Richard "Dick" J. Miracle

Whittemore, Michigan
March 27, 1935 - December 24, 2015


Visitation for Dick will take place Tuesday, December 29, 2015 from 12-3 and 6-8 p.m. at Buresh Funeral Home - Twining, 15 W. Maple Ridge Road with a prayer service at 7 p.m. under the direction of Rev. Don Wolfgang of County Line Wesleyan Church.

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home - Twining


Visitation for Dick will take place Tuesday, December 29, 2015 from 12-3 and 6-8 p.m. at Buresh Funeral Home - Twining, 15 W. Maple Ridge Road with a prayer service at 7 p.m. under the direction of Rev. Don Wolfgang of County Line Wesleyan Church.

Obituary Notice

Richard “Dick” J. Miracle, 80, of Whittemore, Mich., met His Lord on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2015 at McLaren Bay Region in Bay City, Mich., with family by his side.

Dick was born March 27, 1935 in Flint, Mich., to the late Robert J. and Marguerite M. (Martin) Miracle. He met the former Donna Lee Hewett in 6th grade, married her on August 7, 1954 at the Whittemore United Methodist Church, and together they raised six children, Janice, Denise, Rick, Cheryl, Marcie, and Annette.

Dick was employed by General Motors in Flint. In 1972 he moved his family to Mexico City, Mexico where he took the position of Facility Manager for the Engine and Foundry plants. He returned to Michigan after fourteen and a half year career there. Dick was honored by General Motors and the government for his accomplishments.

Dick was a member of County Line Wesleyan Church. He enjoyed fishing in years past, but most of all he enjoyed spending time after retirement with family and friends.

Dick is survived by his adoring wife of 61 years, Donna; children, Janice (Garth) Hunt, Denise (Jack) Dunn, Rick (Jennie) Miracle, Cheryl Miracle Ackley, Marcie (Brian) Lobdell, and Annette (Kevin) Kaczmarek; grandchildren, Shannon (Tom) Rea, Maureen (Mark) Kalhoefer; Lindsay (Bradley) Bechtel, Andrew (Lauren) Dunn, Jacqueline (Adam) Gilles, Rick (Leslie) Miracle, Staci (Kevin) Daly, Haley Miracle, Lauren Ackley, Mitchell (Lauren) Ackley, Erin (Travis) Palmer, Jamie (Jason) Hutchison, Derek (Jodi) Lobdell, Krysta (Kris Stewall) Kaczmarek, Kayla (Jon Jury) Kaczmarek, and Kara Kazcmarek; great-grandchildren, Caitlyn, Makenzie and Brendan, Colton, Wyatt, Luke, and Eli, Addison, Callie, Brecken, Mathew, Maggie, Aubrey, and Isabel, Tatum, Airyonna And Alex, Keira and Kenadi, Kamari and Elijah; one brother, Robert B. Miracle; numerous nieces and nephews, friends and co-workers.

Visitation for Dick will take place 12-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Buresh Funeral Home – Twining, 15 W. Maple Ridge Road, Twining, MI 48766. A celebration of life will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home under the direction of Pastor Don Wolfgang. Cremation will follow. Online condolences may be offered at


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Donna...we were very saddened to learn of Dick's passing. Hope you are well. We will try to make it up to visit you Tuesday. You are in our prayers. Love. Ted and Pat Goupil
— Ted and Pat Goupil
Thoughts and Prayers for the Miracle Family, Sorry for your loss.
— Lynne Simpson
No words can express the feeling of the loss of Dick. He was an amazing person. We always enjoyed visiting with him. He always had a smile on his face. He is now at peace with no more pain and struggles. Until we meet again fly high my friend.
— Sandra Johnston
Many wonderful memories with lots of smiles, laughs and love!! My condolences to you, Donna and the whole "Miracle" family. Love, Jana
— Jana Armstead-Barnes
I am so very sorry to you Donna and your wonderful family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. He was an amazing man and will be missed by so many. May god comfort all of you in your loss. We love each and every one of you.
— Jean Pitre, Amber and Caitlyn Robarts
Dick was a awesome friend to our family he will be greatly missed at least we have some good memories..

