Richard worked for MDOT as a highway planner for 30 years. He was a longtime member of South Church and he enjoyed working in his yard and on his cars.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Carolyn; children, Debbie (Dan) Eckel, Dan (Phyllis) Esch, and Dave Esch; grandchildren, Alyssa and Nicholas Eckel and Taylor Esch; sister, Connie (David) Pilz; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at South Church, 5250 Cornerstone Dr., Lansing. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the South Church Building Fund or Corporate Chaplains of America.