Richard L. Gerig
HUDSON - Richard L. Gerig, 87, of Hudson passed away Friday, April 14, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at Hospice of Lenawee Home in Adrian. He was born Nov. 1, 1929, in Wauseon, Ohio. He was the son of the late George and Mary (Porter) Gerig. He married Shirley Galbreath on June 19, 1950, in Hudson, and she survives. Richard was a lifelong Hudson area resident and retired from Metalloy Foundry in Hudson with over 43 years of service. He was a very simple man and his greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren. Surviving Richard in addition to his wife, Shirley, of over 66 years are two daughters, Debbie Cooley and Julie (Ron) Keene; four sons, Dennis (Vicki) Gerig, Steve Gerig, Brian Gerig and Kim (Melanie) Gerig all of Hudson; one sister, Janice (Roy) Gaither of Auburndale, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his stepfather, Floyd Munsell; one sister, Thelma Lambright; two brothers, George and Kenneth Gerig; and a daughter-in-law, Nancy Gerig. A funeral service for Richard will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson with the Rev. Douglas Plunkett officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Hudson. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions in honor of Richard can be designated to Hospice of Lenawee. Friends can share memories and words of comfort with the family online at www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
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