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Richard Joseph "Rick" Lawens, age 66, of Edmore, passed away Wednesday morning, May 15, 2019 in Belding under the loving care of family, friends, and Spectrum Health Hospice.

The son of Richard Francis & Helen Loretta (Parmalee) Lawens, he was born on December 10, 1952 in Mt. Pleasant and had worked as a truck driver.  Rick enjoyed golfing, hiking, and reading.

Surviving are his parents, Richard F. & Helen Lawens of Six Lakes;  a brother, Tim & Louann Lawens of Stanton;  four sisters, Catherine Sower of Six Lakes, Robin & Larry Taylor of Norton Shores, Rose Simones of Six Lakes, and Lucinda & Dennis Lyles of Rothbury;  special friends, Mike & Donna Johnson of Belding — who graciously opened their home to Rick and were his caregivers in his final illness;  and several nieces and nephews.

Honoring his wishes, private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Rick's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: 

Arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.


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  1. Church of God Fellowship group of Michigan on May 17, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Thanking God for your loved one’s life and thinking of you with prayers during this difficult time. May God comfort your hurting hearts and bring you peace in knowing his story is not over. Many heartfelt prayers for your family

  2. Patty Turnbull on May 17, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Thank you for being my friend.-á You taught me many things, especially how to be honest.-á I’ll miss you.-á

  3. Ronda (Tyler) Simon on May 17, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Sending my prayers to the family but especially Kathy and Robin, so sorry for your loss! Take care you will be in my thoughts and heart.-á

  4. Susan Sleight on May 30, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I’m sorry to hear that Rick had passed away, He did leave behind 2 children, a son Tribben James lawens and a daughter Samantha Jean Angeline (Lawens). May he rest in peace and we all will see him again some day in GOD’s house in Heaven

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