Obituary for Richard R. Weaver

Richard R. Weaver

Birth Date: Jun. 30th, 1932
Date Passed: Aug. 18th, 2011


Sgt. First Class Richard Russell Weaver age 79, of Ravenna, formally of Algonac, died Thursday, August 18, 2011 at home surrounded by his loving family. Richard was born on June 30, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Russell S. and Monica C. (Stoneham) Weaver. He was in the United States Army 3rd Infantry Division, serving in the Korean War from 1952 to 1955. From 1955 to 1982 he served in the Michigan National Guard working on gun sites, missle bases and ending his life time military career at the Muskegon Armory 1436th Engineering Group. He married Arlene C. (Seneski) Weaver on October 8, 1953 in Southfield, Michigan. He was a 4-H leader for many years in Muskegon and St. Clair County. Richard also was a lifetime member of the 3rd infantry society, the VFW and member of the American Legion. Richard is survived by the love of his life and wife of 57 years: Arlene C. Weaver of Ravenna, 3 Daughters: Catherine Weaver of Clinton Twsp, and Maureen (Tim) Spoelman and Camille Weaver both of Ravenna. 1 Son: Richard “Tom” Weaver of Ravenna. Daughter in-law: Leanne Weaver of Coopersville. 8 Grandchildren: Mike (Sara) Rymar, Heather (Bill) Rymar, Angie (Scott) Van Ens, John (Carissa) Spoelman, Cora (Kendall) Spoelman, Carrie (Randy) Abend, Chelsea Weaver and Shannon Weaver. He is also survived by 7 Great Grandchildren. Richard was preceded in death by his parents and youngest son Roger Weaver. Mass from the Order of Christian funerals will be prayed on Monday, August 22, 2011 at 10:00am at St. Catherines Catholic Church in Ravenna with Father Fred Brucker celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Catherines Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home on Sunday, August 21, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 6:00 to 8:00pm to receive friends. The rosary will be prayed at 6:30pm. Memorials may be directed to: St. Catherines School Technology Fund/Muskegon Co. Veterans Administration. Go to: to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511


2:00pm to 4:00pm and
6:00pm to 8:00pm on
Aug. 21st, 2011 at Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna
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10:00am on Aug. 22nd, 2011 at St. Catherines Catholic Church
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11:30am on Aug. 22nd, 2011 at
St. Catherines Catholic Cemetery
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