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Age 70

Date of Death March 17, 2014

Place of Death Three Rivers, Michigan

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until time of services at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the Hohner Funeral Home, with Pastor Tim Gunderson of New Hope Fellowship Church officiating.

Obituary Notice

Richard Lee “Dick” Shingledecker, age 70, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 17, 2014 following a brief illness. He was born on December 27, 1943 in Three Rivers, the son of Forrest and Dorothy (Nedham) Shingledecker.
Dick graduated from Three Rivers High School with the Class of 1963. He worked with his father at the Shingledecker Dairy Farm until moving to Three Rivers in 1985 where Dick began work for the Three Rivers Community Schools until retiring after 25 years of service. Following his retirement Dick enjoyed delivering for Meals on Wheels for several years.
Mr. Shingledecker was a former member of the Three Rivers Moose Lodge #474, Three Rivers Elks Lodge #1248, Three Rivers Eagles #2303 and the First United Methodist Church. Dick loved to attend Truck and Tractor Pulls, spending time with family and friends around the campfire, trips to Lake Michigan, and especially spending time with his family, children, and grandchildren.
Mr. Shingledecker was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Forrest Shingledecker Jr., and one sister, Betty Jackson.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory, wife Betty Shingledecker, of Three Rivers, whom he was united in marriage with since 1971; daughters, Janet (Skip) Kendall, of Little Rock, AR., and Susan (Michael) Grear, of Lawton, MI.; three sons, John (Nicole) Medsker, of Kalamazoo, MI., James (Shelley) Medsker, of Lawton, MI., and Randy (Drew Knecht) Shingledecker, of Chicago, IL.; one sister Patsy Kuhlman, of Mendon, MI.; twelve grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Memorials may be donated to the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, or St. Joseph County Meals on Wheels. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home: P.O. Box 1018; 1004 Arnold St; Three Rivers, MI 49093.



Condolence Messages(15)
Betty we are so sorry to hear of Dicks passing our thoughts and prayers gose out to you and your family

Jody n Marcia Merriam gave their condolences on 3/17/2014 at 5:16 PM


I love you, Grandpa! Thanks for all the hugs, laughs and memories! Also, thank you for finally telling me the secret behind the Polish Log :) I'll miss you, but you will never be far from my heart ♥

Chrystal gave their condolences on 3/17/2014 at 5:47 PM


Randy - my dearest condolences to your family. I'll send a memorial in your father's name to one of the fine charities listed. May he rest in peace.

Cathi Odtohan gave their condolences on 3/17/2014 at 7:13 PM


My sincere condolence to all of you at this time, Thoughts and prayers to all of you, what an awesome man he was! Love you guys, David

David Primm gave their condolences on 3/17/2014 at 8:21 PM


Randy, Betty, and family, I am so sorry for the sad loss you are bearing. I am so glad I was able to meet and enjoy Dick's company on several occasions. I am deeply saddened.

Pat Yerian gave their condolences on 3/18/2014 at 1:17 AM


So sorry to hear of Dick's passing. Always enjoyed talking to him. Will especially remember his smile & laugh. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

Kent & Janine Drake gave their condolences on 3/18/2014 at 11:04 AM


So sorry for your loss. Dick's presence will be missed.

Pete & Joy Rockwell gave their condolences on 3/18/2014 at 11:08 AM


Dear Randy, My heart felt condolences to you and your family. May you all find some peace knowing Dick is in a better place and left this one better because of the time he spent in it.

Dave Rehm gave their condolences on 3/18/2014 at 12:00 PM


We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. We will be making a donation to Meals on Wheels in your Father's name. -The Northalsted Business Alliance

The Northalsted Business Alliance gave their condolences on 3/18/2014 at 12:19 PM


Dear Betty and family, I am so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. We have been friends for years and sorry I haven't kept in touch. My prayers are with you. Remembering good times we had together. God Bless

Patricia Strong gave their condolences on 3/19/2014 at 10:41 AM


Betty, Randy, Drew & family - We are so sorry for your loss. Dick was such a warm, funny man. We always enjoyed seeing and spending time with him. He had a contagious smile. We will miss him greatly. You and your family have been and will continue to be in our thoughts!

Brian, Paul & Casper gave their condolences on 3/19/2014 at 7:36 PM


We are so sorry to hear about Dick's passing. He was a great man.

Andrew & Erica Gilmore gave their condolences on 3/20/2014 at 1:06 PM


My condolences to the Shingledecker family

Robert McDonald gave their condolences on 3/20/2014 at 1:58 PM


My condolences to Dick's family

Marie KIzer Mann gave their condolences on 3/21/2014 at 1:47 PM


Death is certainly the enemy of mankind. It rends our hearts as we attempt to cope with our heart break. Now you are experiencing this most difficult circumstance. No one can really know the depth of your grief but I, like so many others, extend my sincere sympathy to you in your time of personal loss. As the Bible states it - 2 Corinthians 1:3 “Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort”, I pray that you receive this comfort now. When you feel able please visit our website jw.org for encouraging information of how our loved ones will return to us in the resurrection.

charles Seebald gave their condolences on 3/21/2014 at 2:51 PM

Age 70

Date of Death March 17, 2014

Place of Death Three Rivers, Michigan

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until time of services at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the Hohner Funeral Home, with Pastor Tim Gunderson of New Hope Fellowship Church officiating.

