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Richard Ouellette

1929 - 2019
Richard Ouellette Obituary

(12/26/1929-12/13/2019) of Detroit, Michigan, passed away at his Ft. Lauderdale home under the loving care of his family and Catholic Hospice, December 13th, 2019. He was born December 26, 1929, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Bernice and Wilfred Ouellette. He leaves behind his wife, Marilyn Ouellette of 67 years. He is survived by his daughter Michele Henson, her husband John of Manitou Beach, MI and their sons, John Porter(wife Bridget), Matthew, and Michael; Daughter Marcy Ouellette of Fort Lauderdale, FL; Daughter Rene' Carlton of Fort Lauderdale, FL and her daughters Sarah and Rachel; Daughter Robyn Ouellette of Monroe, MI, and her children Lauren and Ryan.

Richard graduated from De La Salle HS in 1947 followed by graduation from Michigan State University in 1950. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He married his beautiful bride, Marilyn Willis in 1952. Served in the Army during the Korean War-1952. He was a devout Catholic and had a strong faith in God. He loved and took pride in his four daughters, encouraging education, sports, service, love of family & friends. His work titles included Educator, Guidance Counselor, Driver Ed Instructor, and "COACH". For over 35 plus years he had a successful coaching career in Addison, and Ypsilanti, MI. He was inducted into the Michigan High School Coaching Association in 1986 and The Ypsilanti Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004. His love and devoted inspiration left a legacy for many basketball athletes, coaches, and their families. He retired to his parents' home in Ft Lauderdale, enjoyed summers in Grass Lake and Devils Lake, MI, Coach loved, horses and foals, fishing, boating, church, family reunions, volunteering with Horses and Handicapped, his family, bible studies, his grandchildren and watching MSU basketball & football with Marilyn.

A Mass will be served on January 10, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 901 Northeast Second St, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301.

Family will have a memorial and Celebration in Michigan in the upcoming spring 2020! TBA
Published in Sun-Sentinel on Jan. 5, 2020
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