Lighting a candle for you, our children and grandchildren, your family and friends all miss you and the laughter you brought into our lives.
Hey there hun. Thinking of you and realizing we were married 44 years ago today. Wow, I do miss you. Your children and grandchildren miss you too. I'm hoping you are watching over them and can help guide them on their life journey's. You would be proud of how they have grown and become loving and caring people. We love you. Betty...May 14th, 2015
Hey Grandpa, it's Tuesdae. It's been about a week since your birthday, you would've been 62 this year! It's been about 2 months since I got a tattoo in memory of you on my right wrist, along with my papas name tattooed on my right. I miss you a lot. Although I don't remember much of your voice or anything like that, I seem to think of you often. I know we were super close when I was little. Crazy to think it's been 15 years since you've been gone... and that I'm now 17. I'll always keep Aunt Jenni, Daddy, and Grandma Betty safe for you. They mean the world to me. We all miss you and I love you. I'm so thankful to know how good of a guy you were and that I have you to watch over me and the family throughout the rest of our lives. Hope you're having a blast up there, and if you can, tell Papa I said hi and I love him and miss him too. ♡
Another 4th of July has passed and another wonderful year at your sister Cindy's in honor of you ;) The kids had an awesome time and will hold these awesome memories forever! Wish you were still here to celebrate with us! we miss you Rich xoxoxo
I see yesterday i did not put who the message was from. It's your favorite daughter in law Nikki!! (okay, i'm your only daughter in law) ;)
Thinking of you today and i wanted you to have a picture of your two crazy grandchildren! Tucker has so many traits that remind me of you! We miss you so much!
Years go by so fast and I still feel a void of a brother,husband,father taken from those who still love and miss him. I still love and miss you.
It's been some time and I'm not sure what brought me to this place but I felt I had to write and say I still think of my friend. Now that I'm retired I have time to really remember all the fun times and not worry about work. I know you're sitting up there watching all of us and you have to be happy with the last few months. It's funny how things happen or fall into place but it is all planned out for us so we just have to go with it and enjoy the ride.
Lost another friend this week and that reminded me of you. You were right, my new job was where I needed to be. Good to think that youre able to watch over us and see how far we have all come. You must be putting a good word in for me.
It was said the other day at the funeral A friend is someone that knows everything about you and still likes you. I guess that says it all.
We miss you here Richie. I will always remember you and Betty being there for me when I needed one and hope that someday I get the chance to do the same.
Today is our anniversary. It would have been 32 years. I still miss you so much. I wish you were still here, I know that's selfish because you are in a better place. But that's how I feel, especially today. Please keep watching over us and letting us know you are around. It helps me get through the days without you.
I love you with all my heart!
Hi Dad, Happy New Years. Another year has come and gone and I still misss you so much. It seems like just yesterday I seen your smiling face looking back at me. We looked at some memoriable tonight and it brought alot of memories back. I know you were here tonight with us for your toast and thanks for looking out for us when we need it. I hope you enjoyed your New Years as much as we did. I love you daddy and miss you terribely.
Love your daughter
It has been 2 years today since we lost you. It has gone by so fast, I still think of you daily. Tuesdae still talks to you and Tucker seems to know your picture. We all miss you, but know someday we will be together again. Keep watching over us.
I love you.
Your wife, Betty
Today would have been our 31st anniversary. I still think of you daily and miss you always. I saw your signs today, a rainbow on my way to work and another on my way home. Keep it up, it feels good to know you are still here with us. I love you.
