Richard Joseph Zechman, of Sturgis
Published 9:17 am Friday, September 28, 2018
June 18, 1940 —Sept. 26, 2018
Richard Joseph Zechman, 78, of Sturgis, Michigan, passed away early Wednesday morning, Sept. 26, 2018, at the University Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
He was born June 18, 1940, in Findley, Ohio, son of the late Estel and Dorothy (Ball) Zechman
Richard resided in Sturgis since 1990 coming from Ohio.
On Sept. 15, 1970, he married Neola Greer in Clintwood, Virginia.
He was a member of the Sturgis Foursquare His House Church in Sturgis and loved reading his Bible and time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Richard was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War earning the rank of sergeant.
Richard is survived by his wife of 48 years: Neola; two daughters: Linda (John) Dominguez, of Canon City, Colorado and Lisa Zechman, of Buchanan; one son: Richard (Tracy) Zechman, of Burr Oak; 14 grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren and expecting two more; one brother: David (Judy) Zechman, of Findley, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter: Lora Zechman; one sister: Marcella Riffle and four brothers: Glenn, James, Francis and Harry Zechman.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Richard Joseph Zechman will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, at the Sturgis Foursquare His House Church, 410 S. Clay St. in Sturgis. The Rev. Doug Carr will officiate. Full Military Honors will be conferred by Captain John J. Kelley Post #1355 VFW and the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard. Private burial will take place at the Burr Oak Cemetery in Burr Oak.
The Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331 is entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorial donations would be appreciated to the family to help with expenses.
The obituary is also at hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.