Richard A. LaRoche

Richard A.
Sept. 4, 1962-Oct. 30, 2013

Richard A. LaRoche, 51, of Shepherd, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on October 30, 2013.
Richard was born on September 4, 1962, in Bay City, to Richard and Patricia (Gerhardt) LaRoche. On October 29, 1983, Richard was married to Donna Beson.
Richard was a licensed builder and mechanic, and he loved his cars. He was adventurous and liked white water rafting and canoeing. He enjoyed Nascar, shooting, sports, hunting, and was a member of the NRA. Richard loved to have everyone to his house for grilling. He enjoyed vacationing in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Richards favorite quote was, "You can't just be a spectator your whole life."
Richard is survived by his wife, Donna; daughter, Jennae LaRoche; son, Richie (Shelby) LaRoche; and grandson, Colten Richard. Richard is also survived by his mother, Patricia LaRoche; his father, Richard LaRoche; grandmother, Isabell Gerhardt; and sisters, Pam Garza and Rhonda (John) Ivey.
The Funeral Service will be held at Midland Baptist Church on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jim Payne officiating. The family will receive friends on (today) Friday, November 1, 2013 from 4 until 7 p.m. at Smith-Miner Funeral Home and on Saturday, at the church, from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the 's of Isabella County.
Online condolences can be given at

Funeral Home

Smith-Miner Funeral Home
2700 W Wackerly St Midland, MI 48640
(989) 832-8844
Published in The Morning Sun on Nov. 2, 2013