Feb. 29, 1936 — Dec. 8, 2010
PLYMOUTH — Robert A. “Bob” Richard, 74, died at 6:35 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 in the Life Care Center at Rochester, due to natural causes. It was fitting that he should receive his Heavenly Reward on the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception in honor of Christ’s mother Mary, as he always held great devotion to her.
The son of Charles A. and Agnes H. (Crist) Richard, Bob was born at home on the farm, the youngest of 10 children on a cold 29th day of February in 1936. Bob was an exceptionally gifted child who graduated from St. Michael Elementary School and was the Valedictorian of his Argos High School Class in 1954. Bob then graduated with honors from the International College of Commerce in Fort Wayne.
Bob went on to work for the Farnsworth Electronics Co. in Fort Wayne. He felt called to the ministry and entered the seminary. Although he did not continue into the priesthood, Bob led a devote life filled with the Spirit.
A lifetime member of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Bob served as an usher for many years.
Survivors include two brothers, Lewis Richard of Plymouth and Raymond Richard of South Bend; and two sisters, Lucy Schlosser of Plymouth and Judy Stevenson of Bayfield, Colo.; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Martha Zeiger Barker, Loyola Davis, Mary Richard, Joseph Richard, and George Richard.
Friends may call at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. where a Rosary will be recited at 3 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 13 in St. Michael Catholic Church, 613 N. Center Street, Plymouth, where friends may call after 10 a.m. until time of services.
Burial will follow in the New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts may be given to St. Michael Parish, 612 N. Walnut Street, Plymouth, IN, 46563.
Notes of condolence may be sent to the family through the website: www.johnson-danielson.com .
Funeral Director: Randall L. Danielson, ph. 574-936-2829