Richard L. Gerig
November 1, 1929 - April 14, 2017
Richard L. Gerig, 87, of Hudson, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at Hospice of Lenawee Home in Adrian. He was born November 1, 1929, in Wauseon, OH, he was the son of the late George and Mary (Porter) Gerig. He married Shirley Galbreath on June 19, 1950, in Hudson and she survives.
Richard was a life-long Hudson area resident and retired from Metalloy Foundry in Hudson with over 43 years of service. He was a very simple man and his greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Surviving Richard in addition to his wife of over 66 years, Shirley, are two daughters, Debbie Cooley and Julie (Ron) Keene; four sons, Dennis (Vicki) Gerig, Steve Gerig, Brian Gerig and Kim (Melanie) Gerig all of Hudson; one sister, Janice (Roy) Gaither of Auburndale, Florida; fifteen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his step father, Floyd Munsell; one sister, Thelma Lambright; two brothers, George and Kenneth Gerig; and a daughter in-law, Nancy Gerig.
A funeral service for Richard will be Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson with Rev. Douglas Plunkett officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Hudson. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-8 p.m.
Memorial contributions in honor of Richard can be designated to Hospice of Lenawee.