Today is Christmas. I still miss you so much. The holidays aren't the same without you. I'm sure you're watching over all of us. We had a toast to you and your mom at Cindy's yesterday. Hope you heard us. I know you are spending Christmas in the most sacred place of all. I love you
Today it has been one year since you had to go to heaven and it still seems as unfair today as it did a year ago. We all miss you so much. We watched the videos of Jay and Nikki's wedding today and it was very comforting and yet sad to see you smile and laughing again. That is the one thing I miss most about you. You were always smiling or cracking a joke and making everyone happy. We don't really have that around anymore and it makes for sad days around here. I know you have been with us in the past couple weeks. We have all got your signs and I want you to know to keep sending them because it is very nice to know you are still here with us in spirit. I wish you could be here with us like it used to be but I guess God had other plans for you. One day we will know what those were but for know we still wonder why you? It doesn't seem like it's been a year, it seems like just yesterday we were all laughing or camping or doing just about anything as a family like we always did. We still do all those things but it is just very different now. Tucker is growing up so quickly, almost 20 pounds I bet. he is such a handsome little guy, but I bet you already know that. We all came down to the grave today and brought you some new things that I think you will like. But I am sure you already seen them there when we were down there. I know you are still with us every day, spiritually and in our hearts. I love you daddy and miss you so much. I hope one day this pain will weaken and it won't hurt so much.
I love you.
It has been a year since we lost you, it's so hard to believe. We still miss you so much. I think of you every day and miss your smile. Your grandkids are growing by the minute. Tuesdae still wants to know when you are coming home from heaven. Tucker is growing like a weed. He is a handsome little one. Always keep us close to you and know that you are always in our hearts.
I love you.
We are busy planning the Misslitz reunion....we can't help think that it just will not be the same without you and wanted to let you know that you are welcomed to join us in spirit and enjoy the fun.
We will miss you.
Richard and Nancy
Hi Dad, I know it has taken me a long time to do this but it has just been so hard without you around. I think about you every day and miss you more and more each day. I never realized how much you meant to our family as a whole until your were not here no more, but we thank god we have each other to get through this. I just wanted to let everyone know what kind of father and man you were. I couldn't of asked for a more loving, caring, honest, giving, father than you. I know you already know your grandson has finally blessed us with his presence. He is such a little angel. I wish you could be here to enjoy all the love and light he brings to our lives. I never realized how much you made me the person I am today. You taught me so much about life. I just wish you could be here to teach me the rest. (but I guess in some ways you are) I look at the picture of me and you camping last summer together everyday here at work and just makes me so sad to know you are not coming back, but I know one day we will all be together again. I want to thank you for sharing your life, love, all your memories of childhood, and especially showing me want a true man is suppose to be. I love you daddy and miss you sooooo much.
I love you
Today, 6/28/2001, our grandson, Tucker Richard Bain, was born. He arrived at 3:28 am, 8 lbs and 21 inches long. He's beautiful, lots of dark hair. I really miss you, wish you were here with me to enjoy him. Please watch over him and his big sister. She talks to you often, sees you also. She keeps me informed of when you are around. I love you.
Hello, Hun. Today is our 30th anniversary. I know we looked forward to spending it together doing something special. Instead, I am spending it without you by my side. It's been tough, I know you are in a better, more beautiful and peaceful place, but I still wish you were here with me. I miss you so much and so do the kids, and of course your grandaughter, Tuesdae. She talks about you often, asking when you are coming home. She is such a joy, as you know. You'll always be in my mind and especially in my heart. I love you. Forever your wife, Betty
Hello, Babe. Today is your birthday and I want to tell you I think of you always and love you forever. Someday we will be together again and can spend eternal life with each other. I miss you.
Your Wife, Betty
Thought about you this week Rich. Did insurance for another golf course made me think about the times we would comment that the 4 of us should get out there and swing some. Here I live right on a course and have never played a single round.
Well, your on the best green there is now my friend. As spring blossoms and I drive by the golf courses around the state my thoughts and prayers are of you and your family.
