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Richard Archie Oliver

March 6, 1937 ~ July 4, 2018 (age 81)

Richard Archie Oliver, 81, of Lachine passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital.

Richard was born March 6, 1937, in Alpena to the late Frank and Ellen (Barber) Oliver. On June 27, 1959, he married the love of his life, June Ella Howay. She preceded him in death on January 28, 2016. Richard grew up working hard farming and logging. He worked at St. Louis Freight Lines, Besser Company, and Huron Portland Cement then left to dairy farm and trucking. Richard was the longest standing member of the Alpena County Fair Board.

Surviving are his four children, Peggy (James) Powell, Richard (Lorelei) Oliver, Tammy (Jody) Wong, Bruce (Dawn) Oliver; 12 grandchildren, Brook (Bill) Krajniak, Sarah Teall, Nicholas (Jenna) Oliver, Matthew Oliver, Nathan Oliver, Chance (Erin) Wong, Erik Wong, Taylor Wong, Joshua Oliver, Jessica Oliver, Bruce (Charleen) Oliver, Desiree Oliver; 14 great grandchildren; siblings, Robert (Darlene) Oliver, Betty Lou (Don) Smith, Jerry (Dorothy) Oliver; and sister-in-law, Joyce Oliver.

Mr. Oliver was preceded in death by his brother, Frank Oliver.

Visitation will take place at the Bannan Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-8 p.m. and continue there Monday from 12 p.m. until the funeral service at 1 p.m. with Rev. Arnie Kirschner officiating.

Interment:  Long Rapids Township Cemetery

Memorials:  McLaren Hospice

Donations may be made to:

McLaren Homecare & Hospice
2078 West M-32, Alpena MI 49707
Tel: 1-989-358-1156