Obituary Notice

Richard Lee “Dick” Shingledecker, age 70, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 17, 2014 following a brief illness. He was born on December 27, 1943 in Three Rivers, the son of Forrest and Dorothy (Nedham) Shingledecker.
Dick graduated from Three Rivers High School with the Class of 1963. He worked with his father at the Shingledecker Dairy Farm until moving to Three Rivers in 1985 where Dick began work for the Three Rivers Community Schools until retiring after 25 years of service. Following his retirement Dick enjoyed delivering for Meals on Wheels for several years.
Mr. Shingledecker was a former member of the Three Rivers Moose Lodge #474, Three Rivers Elks Lodge #1248, Three Rivers Eagles #2303 and the First United Methodist Church. Dick loved to attend Truck and Tractor Pulls, spending time with family and friends around the campfire, trips to Lake Michigan, and especially spending time with his family, children, and grandchildren.
Mr. Shingledecker was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Forrest Shingledecker Jr., and one sister, Betty Jackson.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory, wife Betty Shingledecker, of Three Rivers, whom he was united in marriage with since 1971; daughters, Janet (Skip) Kendall, of Little Rock, AR., and Susan (Michael) Grear, of Lawton, MI.; three sons, John (Nicole) Medsker, of Kalamazoo, MI., James (Shelley) Medsker, of Lawton, MI., and Randy (Drew Knecht) Shingledecker, of Chicago, IL.; one sister Patsy Kuhlman, of Mendon, MI.; twelve grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Memorials may be donated to the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, or St. Joseph County Meals on Wheels. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home: P.O. Box 1018; 1004 Arnold St; Three Rivers, MI 49093.


Condolence Messages(15)
Betty we are so sorry to hear of Dicks passing our thoughts and prayers gose out to you and your family

Jody n Marcia Merriam gave their condolences on 3/17/2014 at 5:16 PM


I love you, Grandpa! Thanks for all the hugs, laughs and memories! Also, thank you for finally telling me the secret behind the Polish Log :) I'll miss you, but you will never be far from my heart ♥

Chrystal gave their condolences on 3/17/2014 at 5:47 PM


Randy - my dearest condolences to your family. I'll send a memorial in your father's name to one of the fine charities listed. May he rest in peace.

Cathi Odtohan gave their condolences on 3/17/2014 at 7:13 PM


My sincere condolence to all of you at this time, Thoughts and prayers to all of you, what an awesome man he was! Love you guys, David

David Primm gave their condolences on 3/17/2014 at 8:21 PM


Randy, Betty, and family, I am so sorry for the sad loss you are bearing. I am so glad I was able to meet and enjoy Dick's company on several occasions. I am deeply saddened.

Pat Yerian gave their condolences on 3/18/2014 at 1:17 AM


So sorry to hear of Dick's passing. Always enjoyed talking to him. Will especially remember his smile & laugh. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

Kent & Janine Drake gave their condolences on 3/18/2014 at 11:04 AM


So sorry for your loss. Dick's presence will be missed.

Pete & Joy Rockwell gave their condolences on 3/18/2014 at 11:08 AM


Dear Randy, My heart felt condolences to you and your family. May you all find some peace knowing Dick is in a better place and left this one better because of the time he spent in it.

Dave Rehm gave their condolences on 3/18/2014 at 12:00 PM


We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. We will be making a donation to Meals on Wheels in your Father's name. -The Northalsted Business Alliance

The Northalsted Business Alliance gave their condolences on 3/18/2014 at 12:19 PM


Dear Betty and family, I am so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. We have been friends for years and sorry I haven't kept in touch. My prayers are with you. Remembering good times we had together. God Bless

Patricia Strong gave their condolences on 3/19/2014 at 10:41 AM


Betty, Randy, Drew & family - We are so sorry for your loss. Dick was such a warm, funny man. We always enjoyed seeing and spending time with him. He had a contagious smile. We will miss him greatly. You and your family have been and will continue to be in our thoughts!

Brian, Paul & Casper gave their condolences on 3/19/2014 at 7:36 PM


We are so sorry to hear about Dick's passing. He was a great man.

Andrew & Erica Gilmore gave their condolences on 3/20/2014 at 1:06 PM


My condolences to the Shingledecker family

Robert McDonald gave their condolences on 3/20/2014 at 1:58 PM


My condolences to Dick's family

Marie KIzer Mann gave their condolences on 3/21/2014 at 1:47 PM


Death is certainly the enemy of mankind. It rends our hearts as we attempt to cope with our heart break. Now you are experiencing this most difficult circumstance. No one can really know the depth of your grief but I, like so many others, extend my sincere sympathy to you in your time of personal loss. As the Bible states it - 2 Corinthians 1:3 “Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort”, I pray that you receive this comfort now. When you feel able please visit our website jw.org for encouraging information of how our loved ones will return to us in the resurrection.

charles Seebald gave their condolences on 3/21/2014 at 2:51 PM