Richard Leaveck Sr., 71, of Stephenson, Mich., passed away Friday, June 7, 2013, at home. Rich was born on February 18, 1942, in Stephenson, Mich., to the late James and Virginia (Bayee) Leaveck. On July 7, 1962, Rich married the former Shirley Anderson in Stephenson, Mich.
Rich worked for St. John Trucking for many years along with owning the Stephenson Family Restaurant with his wife Shirley for 32 years. He loved hunting, fishing and going to camp. Above, all else being with his family and grandchildren is what Rich enjoyed best. Rich was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley of Stephenson, Mich.; two daughters: Sherry (Joe) Svinicki of Daggett, Mich., Robin (Al) Macco of Stephenson, Mich.; one son, Randy (Tammy) of Stephenson, Mich.; daughter-in-law, Pauline Leaveck of Stephenson, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; five great- grandchildren; two brothers: Jim (Barb) and Joe both of Stephenson, Mich.; four sisters: Harriett Tebo and Joanne Swille both of Stephenson, Mich., Sally (Bob) Rivard of Daggett, Mich. and Frances Harris; adopted family: Dennis (Lori) DeMille, Michael (Ann) DeMille and Brian DeMille along with their six children. Rich was preceded in death by his son, Richard Leaveck Jr. two days prior; three brothers and four sisters.
Family and friends called at Precious Blood Catholic Church on Saturday, June 8, 2013, where Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Richard Sr. and his son Richard Jr. with Father Corey Litzner officiating.
Burial followed in Stephenson Township Cemetery. Anderson Diehm Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.andersondiehm.com