Richard E. Gyger, Sr

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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Patty (Kipp) Muller
June 19, 2016 at 9:21 pm

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

Betty King
June 20, 2016 at 11:14 am

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.

Barbara Ann Everett
June 21, 2016 at 9:05 am

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

Beth White Matsuyama
June 23, 2016 at 8:51 pm

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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