Vereecke, Richard

Written by David Green.

Richard Vereecke, 92, of East Street North, Morenci, Mich., died Jan. 9, 2007, at Heartland of Wauseon, Ohio.

He was born on Aug. 16, 1914, in Metamora, Ohio, the son of Rene and Matilda (DeVos) Vereecke. He married Yvonne Verougstraete on Aug. 22, 1936, in Detroit, and she preceded him in death earlier this month, on Jan. 2, 2007.

Richard was formerly employed as a construction worker and also worked in a body shop in Morenci. He was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Church in Fayette, Ohio.

Richard is survived by a daughter, Lorraine Vereecke of Jonesville; twin sons, George (and Diana) Vereecke of Morenci and Richard (and Pauline) Vereecke of Wauseon, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.

Besides his wife, Richard was preceded in death by his parents, a great-granddaughter, a great-great-grandson, a sister, and two brothers.

Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled at 11 a.m. Jan. 12, 2007, at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Fayette, Ohio, with father Gary Ferguson as celebrant. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with a scripture service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation is also planned at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Mercy Church or Hospice of Heartland.

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