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Donald Junior Richards, age 86, of Carson City, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at home under the care of his family and Sparrow Hospice.  The son of Francis L. & Katherine (Nelson) Richards, he was born on May 11, 1931, in Saginaw.  

Don was a proud Korean War veteran, serving with the United States Army as a member of a Tank Battalion.  On August 27, 1954, in Carson City, he married the former Janet Joyce Armbrustmacher and together they enjoyed over 62 years of marriage. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his mother and father in law, Ed & Emily Armbrustmacher; his siblings, Robert Richards, Mary Milko, Merle Richards, Clifford Richards, Betty Richards, and  Kaye (Bill) Cooke.  Surviving are his wife, Janet;  his children, Donald & Carey Richards of Hubbardston, Douglas & Patti Richards of Carson City, Diane & Dick White of Crystal, David & Pat Richards of Carson City, Dale & Judy Richards of Carson City, and Jennifer Richards of Lapeer; thirteen grand children; sixteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Milton & Glenna Richards; a sister-in-law, Beverly Richards; and many nieces and nephews and friends.

Visitation with the family is from  11am – 12pm p.m. on Thursday, June 8th at the Carson City American Legion Post # 380 (121 N Mercantile St, Carson City, MI 48811), where a celebration of Don's life will follow .  The Rev. Ried Martin pastor of   the Crystal Congregational Church, will officiate, and military honors will conclude the ceremonies.  A luncheon will follow at the service and burial will take place privately at East Plains Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in memory of Don to Sparrow Hospice for their excellent care and compassion.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Don's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  www.ChristiansenCares.com  Arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.

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  1. Karen (McGinn) Crystal on June 6, 2017 at 12:00 am

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I knew all of Don’s children (as we grew up together). May God help you threw this time of grief and may Don RIP.



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