Roland L. Richer, age 82 years, of Wauseon, passed away Tuesday morning, June 18, 2019, at Fulton Manor in Wauseon.
He was born Aug. 11, 1936, at Wauseon, the son of Willard and Clara (Short) Richer.
He married Betty Beck on Feb. 19, 1956, and she preceded him in death on June 22, 1983.
He then married Betty Ohl on Dec. 1, 1984.
A lifelong resident of the Wauseon area, he farmed for 27 years, worked at Bil-Jax for 23 years, and at Lugbill Livestock. He served in Civilian Public Service at Eureka, Ill., for one year.
He enjoyed playing pingpong, collecting Oliver toy tractors, and visiting Shipshewana, Ind.
He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Wauseon, where he was in the bell choir and sang in the choir.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; four children, Nancy (Norris) Allan of Fayette, Fred (Hope) Richer, Sue (Doug) Stinson and Jeff (Julie) Richer, all of Wauseon; a stepdaughter, Julie (Lyle) Johnston of Wauseon; 10 grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; 10 great-grandchildren; one stepgreat grandson; one brother, Larry (Melda) Richer, and one sister, Aldine (David) Holsopple, both of Wauseon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a granddaughter, Hollis Richer; and one sister, Velda Rufenacht.
A Celebration of Life service was held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at North Clinton Church with pastors Brad Faler and Mike Berne officiating. Interment preceded at 10 a.m. in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Short Funeral Home in Archbold was entrusted with the arrangements. www.ShortFu neralHome.com.
The family suggests that memorials be given to NOAH House.