Dr. Richard Michael "Rick" Verrette

Dr. Richard "Rick" Verrette Dr. Richard "Rick" Michael Verrette, 57, was delivered from his earthly bonds on February 26, 2013. He was a dear husband, father, son and brother. He is preceded in death by his brother, T.J. Verrette and grandparents. He leaves to treasure his memory, his wife of 34 years, Mary McClelland Verrette; sons, John and Mark; parents, Eugene and Margaret Verrette of Battle Creek, MI; sister, Deb DeLuca of Aurora, CO; and many faithful friends. Rick received an appointment to Annapolis, but ultimately chose to study mechanical engineering at Michigan State University. After two years in the field with Amoco Oil in Chicago, IL, he went on to pursue his true desire to study dentistry at Northwestern University School of Dentistry. Before beginning his private practice of 25 years, he completed a one year residency with the University of Florida. Rick enjoyed sailing, hiking, camping, traveling, and education and earned a private pilot's license. Above all, he adored the time he spent with his family. A funeral was held on March 7th, 2013. In lieu of flowers, family requests that memorial donations be made to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) at www.theaftd.org

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Mar. 12, 2013