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Richard K. Huff

Richard left his earthly home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Life Care Center in Plainwell.

He was born in Plainwell, on March 23, 1944, the son of John and Helen (Richards) Huff. Richard enjoyed attending Sunshine Camp, traveling, riding his bike, writing letters and making special handmade greeting cards and sending them to his friends. Before becoming a resident, he liked visiting the Life Care Center in Plainwell. He loved people and was friendly to everyone he came in contact with. Richard was a fantastic example of unconditional love, and will be lovingly remembered by all who knew him.

Richard loved his Lord and Savior and was a member of the Plainwell Church of Christ.

Surviving are his siblings, William Huff of Martin, David Huff of Bradley and Trudy (Ralph) Mead of Plainwell, several nieces and nephews and his many friends in Plainwell.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may visit with Richard’s family from 5-8 P.M., Friday, January 12, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A funeral service will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the Plainwell Church of Christ with Pastor Douglas E. Kranenburg officiating.

Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Wayland.

Contributions in memory of Richard may be made to the Plainwell Church of Christ.

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Rita Wooten

January 10, 2018 at 9:38 am

So sorry for Richard’s brothers and sisters and the AFC home where he lived. Prayers for you all.


Barry Cantrell

January 10, 2018 at 1:21 pm

I remember working with Rich and he was always a joy. I don’t recall him not smiling and saying word to make others feel well. I am certain he will be missed, but it so good to know he has reach his final goal the reward he so deserves because he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior. May those who. knew him be comforted by this truth.


Angel Clark

January 10, 2018 at 5:39 pm

Richard was a ray of sunshine and my dear friend when I worked at Big Top market. He used to bring me drawings he made. I will miss him dearly and cherish our talks.


Carolyn Jordan

January 10, 2018 at 5:46 pm

I always looked forward to running into Richard. He was always so sweet, so pure, so full of ALL the special things God gives His :chosen children”. I always walked away from him with a smile gently placed in my heart. May he rest in God’s loving arms for all eternity. May the love of God enfold his family & all who knew & loved Richard.


Dalene Anson

January 10, 2018 at 9:40 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. I wish I would have known he was at Lifecare! I would have visited him! My kids grew up visiting with Richard as he would walk by our house on Gilkey Street all the time. He was such a gentle soul. I remember him leaving hand made cards in our mailbox and the kids loved them. Whenever I would see him at Big Top he always asked me about my boys. He was such a loving human being. He will be missed.


Billy & Julie Shannon

January 10, 2018 at 9:56 pm

Richard was an amazing Man and called us on our home phone to talk quite often. He had a special place in his heart for our Daughter Sarah because she was born with a cleft like him and he would tell her all the time to make sure she had the surgery’s the Drs wanted her to have because he wasn’t able to like she was. Loved spending time with him at church and would go visit him with my Oldest Son Jamie that he loved talking to. He was simply the kindest Man ever!


April Mausolf

January 11, 2018 at 2:05 am

Richard was the most caring and sweetest man I’ve ever met. He cared so much about how others felt. If you were not feeling well he would give you a hug. I always welcomed his hugs because they would always make me feel good. So much to remember of how sweet he was. It saddens me he has left us. I know he is in a better place though. He will forever be in my heart.


Teri Hammond

January 11, 2018 at 7:22 am

Richard was such a sweet man to all he encountered! Loved seeing him ride his bike around town engaging with the locals. Heaven gained a true angel…the light of Christ was evident in him! Prayers to his family and friends.


Sandy Scott

January 11, 2018 at 3:18 pm

Richard was an easy person to love. I will really miss him. You could fill a stadium with all the people that care about him. I’m sorry for the Family’s loss.


Ellen Carpenter

January 11, 2018 at 4:16 pm

I met Richard when he was visiting at Life Care. My mother was a resident and she was so happy to see Richard. She remembered him from the Plainwell community. He was a ray of sunshine to many people and could always make you smile. Rest in Peace.


Rebecca Armstrong

January 12, 2018 at 12:38 am

I met Richard at Camp Sunshine where he was one popular camper. One year Richard and I were paired as camper/counselor. What a blast we had! We even got married on stage at the talent show. His sweet disposition and love of life were sure signs that he was one of God’s special children….and a special gift to all who knew him


David Angel

January 12, 2018 at 6:22 pm

I am honored to have known Richard the past 10 years. He was such a sweet, happy and loving person. He greeted everyone with a smile. He was so weak the last time we visited him. However, he is in a much better place with his Lord.



January 13, 2018 at 5:28 am

such a sweet soul… always a smile..he had the gift of gab. met Richard when his mom, Helen and my mom was in Life Care.. RIP Richard…


Walt and Sue Rickli

January 13, 2018 at 8:13 am

Richard holds a special place in our hearts. He was always ready with a hug. Our boys bowled at Plainwell on Saturday morning and Richard was there with a smile and a hug for each. He knew every bowler by name.

He was a blessing.


Ruby Rogers

January 13, 2018 at 1:22 pm

Dearest Richards family,

I’m sorry to hear of Richards passing but I remember him from when I worked in plainwell at lull’s Ace hardware, he was always happy and so fun to talk to and his hugs were always welcome, he was a true Ray of sunshine, may the Lord be with you all at this time .. till we meet again Richard.


Alison & Ray Harris

January 14, 2018 at 11:03 pm

we will missing you Richard god want you t0 be witrh him


Sherri Vassau

January 20, 2018 at 8:41 pm

Richard my friend, are times we spent together were so full of laughs and hugs and babbling. You my friend had the most positive attitude and your love for Jesus was amazing. I know you are in Gods kingdom now. I am truly sadden that I left messages and wondered why I had not heard from you. I did not even get to say good bye. You taught me a lot about spirit in life and you will always be in my heart. I will miss you picking on me mostly. My grand baby’s will miss you as well. God Bless your soul. I have a feeling you will be God’s right hand man.


chris newland

June 1, 2018 at 12:54 pm

It was my pleasure to know richard briefly. I took him to our church thanksgiving dinner in Gobles the last two years. He will be missed. chris newland and family.


Stephanie Babbitt

November 20, 2018 at 1:38 am

When I hadnt seen him anywhere around, I knew.. this truly saddened me to hear. My favorite part of the day,was running into Richard never parted without a heartfelt smile, spirits lifted, and an earful. Going to miss him a lot. RIP my friend.


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