Richard “Rich” Lawrence Bacon, age 68, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids.
He was born on December 14, 1953, and graduated from Plainwell High School in 1972. On March 13, 1982, Rich married Robin Reich, and they were blessed to experience 39 years of marriage together. Rich worked as a millwright for Graphic Packaging in Kalamazoo for nearly 30 years and as a Realtor at Cornell and Associates in Plainwell for 35 years.
In his free time, he enjoyed hunting, snow skiing and water skiing, watching NASCAR, traveling with his family, volunteering on school boards and church boards, and playing with his grandson. Rich was a generous helper to everyone. He donated blood every time he had the chance, volunteered in multiple positions at church, and was always willing to help with house repairs for his family and friends.
Rich is survived by his wife Robin; daughter Angela (Michael) Grimm; grandson Graham; mother-in-law Bev Reich; siblings Joan Bacon-Boers, Claudia (Ted) Polomcak, Glen Bacon, Joyce (Ben Corda) Reed, and Cathy (John) Lucas; brother-in-law Todd (Monica) Reich; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was greatly loved and will be deeply missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Spencer and Leora Bacon, and his father-in-law Dale Reich.
The family wishes to thank all of the medical staff who took excellent care of Rich during his illness.
Due to Covid concerns, a graveside service for immediate family has taken place.
The family will hold an outdoor celebration of life service at First Baptist Church of Allegan at a later date.
Donations in memory of Rich may be given to First Baptist Church of Allegan or the American Red Cross.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.