Richard Allen Verhelle of Eaton Rapids,
Went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 10, 2021 at the age of 80. Dick was born in Charlotte, MI on November 13, 1940, the son of Albert and Mary (VanDeMoortel) Verhelle. Dick graduated from Eaton Rapids High School in 1958. He served his country in the US Navy during Vietnam War. Dick then went to work for Western Electric making, AT&T and Lucent as an Operations Area Manager with Lucent for 34 years before retiring in 1995. He was a Chapter Member of St. Peter Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree.
Dick is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lois (Manchester) Verhelle; daughter, Janene (Terry Mitchell) Rowe of OH; grandchildren, Chelsea (Nicholas) Sicillian, Terry “Trey” Mitchell III and Alissa (Jeremy Neff) Rowe; great grandchildren, Kennedy Neff and Taylor Sicilian; sister, Margaret (Roger) Creighton. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Denise Verhelle Coats and brother, Robert Verhelle.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Thursday, March 18, 2021 at St. Peter Catholic Church, 515 E. Knight St., Eaton Rapids. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm with a Rosary being prayed at 7:30 pm at the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel, 518 S. Main St., Eaton Rapids. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent De Paul – St. Peter’s Chapter, 515 E. Knight St., Eaton Rapids, MI 48827. Please visit our website to place online condolences, www.millsfuneral.com.
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