Sue and Jim
Rich was like a big brother to me. We spent many days together on the golf course at the bowling alley or in the woods hunting. Rich always pushed me to be the best I could, even though most days he would beat me. I will always cherish those memories. I had a dream the day after Rich past away, There was a deep voice that said I found the little boys bike and after thirty years he can finally ride it. As I looked up there was a shadow of someone standing in front of me, This is when my dream ended. At the time it did`nt make much sence to me but a few weeks later I found out that Rich had lost a motorcycle when he was a teenager. I believe this was God`s and Rich`s way of telling me he was ok and everything would be all right. Rich I know you can see these entries and I make this promise to you, I will always be here for Betty and the kids and whatever they need I will do my best to help them.
Grandpa this is from Tuesdae she
doesn't know how to spell yet so I
am going to let her type what she
Tuesdae wanted me to ask you if
she got a special present? She
misses you! Thanks for helping her
daddy with the swing set and the
she loves you very much. and she is
going to be a big sister. we will
let her put some things in in a
couple years when she knows how to
I could of never asked for a
better father in law than the one I
have.To me you are not gone,you are
very much in my heart and In the
man I married. I was unfortunate in
my childhood not to have a father
growing up I never really thought
about how much I missed out on
untill I met you. You were a
wonderful father and the BEST
GRANDPA EVER!!!! I hope someone is
able to brush your hair like
Tuesdae used to!! Hee Hee Hee.. I
am very thankful that you were able
to share our wedding day with us I
will be forever thankful for that.
I miss you very much and I hope you
hear me every morning when I go
into work and still tell ya
goodmorning when I pass your seat.
Just to let ya know we still bust
our rights and lefts.(you know what
I mean). I Love You Dad
Your Daughter in law
My dad was a wondeful man he made
me everything I am today he always
put me ahead of himself whether it
was baseball basketball bowling or
whatever he showed me what it is
like to be a good man and a good
dad I only hope I can be half the
man he was life is not fair and i
wish you were still here to see
your grandchildren grow up i am
glad you got to see Tuesdae for as
long as you could she always talks
about you and knows your in heavan
watching over us all I'm sure you
know there is now another on the
way and i am sure you will be there
to see this child born. Its still
not real to me i miss watching the
Lions, Wings and Michigan games
with you but I am sure you have a
better seat now to watch all the
games i wish i would have got the
chance to tell you how importnat
you were to me you helped me turn
my life around if not for you i
would be nothing and I hope you
know that i am for ever greatful
for that I love you DAD!!!!!!!!
There are many wonderful memories I
have of our life together. There
are also a couple of instances that
happened which made me realize what
a giving man Rich was and that I
want to be written here for his
grandchildren to read when they are
old enough to understand.
The first one that comes to my mind
was a December weekend a few years
ago when we had driven to Lansing
for the Citizens Christmas party.
We enjoyed dinner with family &
friends Friday night and Rich
informed me that Saturday morning
he wanted to drive back to Brighton
to watch our nephew, Josh, play
hockey. I couldn't believe he
wanted to do this, but he explained
to me that he knew how important it
was to him and Jason to have family
& friends come to his games when he
was younger playing Baseball. This
really made me think about his love
& caring for family.
The second instance was in 1997 and
Rich & I were vacationing in the
UP. We stopped at a restaurant one
morning for breakfast, and as we
sat there talking we noticed an
elderly woman come in and sit in
the booth across from us. We could
tell that she was homeless by the
way she was dressed and after
hearing her conversation with the
waitress we realized she was a
regular at the restaurant. She
asked for a cup of coffee and a
piece of toast. When the waitress
brought our food, Rich gave her
money and told her to please buy
the lady a good breakfast. This
also really touched my heart.
He was a good man and I miss him
In loving memory of a fine,
A son that will always be remembered
and truly missed by family and
Rich was a very special brother,man
and friend. He was always to share
my success and when life put
obstacles in my way he would help
me get over them. I love and miss
him, I think of him daily. I will
see his smile in the sunny days and
feel like he is watching over us
with love and pride for the
wonderful wife, and family he left
behind to carry on his legacy.