— Dorothy Alejski
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Donna, and the family in this great time of sorrow. Dick was a great guy and will be missed sorely by many.
— Roger & Jane Wilmot
Dick was a great person. He never forgot anyone. Always the friendly guy who took the time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family.
— Dorothy Lehman
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Miracle Family.
— Dawn McNamara and Bob Arquette
Our sincerest thoughts and blessings for Donna and all of your family. Dick was one in million and the best friend for all the years since Mexico!!!
May God Bless and Keep Him Forever,
Ray and Jan
— Ray and Jan McGarry
We are so going to miss his smiling face at the Sportsman in Whittemore, such a great and such a joy to talk to. So sorry Donna, all our love and thoughts and prayers.
— Joe and Cheri Peterson
So many younger memories.....
— Beverly Laney
You are spending Christmas with Jesus this Year. You made a grand entrance into our large family, and, leaving at such a special time of year. You are missed already uncle Dick. May you rest in peace until we meet again. Prayers for healing, comfort, strength through this time for your loving wife Donna, and your whole family. God Bless You All!
— Lisa Martin & Family
I would like to extend my heart felt sympathy, as Dick was a great person to be around. And he will be greatly missed by all.
— Robert & Gail Colvin
Sorry to hear of Dick's home going. Our prayers are with you all.
— Frank & Sharon Haynal
So very sorry to hear of your loss! Our prayers and thoughts go out to your family!! God bless all of you!!!
— Ray and Kim Simpson/Davis
I am so very sorry to hear this news.You all are in my thoughts and I am sending hugs & prayers to you all.
— Julie Jones
I am sorry very sorry to hear about this. He will be very deeply missed but never forgotten. Hugs and prayers for the family.
— Candace Stockton
So sorry to hear.Dick was a very loving person.Would do anything off any one. Wish I could be there have to be in Ulf m.My prayer and hugs.
— tammy and david hill
My heartfelt condolences to the wonderful Miracle family on the passing of your father. He was a great man who loved Donna and his family more than anything. My prayers go out to all of you. Take care.

Gary Davis and Family
— Gary Davis and family
My wife an d I are very sorry to hear about Dick's passing. We met you and him in Mexico where I was employed by GM Mexico. Martha remembers fondly making candy at your home around Christmas. I was very fond of Dick and enjoyed working for him in the Toluca Engine Plant. He was always a perfect gentleman and very good to work with. I will always fondly remember him. With lots of love. Martha and Gabe Stahl
— Gabe & Martha Stahl
To all the Miracle family... Our hearts and prayers to all of you during this time. I have fond memories of spending time with you when we moved to Mexico and the years that followed. I also enjoyed Dick's joking around and his sense of humor to this day! A great man!
All the Best!
— Warren Davis & family
Our sympathy and prayers to Donna and all the family. Dick and I met in Mexico Jan. 1972 and worked together more than 4 yrs. He was an honest, hard worker, a good friend and a pleasure to know. A great guy, he will be sorely missed.
— Charles "Chic" & Diane Davis
Donna and Family
Just read in the paper about Dick and I am so very sad for you all. He was a wonderful husband, father, family member and friend to all he met. I will miss him and his wonderful laugh and sense of humor. Please know that all of you and Dick are in my prayers during this sad time. God keep you strong. Love always...Debbie
— Debra Lee DeBois
So very sorry to hear of Dick's passing. He was a wonderful friend to us & we will all miss him! Donna & Annie & family are in my prayers! Many hugs are coming your way. Much love, Carole
— Carole Reinke
It is with great sorrow that we send our sympathies to Dick's family. Dick will surely be miss by all in the LJ Trinklein family.
— Lenny Trinklein
I am very sorry for your loss. There are so many fond memories growing up with him as a dear friend. The impact Richard has had in people's lives is truly genuine. He was a generous man with a heart of gold. He will be missed dearly. My condolences go out to all the miracle family.
— Pete & Paula Isaac

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