Denny W. Richmond

Denny W. Richmond, the sweetest soul to grace this world, left to be with his heavenly father in the arms of his loving wife, surrounded by his children and family on March 3, 2018. Denny touched the souls of others with his gentle, loving, honest nature. He treasured time spent with his family and friends, often reflecting “isn’t this nice.” He will be missed beyond measure, but his loving spirit will live on in our hearts forever.

Denny was born May 10, 1933 in Jumping Branch, W.Va., the son of the late Noah and Gussie (Gray) Richmond.  On June 25, 1955 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Maybee, he married Rosie Kochis and they were blessed with almost 63 years of marriage.

Denny, along with his brothers, moved to Michigan in 1952 to find work at the Tecumseh Products Company and after 42 years there, he retired in 1994.  He was a member of the Tecumseh Missionary Baptist Church.  Denny was an avid lover of his lawn, winning best yard in 2014, and a grower of lush tomatoes. He was an avid walleye fisherman and loved golfing. Denny’s greatest joy was babysitting his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and attending their sporting and music events.

In addition to his wife, Rosie, he is survived by his children, Debbie (Bob) Ondrovick, Tammy (Bob) German, and Mark Richmond; four brothers, Bernard (Anita) Richmond, Jimmy (Anna Lee) Richmond, Glen (Barbara) Richmond and Paul (Hazle) Richmond; six grandchildren, Tara (Eric) Reid, Kaley German, Wade Ondrovick, Mason Richmond, Adam (Nellie) Ondrovick and Leah (Adan) Gomez;  and five great-grandchildren, Noah and Gabrielle Reid, Myla and Andon Ondrovick and Maximus Gomez. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Richmond.

Visitation for Denny will be on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. at the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes. The funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Brian Jones officiating with visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Brookside Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Tecumseh Missionary Baptist Church. Condolences may be made to the family at


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