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Richard E. Wiers

Richard went to be with the Lord surrounded by family Thursday, May 10, 2018 in Battle Creek.

He was born June 26, 1928 in Kalamazoo the son of Harold and Dora (Hamacher) Wiers. Richard proudly served his country in the US Navy during WWII. For many years he had worked for General Motors until his retirement in 1991.

In his free time he enjoyed dancing, roller skating, singing karaoke, bird watching, growing roses, playing cribbage and following the Detroit Tigers and NASCAR. Richard loved his family very much especially his grandchildren. He had been a member of the Comstock VFW and a life member of the Delton VFW Post #422.

In 1947 he married Frances Smith, they were together for 20 years. On May 19, 1973 he married Joan Hill who passed away in 2008.

Surviving are his children, Mary (Jim) Bouwer of Kalamazoo, Larry (Judy) Wiers of Galesburg and John (Shani) Wiers of Kalamazoo; 7 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Gary Wiers and siblings, Barb Thiel, Donna Haggerman and Don Wiers.

Friends may visit with Richard’s family from 2-4 P.M., Monday, May 14, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Military Honors by Otsego VFW Post #3030.

Contributions in memory of Richard may be made to the

Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Lynn Perez

May 10, 2018 at 8:15 pm

Such a wonderful grandpa! I remember going to his house with my cousins riding bikes and playing with the neighbor kids. We had so much fun at his house and were always laughing. I don’t remember a day that I spent at his house when I wasn’t laughing. Great times with grandpa I’ll miss him. He was always such a caring, kind, loving grandpa. I love you very much!


Chris C

May 12, 2018 at 8:32 am

I would like to express my deepest sympathy to family and friends. May all of your good memories be greater than your sadness during this difficult time. (Isaiah 25:8)


Cindy Thiel Balombini

May 14, 2018 at 8:20 am

My condolences go out to family and friends at this time of loss and sorrow. Uncle Dick will be missed by many who loved him dearly.


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