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Richard Alan Woodford

January 14, 1956 ~ June 10, 2018 (age 62)

Traprock Valley


 Richard Woodford, age 62, died Sunday, June 10, 2018.


Preceding him in death were his parents, John and Ruth (Wisuri) Woodford; and a brother, David Woodford.


He was born in Detroit in 1956. He married Lynn Kempeinen in 1988.


He is survived by his wife, Lynn Woodford; their children, Daniel (Denise) Woodford, Heidi (Eric) Keranen, Mark Woodford, Lisa Woodford, Jim Woodford, Kate Woodford, and Abby Woodford; and grandchildren Savannah, Cameron, and Bennett Woodford, and Jack, Carl, Lars, and Ray Keranen.


He is also survived by his brother, Peter (Carol) Woodford; his sisters, Barbara (Tom) Kelly, Elizabeth Woodford, Louise (Doug) Harmala, and Caroline (Paul) Schultz; mother-in-law, Martha Kempeinen; brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins.


He was a member of the First Apostolic Lutheran Church of Fulton.


A graveside funeral and committal service will be held on Wednesday, June 13, at 11 am at the Chassell Cemetery with Pastor David Taivalkoski to officiate.


All who wish to join the family are invited to attend.


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The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Chassell are assisting the family with the arrangements.

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