Richard J. Berels

Richard J. Berels Grant Township Richard J. Berels, 76, of Grant Township, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 22, 2013 in Blue Water Hospice Home with his family by his side. He was born January 7, 1937 in Detroit to the late Joseph and Edith Berels. He married Rita Visentin on September 26, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan. Richard was a loving father and grandfather and loved nature and animals. He loved talking to and being around people. He is survived by his wife, Rita; a daughter, Mary Ann (Dr. Robert) Breffeilh and two sons, Michael P. (Cheryl) Berels and David J. (Rhonda) Berels; granddaughters, Tori, Katie, Jenny and Christina; a sister, Mary Lee (George) Long; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Joanna. Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2013 in the Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's Catholic Church with visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The Rev. Zbigniew Zomerfield will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation or the Blue Water Hospice Home. For guest book and information, please visit

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1720 Elk Street Port Huron, MI 48060
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Published in The Times Herald from Mar. 23 to Mar. 26, 2013