coleslaw king” at the Lenten Fish Fries.
Richard is survived by his five children; Richard (Evelyn), Gerry, Dan, Larry (Cathy), and Linda Argiris (Michael); eight grandchildren, Jack, Amy, Kelly, Michael, Brian, Kevin, Jennay and Jillian; and five great grandchildren.
Visitations will be held Friday February 15, 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm at Palmer Bush and Jensen Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel, 520 E. Mt. Hope, Lansing, MI and Saturday from 10:00 am until service time at the church. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:oo am on Saturday, February 16, at St. Casimir Catholic Church, 815 Sparrow Ave, Lansing, with Rev. Fr. Bill Lugger as celebrant. A rosary will be prayed Friday evening at 7:00 pm at the Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Eaton Community Palliative Care and Hospice, 2675 S. Cochran , Charlotte, MI 48813. Friends may send an online condolence to the family at www.palmerbush.com.