Richard L. Hadfield
1926 - 2021
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Richard L. Hadfield

Bonita Springs, FL, Grand Ledge, MI - Richard L. Hadfield, 94, born November 5, 1926 in Brockton, MA, passed away January 3, 2021 in Bonita Springs, Florida. He was a Fireman 1st Class in the U.S. Navy during World War ll. As a veteran he was proud of his service and his place in the Greatest Generation. Richard retired from the Michigan Department of Public Health in 1988. He believed in giving back and was a Past Master of Wacousta Masonic Lodge and a Shriner as well. He loved motorcycling and cycled in many places in the US and Europe and around the communities he lived, he was the "guy on the bicycle". He was an avid reader, card player, cook, music lover, excellent dancer, and played softball into his 80's. With his family and a full life his inner man was truly assuaged.

He was preceded in death by his beloved Barbara whom he danced with and cherished for their 61 years of marriage. His children were everything to him: Brent (Linda) Hadfield, Terri (Cliff) Thompson and Pamela (Larry) Asher, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Monday, January 11, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge, followed by military graveside services at Wacousta Cemetery, Watertown Twp. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in memory of Richard Hadfield. The family has entrusted arrangements to Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. Online condolences may be shared at

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Published in Lansing State Journal from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2021.
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January 18, 2021
Terri and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Hold on to your memories of your Dad. Sending my prayers, Brenda Marr
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