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Ronald Richards

January 7, 1934 — August 13, 2017

Ronald Richards


Ronald Edward Richards
1934 - 2017

Ronald Edward Richards, age 83, of Baraga passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Hanson 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.



Carol A. Richards
1936 - 2016

Carol A. Richards, age 79, of Baraga passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Houghton County Medical Care Facility, Hancock, MI. She was born in L’Anse on May 15, 1936, the daughter of the late Edwin and Martha (Partanen) Karvonen. Carol attended school in Baraga and L’Anse and graduated from L’Anse High School in 1954. She married Ronald E. Richards on June 19, 1954 in L’Anse. She was a member of the L’Anse Baptist Church. Carol enjoyed making baby/Barbie clothes, baking, sewing and cake decorating. She was an avid reader.

Carol is survived by her loving husband Ronald of Baraga, children Susan (Daryl) Bickell of Hawaii, Beth (Robert) Bobnock of Channing, MI, Debra (Marc) Wilson of Cheswick, Pa, Jeanne Grandy of Loganville, GA, Barbara (Kru) Olsen of Chamblee, GA, 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, Isabella, Sierra, Marley and Reagan, brothers Wayne (Pat) Karvonen of Arnheim, Robert Karvonen of L’Anse and Michael “Mike” (Ellen) Karvonen of Nisula. Numerous nieces, nephews and other family members also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Dennis, 1 sister, her brother David and her son-in-law Gordon.

Funeral services for Carol were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse with Pastor Jerry Bishop officiating. The family greeted friends at the funeral chapel on Saturday from 12 noon until the time of the service. Immediately following the funeral service, the family invited friends to join them for fellowship and a luncheon at the L’Anse Baptist Church.



Visitation

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM ,Friday, August 18, 2017
L'Anse Baptist Church
1064 N. Main Street L'Anse, MI, MI 49946

Funeral Service

1:00 PM ,Friday, August 18, 2017
L'Anse Baptist Church
1064 N. Main Street L'Anse, MI 49946

Committal Service

Friday, August 18, 2017
Baraga, Michigan
430 US-41 , MI 49908




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