Richard Walter "Rich" Gruenewald Dewitt Richard Walter "Rich" Gruenewald, age 73, died Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at his home. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, 2057 N. Lansing, Street, St. Johns, MI on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Desmond Bell officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Rest Cemetery, St. Johns, MI. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013 from 2-8 p.m. with family present from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Rich was born in Oxford, Michigan on July 30, 1939, the son of Walter Raymond and Shirley Emily (Britten) Gruenewald. He married Lovina Ethna Ambrose on May 20, 1967 in Romeo, MI. Rich served his country in the U.S. Army and worked as a helicopter mechanic. He worked as an auto mechanic at Peterson Auto in Lapeer and for the Oxford Public Schools Bus Garage. Rich retired from the shipping department from Sea Ray in Oxford, MI. Rich is survived by his wife of 45 years, Lovina Gruenewald of Dewitt, MI, 2 sons; Wayne and Duane Gruenewald, sister-in-law, Freda and Dick Reynolds of Sturgis, MI and sister-in-law, Olene and Bill Buchanan of South Lyon, MI. Rich was preceded in death by his parents. Memorials may be made to
. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Johns, Michigan.
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Published in Lansing State Journal on March 3, 2013