Passed away January 26, 2007. Richard was born on September 6, 1949, in Plainwell, the son of Ray and Vera (Earl) Hermenitt. Richard was a former employee of Packerland (Murco) with over twenty-two years of service. At age fifteen, Richard bought his first piece of property and with his love of building things, he built their own home. Richard enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, doing automotive repairs, and working various types of puzzles. On June 17, 1972, he married Linda Meade, who survives. Other members of Richard's family include a son, James (Krystal) Hermenitt of Madisonville, KY; a daughter, Melissa (Bryan) Risner of Delton; brothers, Raymond (Madeline), Art (Marie) and Lester (Shirley) Hermenitt; sisters, Ann (Howard) Wilcox, Alnora McMillian and Charlene Hermenitt; grandsons, Jacob and Hunter Hermenitt and Tyler Risner; several nieces and nephews. Richard was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Stanley and a sister, Juanita. The family will receive friends today (Sunday) 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Willliams-Gores Funeral Home, Delton , where funeral services will be conducted Monday, January 29, 2007, 1:00 PM, Pastors Mike Risner, Rich Sheldon and James Hall, officiating. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery, Orangeville. Memorial contributions to the Epilepsy Foundation will be appreciated.
Published in the Kalamazoo Gazette on 1/28/2007. (Posted by a VOLUNTEER-NO family connection)