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Richard "Dick" Richards

Obituary for Richard "Dick" Richards

June 4, 1935 - September 4, 2016
Mesa, Arizona | Age 81


Richard D. "Dick" Richards,. age 81 of Mesa, AZ, formerly of Adrian died Sunday September 4, 2016, at his daughter`s home in Mesa.
Dick was born June 4, 1935, in Adrian, MI to Harrison and Esther (Blaker) Richards. He was a member of the 1954 graduating class of Adrian High School. After graduation he served in the U. S Army with the 82nd and 11th Airborne Divisions. On September 15, 1962, he married Gertrude Kolinski in Toledo, OH and she preceded him in death on November 28, 1998. Dick retired from General Motors.
Surviving Dick is his daughter, Victoria (Robert) Niess, 3 grandchildren; Tiffany, Krista and Rob Niess; and one sister Charlotte (Ronald ) Hoeft. In addition to his wife, Gertrude, Dick was preceded in death by five brothers Mahlon, Russell, Roger, George, and Dorman; one sister Mabel McAdam, and also a dear friend and companion of over 12 years, Donna Sager.
Visitation for Dick will be Friday, September 9, 2016, from 11:00 am until 12:45 pm at the Anderson Funeral Home in Adrian. The funeral service will be Friday at 1pm at Anderson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Adrian. You may send condolences to the family at


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Adrian, MI 49221

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