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Life Story / Obituary
Rick passed on January 12, 2022 at home with dear friend, Taebo, at his side. A forty-year resident of the R.O.I. family, Rick’s joys were riding his garden tractor at Andy’s house with Mark and Kelly, game shows, and roommate, Rodney, and friends at Lynn Terrace. Rick is survived by siblings John (Connie), Michael, and Kathleen (Andrew); nieces Nicole (Mark) and Ginnie; nephew Andrew; great-niece Emily; great-nephew Tyler; and many other relatives. Rick was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Janet, sister Laura Lynn, and niece Laura. A memorial service will be held at Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Dr., Kalamazoo 49009 (269) 375-2900 on Tuesday (JAN 18) at 10 AM with a service to follow. Gratitude to all the giving people at M.R.C. and R.O.I. (blessings to Scott and Andrea), who provided Rick with housing, employment, advocacy, friendship, and unending patience. Thank you, also, to Miller-Johnson Law firm, especially Marcia, who employed Rick for years making extraordinary accommodations. To those at Borgess and Bronson Medical Centers, West Side Clinic, Family Health Care, CentricaCare Hospice and all who cared so compassionately for Rick, our most heartfelt gratitude. Visit Rick’s webpage at BetzlerLifeStory.com to archive favorite memories, photos and sign his guestbook. In lieu of flowers please donate to R.O.I. or M.R.C. of Kalamazoo to continue their valuable missions.