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Richard "Rick" L.  Washburn
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Richard L. "Rick" Washburn

Age 70, of Owosso, departed from his family at the McLaren Hospital in Flint to leave his pain behind and join his Lord and Savior.

Rick was always enthusiastic about life and loved being with family. He fondly remembered his times working on a farm for Leo Fisher and also his times as a carpet cleaner and janitor working for Gus Frye. He later worked as a security guard for Mitchell Corporation. In 1985 he became a driver for the Shiawassee RESD where he remained until his retirement in 2003. Rick loved building and collecting model cars. He also loved car shows and NASCAR races. He was a member of the Owosso Church of Christ.

Services will be held at Nelson-House Funeral Homes, Owosso Chapel, Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 11a.m. with Minister James Lockwood officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm.

He was born on August 16, 1946, the son of Gaylord and Barbara (Keyes) Washburn. He graduated from Owosso High School, class of 1966 and married Kathleen (Hall) Goward on July 7, 1984.

Survivors include his wife and two sisters, Ruth Ann Swartz of McBain and Georgia (Pete) Koterba of Big Bend, WI, and four children by marriage: Connie (Freshour) Jerome of Flushing, Don Freshour of Burton, Steve Goward of Lansing and Stacey Goward of Royal Oak; three grandchildren Allison and Mitchell Goward of Owosso, and Cadence Polczynski of Royal Oak; several nieces and nephews; also one special niece Connie (Gary) Kennedy of Elsie; and one "best buddy": Ron Mead of Owosso.

Richard was predeceased by his parents, two sisters: Joyce Washburn and Marlene Flanner and brother Gerald Washburn.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Owosso Church of Christ or to a charity of your choice.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Owosso Chapel

120 E. Mason Street
Owosso, MI 48867

Funeral Service




11:00 AM
Owosso Chapel

120 E. Mason Street
Owosso, MI 48867

Cemetery Details


Oak Hill Cemetery

1101 S. Washington Street
Owosso, MI 48867


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