Richard "Rick" Leaveck Jr., 48, of Stephenson, Mich., passed away after a long battle with cancer surrounded by his family on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at home.
Rick enjoyed restoring old cars, tractors and Mack Trucks. He further enjoyed going early in the morning to drink coffee at the Stephenson Family Restaurant with his buddy. Rick worked as a mechanic for the Menominee County Road Commission for almost 20 years. He was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church.
Rick is survived by his long life partner, Pauline of Stephenson, Mich. and three children: Amanda, Travis and Tyler, all of Menominee, Mich.; his parents: Rich and Shirley Leaveck of Stephenson, Mich.; two sisters: Sherry (Joe) Svinicki of Daggett, Mich., and Robin (Al) Macco of Stephenson, Mich.; brother, Randy (Tammy) Leaveck of Stephenson, Mich.; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Rick was preceded in death by his grandparents, along with many aunts and uncles.
Family and friends may call at Precious Blood Catholic Church on Saturday, June 8, 2013, from 8 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Father Corey Litzner officiating.
Burial will follow in Stephenson Township Cemetery. Anderson Diehm Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at
In lieu of other forms of sympathy, the family requests donations be made in Rick's name to the Barb Palzewic Hope Memorial which helps local cancer patients.