KOEPPLINGER, Richard A. – of Maple Grove Twp. died Thursday, December 23, 2021 at Owosso Memorial. He was 64 years of age.
Richard was born August 7, 1957 in Saginaw to the late Arnold and Pearl (Saladine) Koepplinger and was a lifelong resident of Maple Grove Township. He was a 1975 graduate of New Lothrop and then went on to pursue his dreams at Spartan College of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He built his life with Dawn Henige over the last 40 years of marriage. Richard retired from Delphi in Saginaw in 2006 with over 30 years seniority. He enjoyed farming, traveling and especially his grandchildren. However his passion has always revolved around aviation and flying.
Surviving are: wife, Dawn; children: Aronica (Randall Jr.) Taylor, Jerik (Alexandria) Koepplinger, Jordy (Gina) Koepplinger; grandchildren: Lexson Taylor, Raegan Koepplinger, Daxton Taylor, Noxlyn Taylor, Case Koepplinger and Lincoln Koepplinger, all of Maple Grove Township; brother, Ken Koepplinger of Chesaning; brother-in-law, Fred Dankert of Chesaning; nieces and nephews. His sister, Sharon Dankert, preceded him in death on September 29, 1999.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the family in support of the Maple Grove Fire Department and Junction of Hope.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, January 27, 2022 at Misiuk Funeral Home of Chesaning. Deacon Al Wright will be officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday and then from 9 a.m. Thursday until time of the service at 11:30 a.m.. You may light a memorial candle or share a memory at misiukfuneralhome.com.
Misiuk Funeral Home
Chesaning, Michigan 48616