When time comes crashing in on you
because of losing someone in your
life, it really makes you take the
time to slow down and reflect.
Betty has been my friend for going
on 20 years. I had just started
working with her when Hank and I
got married. Then over the years,
our friendship grew, and we have
shared an enourmous amount of
events in our lives together. When
we lost Rich, I hadn't realized
just how good a friend he was too,
and how much time we were lucky
enough to share. The party's over
the years, playing euchre and Rich
being so competative. We shared
road rally's and Rich helped us
more than once with our computer.
He was funny, friendly and forever
giving. This past summer, Hank and
I played golf on a Friday with Rich
and Betty and it is a memory we
will cherish always. I always knew
that Betty was my close friend, I
am just glad we realized that Rich
was too. We will miss him! Betty -
we will always love you!
Your friendliness will always be
remembered when you and Betty were
there to greet me in time of need.
We had some great times together
and even though we became separated
by miles and time I always thought
of you as a friend and more.
Baseball or bowling or just
partying, it was always special and
I will never forget.
We miss you Rich…
Our time here is short; for some
shorter than others. We can only
hope we were able to leave behind
something good to be carried on.
Whether in thought deed or action;
those who knew Rich surely have
something to pass on and remember
TO THE FAMILY OF "RICH" BAIN, BOB
AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT RICH
WAS INDEED A VERY SPECIAL PERSON IN
SO MANY WAYS, FROM HIS UNSELFISH
GIVING KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORK HE WAS
SO FOND OF, TO THE WIFE AND FAMILY
THAT HE PUT ABOVE EVERYTHING ELSE.
HE WAS A VERY DEAR FRIEND AND
NIEGHBOR AND ABOVE ALL ELSE WE CAN
ALL REST ASSURED THAT RICH IS IN A
GLORIOUS PLACE WITH HIS HIS
PRECIOUS FACE LOOKING DOWN ON ALL
OF US. AND TO BETTY ALSO A DEAR
FRIEND KEEP SMILING AND LIVING
BECAUSE YOU KNOW THAT'S WHAT RICH
WOULD HAVE WANTED, BECAUSE HE LOVED
YOU SO VERY MUCH.. WE LOVE YOU TO
BETTY, AND IF YOU NEED US DON'T
HESITATE TO CALL. IN SINCEREST
SYMPATHY, BOB AND DENISE MARVIN
Rich left behind a wonderful
family that we have the
priviledge of knowing. I'm sure
he's smiling down on them daily!
Once there was five of us, then our
mom married our step dad and
combined we had eleven, then they
had two more and we totaled
thirteen children all in one house.
It was quite a gang. Then they
broke up our home with another
Now we are back to eleven as we
have now lost two brothers: Dickie
and now Rich.
I am proud of the person Rich
became even though he had no role
models. He grew into a wonderful,
loving, caring man, husband, father
and brother. He put his families
happiness as his main priority and
he had something we never had
children: security and love that
didn't go away or change.
I will miss his big smile, his
sense of humor, growing old
together, and help with my computer.
I am so thankful my original five
brothers and sisters stayed
together and gave each other love
We were so lucky to have had Rich
in our lives. I still can't
believe he isn't smiling in Linden.
I wish I would have made Rich talk
more about our childhood. He was so
closed about his feelings and some
of his memories. He kept so much
inside himself. I always thought we
would have time to talk. I will
miss him but I know he was happy
and that is a blessing.
one of your loving sisters, Penny
To my beloved Husband, you will
always be in my mind and in my
heart. You touched so many lives
and I feel blessed to have shared
mine with you. I will always love
you and you shall never be
Rich, you will be missed. If we all
lived our lives as you lived yours,
the world would be a much better
We all wonder if the world
will be a better place when our time
is done here. Rich was one of those
person's that left no doubt.
Humanity has lost a true asset. We
can never fill his shoes, but we can
follow the path he led.
You are not forgotten