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Richard Greene


Richard M. Greene, 73, LaGrange, died Thursday, September 20, 2012 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

    He was born April 5, 1939, in Hillsdale, Mich., to John B. and Bethel J. (Matthias) Greene.

    Moving from Owosso, Mich., to LaGrange in 1962, he retired after 28½ years with Dometic Corporation (formerly Duo-Therm and Motor Wheel) in LaGrange. He also had owned and operated Greene’s Heating, Cooling, and Refrigeration for 12 years.


Mr. Greene was a United States Navy Veteran.  He was a member of LaGrange First Church of God, Knights of Pythias Lodge #144, TRIAD, and AARP.  He volunteered at the LaGrange County Clothes and Food Basket and was currently serving on the LaGrange Town Council, which he had been a member of for 10 years.


On June 27, 1964 in Sturgis, MI he married Rose Mary Missler; Mrs. Greene survives in LaGrange.


Also surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Carl Schmidt of Howe, IN; a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Mary Greene of South Milford, IN; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his father, John Greene; his mother, Bethel J. Greene-Love; his step-father, Gilbert Love; a sister, Norma J. Rumsey; and two brothers, John L. and Russell L. Greene.


Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 11:00 am at LaGrange First Church of God, 777 N. Detroit St., LaGrange, IN with Rev. Brian VanOsdol officiating.  Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in LaGrange with LaGrange American Legion Post #215 conducting military graveside services.


Visitation will be on Monday, September 24, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Frurip-May Funeral Home, 309 W. Michigan St., LaGrange, IN.


Memorials may be made to LaGrange First Church of God or Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.


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