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“Dad I miss you more than I can express you were my rock and now I feel all alone..I pray someone somehow I see you again ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Sue Right tuttle - Battle Creek, MI

“I'm so very sorry to hear of the passing of Richard !! My brother Monty and I always had so much fun with him, either racing against him or just...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: MarkE Walling - Union City, MI

“richard thank you for all the good advice and kind words while I raced, and while Camille raced, I will always keep the memories of you denny and my...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Tina Lewis - battle creek, MI

“Rest in peace Richard. Fly high with the will be truly missed i. Love you cousin . ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Dorothy r Rugg Williams - MI

“Sorry to hear about Richard passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Betty (Vaughan) Black - Friend

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Richard C. Rugg, Sr., 72, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 20, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.

Richard was born on November 6, 1945, the son of John L. Rugg, Sr. and Verda (Baughman) Rugg in Marshall, Michigan. After graduating High School, he entered the United States Army as an engineer and later became an electrician, which he continued for 40 years.

Richard is survived by his daughter, Susan M. (Winifred) Rugg -Tuttle; grandchildren, Corey R. (Kim) Rhodes, Ray W. (Gigi) Rhodes, and LeaAnn N. Rhodes; his great-grandchildren; siblings, Thomas (Ruth) Rugg, Rose (HL) May, June (Dave) Beck, several nieces and nephews; and his dog, Lucy. Sadly, Richard is preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine F. (Keller) Rugg; his parents; his son, Richard Rugg, Jr.; and his two brothers.

Richard was an avid racer and hunter who loved spending time with his family. They will remember him for his kindness and always putting them first.

Family will greet friends on Monday, August 27th at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, 105 Capital Avenue, N.E., Battle Creek, MI 49017 from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow to Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2211 N Oak Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60707. Personal messages for the family may be placed at