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Richard W. Birchmeier
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Obituary for Richard W. Birchmeier

Age 82 of New Lothrop passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am on Monday, November 20, 2017 at St. Michael Catholic Church of Maple Grove. The family will receive friends at the church that morning from 10:00am until the service.

Richard was born on September 2, 1935 to Cletus and Margaret (Murphy) Birchmeier in Saginaw. He married Betty Flynn on January 18, 1958 at St. Robert Catholic Church in Flushing; they celebrated 59 years of marriage last January.

Richard worked at General Motors for many years before retiring. During his life, he trained and raced standard bred horses. He was a member of the US Trotting Association and the Michigan Harness Association. He also enjoyed deer hunting, playing cards, and spending winters in Orange Beach, Alabama.

Richard is survived by his wife, Betty Birchmeier; his sons, Corkey Birchmeier of New Lothrop and Don (Christine) Birchmeier of Linden; his daughter, Suzy (Craig) Birchmeier of Huntersville, NC; his 3 grandsons, Dylan, Cole, and Carson Birchmeier; his sister, Jane Raleigh; his aunt, Maejett Birchmeier; and his special friend, Pete Otten; as well as many other loving family and friends.

He is predeceased by his sisters, Mildred Carroll and Nancy Raleigh; and his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Michael Catholic Church for future air conditioning.


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Visitation

Monday

20

Nov

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Michael Catholic Church of Maple Grove

17994 Lincoln Rd.
New Lothrop, Michigan 48460

Service

Monday

20

Nov

11:00 AM
St. Michael Catholic Church of Maple Grove

17994 Lincoln Rd.
New Lothrop, Michigan 48460

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