Bom-Wrapper

Richard Maeder

Richard Lee Maeder

Tuesday, May 8th, 1951 - Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Richard Maeder, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Richard Maeder

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Richard's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Richard's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

MAEDER, RICHARD “RICK” LEE, age 69, of Remus passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at his home after a long hard-fought battle with cancer under the care of Heartland Hospice.

A Celebration of Rick’s Life will be held at Christi’s House, 10671 W. Jordan Rd., Remus, MI 49340, on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at 11 a.m. with Chaplin Daryl Amrozowicz officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Clark Family Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, September 8, from 2 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue at the home the day of the service from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of your choosing. Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel and the home.

A recording of the service will be available to watch Wednesday afternoon. To view the service, please scroll down the "Watch Webcast" icon below.

Rick was born on May 8, 1951, in Mt. Pleasant, the son of Gerald and Floris (Jackson) Maeder. He grew up in Weidman and attended school at Beal City. He married Patricia Swetz on October 31, 1969, at St. Henry's Church in Rosebush. Together they had 3 children, Brien (Lisa) Maeder, Jim (Jen) Maeder, and Christi (Jamie) Densmore. Rick enjoyed his time with his grandchildren, who were the highlight of his life: Sage Maeder, Cade and Avery Maeder, Lauren, Erin, and Karley Densmore.

He took a lot of pride in his family business, Maeder Brothers Sawmill and Maeder Brothers Wood Pellets in Weidman. He worked very hard his whole life but would tell you that to him, it wasn’t work, because he enjoyed what he did. He was happiest when traveling to Alaska on hunting adventures and enjoyed Buck Camp at his property in the UP. He always said the beer tasted better once you crossed the bridge. He expected a lot out of his family and people he worked with. He had a way with words and a way to get his point across. He would always ask for your thoughts on how to go about a project and then promptly explain why he was right and you had to do it his way as he drew a sketch on a napkin to explain it to you. More often than not leaving you clueless about the actual plan, but nevertheless, you did it his way. No matter where you were or what you were doing, it was always an adventure if you were with him.

Rick is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patricia. She stood by his side through his life and through his battle with cancer. Mom, we thank you for being his rock. Also surviving are his siblings, Roger (Denise) Maeder, John (Linda) Maeder, Diane (Alvah) Lintemuth, and Shirley Kleinhans; and many nieces and nephews
Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Floris Maeder; and mother-in-law, Rosella Swetz.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Richard Lee Maeder, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Richard

Service Details

Sometimes extenuating circumstances make it difficult to attend a service. Memorial webcasting gives family and friends the opportunity to view a service live, online, from anywhere.
  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Clark Family Funeral Chapel
    Address
    114 South Bradley Street
    MOUNT PLEASANT, MI 48858
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Christi Densmore Home
    Address
    10671 W. Jordan Road
    REMUS, MI 49340
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Christi Densmore Home
    Address
    10671 W. Jordan Road
    REMUS, MI 49340
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Daryl Amrozowicz
  • Interment

    Location
    Fairview Cemetery
    Address
    5400 West Weidman Road
    weidman, MI 48893
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Richard here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Marilyn Schafer and Family, Forest/ Mauck/ Loggers Insurance Agency, and other have sent flowers to the family of Richard Lee Maeder.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist
MF

Marilyn Schafer and Family

Posted at 02:13pm
Remember that we love and care about you
Flower Image

Marilyn Schafer and Family purchased flowers and planted a memorial tree for the family of Richard Maeder. Send Flowers

HS

Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 12:46pm
With heartfelt condolences, From your AIS family of companies.
Flower Image

Flowers were purchased for the family of Richard Maeder. Send Flowers

FA

Forest/ Mauck/ Loggers Insurance Agency

Posted at 08:55am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Flower Image

Forest/ Mauck/ Loggers Insurance Agency purchased flowers for the family of Richard Maeder. Send Flowers

TK

The Johnston's (Gary Jr., Dede, Mary and Kids.

Posted at 08:52am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Flower Image

The Johnston's (Gary Jr., Dede, Mary and Kids. purchased flowers for the family of Richard Maeder. Send Flowers

WH

Wolverine Hardwoods

Posted at 07:31am
Jim and Family, Rick was a great guy and left a fantastic legacy. The Sawmill industry will miss Rick. Praying for you.
Flower Image

Wolverine Hardwoods purchased flowers and planted a memorial tree for the family of Richard Maeder. Send Flowers

Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each

Tribute Video

Webcasting

Sometimes extenuating circumstances make it difficult to attend a service. Memorial webcasting gives family and friends the opportunity to view a service live, online, from anywhere.

This event may be open-casket and the livestream may contain views of the deceased.

Share by: