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Dr. Richard
Sheppard, Jr.
Sept. 17, 1944-April 27, 2013

Dr. Richard LeGrande Sheppard, Jr., age 68, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013, after a short battle with Melanoma Cancer.
Richard was born September 17, 1944, to the late Richard and Margaretha (Winkler) Sheppard, in Peoria, Illinois. He graduated from Edina-Morningside High School in 1962. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Luther College in 1967. He then went on to earn both a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees from Central Michigan University. He married the love of his life and best friend, Marlene Patricia Powell on August 5, 1967.
Richard received the Bronze Star for his service during the Vietnam War. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.He loved academia and to study was a favorite hobby of his. He was known by many to be kind hearted and loving. He was a devoted husband and father.
Richard is survived by his dear wife of 45 years; four children, Clarissa Swinehart of Alma, Rick (Cora) of Ceres, California, Andrew of Midland, and Edward (Vivalea) of Mt. Pleasant. He is also survived by two brothers, Steve (Katie) of Decorah, Iowa, and David (Joan) of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mt. Pleasant, with Bishop Derrick Henry officiating. Interment will be in Salt River Cemetery in Shepherd. Visitation will be Thursday from 10 am until the time of the service, at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation, PO Box 759329, Baltimore, MD 21275-9329. Online condolences may be left for the family at
The Sheppard family is being served by the Barden Funeral Home in Ithaca.
Published in The Morning Sun on Apr. 30, 2013
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