RICHARD GUY MEHLER GRAND RAPIDS, MI Richard Guy Mehler, age 81, of Grand Rapids, MI went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, March 10, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Barbara (Dibblee) Mehler, his beloved children: Laurel (James) Degnan of Chicago, IL, Michael Mehler of Houston, TX; sister, Dolores (Mehler) Holzbach of Ridgefield, CT; and brother, Leo Mehler of Bremerton, WA. Richard was born and raised in Hammond, IN, graduated from Hammond High School, earned a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Purdue University
. He had a rewarding career mentoring both students and staff at Purdue University and Grand Valley State University. Richard proudly served his country in the US Navy
during the Korean Conflict
. A memorial service will he held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Ridge United Methodist Church, 8607 Columbia Ave., Munster, IN. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a memorial contribution to the Salvation Army of Grand Rapids, MI or to Gentiva Hospice of Grand Rapids.