Lansing, Michigan.  Age 84, passed away on June 18, 2016. He was born on December 11, 1931 in Edmore, MI to Fred and Mildred (Brady) Gyger. He was a 1950 graduate of Sunfield High School; a Veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Korean Conflict; and was one of the founders of the Portland Trail Riders. He was a machinist at General Motors from 1960-1990. Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Dorothy; 7 children, Debra Polzin, Fred Gyger, Richard E. (Diane) Gyger, Jr., Kevin Gyger, Michael (Kathy) Gyger, Deborah (Tom) Wood, Darlene (Pat) Gearhart; 22 grandchildren; 48 great grandchildren; 1 great-great granddaughter. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Melissa Gyger, sister, Betty Ann Fleetham, and brother, Jack Gyger. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel with his brother-in-law, Rev. Stanley Delo officiating. Interment will follow at Sunfield Township Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by Morley S. Oates Post #701, VFW. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:30 a.m. Tuesday until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sparrow Hospice, c/o Sparrow Foundation.

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4 Messages to “Richard E. Gyger, Sr”

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    Beth White Matsuyama Says:

    Even though I hadn’t seen Dick in many, many years, I remember him fondly. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. He was a fun guy! Darlene, Deb, and Dorothy, and also Ben Gyger (I know your Mom Lola very well)

    Beth Matsuyama

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    Barbara Ann Everett Says:

    Dorothy and family,
    My heart goes out to you at this most sad of times.
    May God be with you and bring peace.
    Barb Everett

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    Betty King Says:

    Dick and I were 1950 graduates of Sunfield High School. What fun our small class had. Dick was always happy, smiling. At one time I had a crush on Dick. In the later years we would get together as a class and celebrate the fun and good times. We will miss Dick at those celebrations. I am sure he is smiling and having fun with the angels in Heaven.

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    Patty (Kipp) Muller Says:

    Dick was like a father to me when I was growing up. I have many good memories of him. He will be missed.

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