Date of Death:  November 7, 2021

Service Details

Visitation will be held Monday, November 29, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers. A memorial service will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Jerry Solis officiating.

Obituary Notice

Richard Andrew Maus, Jr., 61, of Three Rivers, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2021 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo.

He was born August 18, 1960 in Muskegon, the son of Richard Sr. and Sandra (Schnipke) Maus. He graduated with the Class of 1978 from Orchard View High School, where he played tennis.

Richard worked various manufacturing jobs before moving to Three Rivers and attending the Police Academy at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. While at the Academy, he worked at the Twin County Community Probation Center.

Upon his graduation, he became a full-time police officer for the city of Three Rivers, working his way up to the rank of Detective/Sergeant prior to his retirement. He also served in the National Guard for 10 years.

Richard enjoyed artillery, hunting up north with family and spending time outdoors.

Remaining to cherish his memory are his wife of 18 years, Linda (VanRiper) Maus; sons, Randy Maus and Kyle (Cara) Maus; daughter, Jamie (Brandon) Current; grandchildren, Olivia, Calvin and Korbon Current, Riley Cassel and Ava Maus; father, Richard (Jeanette) Maus, Sr.; mother, Sandra Roskoski; brother, Jeffery Maus; sisters, Kathy (Aaron) Miller and Kim Moenning.

Richard was preceded in death by his stepson, Jeremy Hall, and his stepdad, Daniel Roskoski.

Additional Information

Donations in Richard’s memory may be directed to the Three Rivers Police Department, Three Rivers Fire Department, or the Charity of One’s Choice. Envelopes are available at and also may be sent to Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

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  1. I had occasion to work with Detective Maus several years ago on the suspicious death of my uncle in Three Rivers. Previously, I had dealt with other serious crimes during my military career and as a contractor in Africa and Afghanistan. He stands out in my memory as an unusually dedicated and highly professional law enforcement officer. I was going to look him up the next time I visited Three Rivers. Unlike some of the people he dealt with as a police officer, his eternal rewards will come from above rather than lurking below. Truly, I am saddened to learn of his demise. My prayer for his family is that they will be lifted up at this time of sorrow with the knowledge that we will be able to enjoy his company again in the great hereafter. — Charles Lott, McKinney, Texas

  2. My sincere condolences to his family. I knew Rich fairly well and liked him a lot. I had a down town business when rich was an officer here. He was a good man with good sense and I am saddened to hear of his passing. He is gone way too soon. Rest in peace Rich I am glad I had the pleasure of knowing you.

    • Rich helped me get started in my career by allowing me to ride along as an auxiliary officer. He was always ready to let me ride with him and would explain his thought process and how and why he made decisions. I remember he got along with everyone and he had a quick wit. He was a good man! I pray for peace for his family during this very sad time.

  3. My condolences to the entire family. Rich and I were best of friends in high school. I even had the pleasure of Rich standing up with me in my wedding. Although we hadn’t remained close over the recent years, I will always cherish our friendship and the good times we shared. Rest In Peace my friend.

    • Linda and family,
      I am sorry to hear of the loss of Rich. My thoughts and prayers are with all his family and friends. I had the pleasure of working with and getting to know Rich over the years. May God grant you and your family some comfort during this difficult time. I’m sorry we can’t be there to attend his services.

  4. Linda and family,
    He was a really nice guy and I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. He was so young too. He will be missed by many and remembered by all those who knew him.
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Brad Beams, Retired Rite Aid Pharmacist

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