Richard “Dick” Gene Munch, age 78 of Grand Haven, passed away on Monday, March 14, 2022 at home. He was born on October 9, 1943 in Grand Haven, MI to the late Harry and Bertha (Retzloff) Munch. Dick married Katherine Irey Schultz on September 20, 1969 in Grand Haven.
Dick graduated from Grand Haven High School and attended Western Michigan University. He worked for Challenge Machinery for 42 years, retiring at age 62.
He was a long-time member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Spring Lake and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time at his cabin in Freesoil. Dick loved the warm, summer months and spending time on the water in the sunshine. He enjoyed playing cards with family and friends, especially poker, attending sporting events, and spending time with his grandchildren. The most memorable trip Dick talked about often was the cruise they took to Alaska.
Dick is lovingly remembered and missed by his wife of 51 years, Katherine; his three children, Richard (Susan) Munch, Craig (Diana) Schultz, and Rhonda Schultz; eight grandchildren: Brandon (Angela) Schultz, Kailey Schultz, Ryan (Jordan) Schultz, Lenai (Roy) Branco, Naomi Munch, Jonathon Zoutman, Skyler (Jamaica) Munch, and Shandon Munch; seven great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Ron Rosema, Tom (Janene) Irey, and Chuck (Diane) Irey; and sisters-in-law, Eilleen Davila, Jean LaFever, Marlene (Bob) Frantz, and Gail Irey; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by daughter, Sharleen Munch in 2017; brother, Ron Munch; sister, Joan Rosema; and brothers-in-law, Richard Davila and Richard Irey.
The Funeral Service for Dick will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church with Pastor Simeon J. Cornwell officiating. Visitations will be held on Friday, March 18, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Klaassen Family Funeral Home, as well as one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Interment will be at Grand Haven Township Lakeshore Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Harbor Hospice or St. Matthew Lutheran Church.
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