Richard Girard

West Branch, Michigan
April 2, 1961 - June 7, 2018

Service Location

2074 Thayer Road, Lupton, MI


A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 1 to 5 pm at 2074 Thayer Road, Lupton, MI.

Obituary Notice

Richard Girard, 57, West Branch, MI, beloved husband, son, father, brother, and uncle passed away, Thursday, June 7th, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Rick’s hobbies included camping, hunting, fishing, farming, painting and spending time with his family. Rick loved to cook, for himself and others. He was known as “Giz” to many of his friends and family. He was loved by all his nieces and nephews who called him “Uncle Grumpy” but he was a big teddy bear. His Grandnephews called him “Uncle Farmer.”

He is survived by his wife, Lilly; mother, Margaret Koss of West Branch; 6 children, 18 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; 5 sisters and brothers, Sheryl (Paul) Buckner of Georgia, Greg (Sue) Girard of Florida, Joseph (Teresa Hinojosa) Girard of Texas, Patty (Doug) Trout of West Branch, MI, Nancy (Phil) Moravec of Missouri; several aunts and uncles; 13 nieces and nephews; 2 grandnieces and 6 grandnephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Peter T. Girard in 1996. Rick will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends. He was a great husband, father, brother and son.

It was Richard’s desire to be cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 1 to 5 pm at 2074 Thayer Road, Lupton, MI. All are welcome. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Whatta Guy.. Always Smiling.
— Elayne KLug
To the family of Richard Girard, please accept my sympathy in the loss of your loved one. The pain of loss is indescribable, as I'm very well aware. These Bible scriptures have comforted me: 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 calls God, "the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials..."; John 5:28,29 says that, "...all those in the graves shall hear his (Jesus') voice and come a resurrection..." I hope these comfort you until all your loved ones are with you again.
— Julie D.
Nothing but kindness and always smiling - that’s how I remember him our Sophmore Year between classes at our locker! A good man - RIP
— Cindi Gillette Cusimano

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