Date of Death: November 11, 2019

Service Details

In accordance with Richard’s wishes cremation has taken place and a public service to celebrate Rick’s life will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at The Three Rivers Church of the Nazarene, 1221 Coon Hollow Rd, Three Rivers, MI 49093 with visitation from 2:00 p.m. until time of service at 4:00 p.m. with Pastor Rich Saunders and Pastor Jerry Solis officiating.


Obituary Notice

Richard “Rick” Douglas Fidler, age 48, of Marcellus, Michigan passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born in Canton, IL on January 8, 1971 the son of Richard J. and Linda K. (Myers) Fidler.

Rick spent his early childhood years in Cuba, IL, Manito, IL, and Ft. Wayne, IN.  He settled in Marcellus, Michigan when his father accepted a pastoral position at Harmony Chapel Missionary Church.

Rick graduated from Marcellus High School in 1989. He participated in football, basketball, and baseball. Baseball was his favorite and he was a talented catcher.

Rick spent his free time coaching his children in little league baseball and soccer. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends where he was always the life of the party. He was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed angling opportunities at the Tippy Dam while the salmon were running. He enjoyed fishing the St. Joseph River at Mottville and Spoon River at Duncan Mills, IL. Rick also enjoyed hunting deer, squirrel, rabbit, and geese.

Richard was preceded in his passing by his father: Richard J Fidler; and grandparents: Leonard and Alice Fidler and Everette and Iva Myers.

Left to cherish Richard’s loving memory are: son, Jonah Everett Richard Fidler; daughter, Felicity Iva Jane Fidler; son, Kyle Motycka; grandson, Lucious Granada; former wife, Rachel (Lynn) Fidler; mother, Linda (Myers) Fidler; step-mother, Bonnie Fidler; sister, Michelle K (Jeff) Cornwell; brother, Stephen P Fidler; sister, Missy (Scott) Ritterbush; nieces, Taylor and Ali; nephew, Logan Cornwell.

Additional Information

Memorials made in Richard’s memory may be directed to a scholarship fund for Rick’s grandchild in care of Michelle Cornwell.

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  1. He was taken way too soon., and we will remember him always in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his close family and friends. While the pain is still fresh, and it makes no sense to leave us so soon, we take comfort knowing there is no more pain or suffering or fear. We miss you Rick. May we have peace knowing you are at peace now too.

    • Matt Schick here. I wanted to tell my Rick Fidler story. My daughter is very shy and timid. A few years ago My daughter and Rick were working at Terrill’s. Rick in the meat department, my daughter cashiering. Rick looked out for her. Whenever there was a strange noise, Rick would check on her. When they closed up shop, Rick would make sure she got to her car in the dark. So I will remember Rick as the kind of guy that would keep someone else’s child safe as long as he was around.

  2. My world will never be the same brother. You left way too soon. I’ll never forget all the things we talked about and all the time we shared. I love you beyond words brother. Rest in peace and put in a good word for me. Love D.

  3. Beloved Cousins Michelle and Steve,
    Aunt Linda:
    Praying for you and your families as you grieve for the loss of your brother and son. I am so very sorry for that loss.
    Hold him close in your memories,
    Be happy for his freedom in heaven.
    Grief has it’s own life, and healing takes place for everyone in a different way.
    Praying, praying, praying for you all.

  4. Linda, this is Pam Smith, still from Manito. I’ve thought of y’all many times over the years. We’re so very sorry about the death of your son. I see Ricky had grown into a handsome man. I will pray for you. May your heavy heart be filled with love & sweet memories as you enjoy your grandchildren. I send love & hugs ?

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