Beloved father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother-in-law, friend, Dick Berry, passed peacefully on September 20,2014. Dick was born on December 26, 1937 and grew up in Flat Rock, MI, attending Monroe High School. After graduating from MSU he lived in the Lansing area for 55 years, during which he built more than 1400 homes. He started Berry Construction in 1960 where he worked until his retirement. He was currently of Eaton Rapids, Michigan.
Dick is survived by his daughter, Kim and husband, John Smokoski; son, Rick and wife, Karen (Cole); grandsons, Ben and Brian Berry, Ian and Dylan Smokoski; brother-in-law, William Smith and wife, Bonnie of Monroe; sister-in-law, Sandy Smith who has been a wonderful friend and companion; 3 nieces, Stacy, Jill and Jodi; one nephew, Marc; their families and many, many friends. He was preceded in death by his dearly missed wife Marge, and parents Benjamin and Ruth Berry.
Dick was a lifetime member of Faith United Methodist Church, an avid traveler, especially in his motor home, MSU fan, card player and loving and active grandfather. His life was also enriched by many lifetime friendships. He was fun to camp and travel with, he was funny and will be forever missed by us all. We feel very blessed to have had him in our lives.
The funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, September 26, 2014, at Faith United Methodist Church, 4301 S. Waverly Rd., Lansing, with interment to follow in Dimondale Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faith United Methodist Church in memory of Dick Berry. Online condolences may be left for his family at www.EstesLeadley.com.