- January 31, 1944 - January 22, 2017
- Otsego, Michigan
of Richard's Passing
1700 28th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Turning Point Ministries through Centerpoint Church
2345 North 10th St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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“Linda, our prayers are for the Lord to encircle you with his comfort so that you will be able to move forward knowing your love and care for Dick...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Duane and Nancy DeHaan
“So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to you and your family.
2 of 8 | Posted by: Ruth Stoddard - Portage, MI
“Linda, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God bless you and keep you in his tender care. Linda (Dale's sister)
3 of 8 | Posted by: Linda Freitag - Glenbeulah, WI
“To Linda and Leep family, From high school to the many mission trips we shared,and so many precious memories of you and Dick.He touched so many lives...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Georgia and Herm Westra - Otsgo, MI
“always remember gods promise that angels will carry us to that greatest of all mysteries, the bliss and splender of heaven
5 of 8 | Posted by: john mulder - grandrapids, MI
“I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, but praise the Lord, your husband, father, and grandfather has been ushered into the presence of our Lord Jesus...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Dave Scheffers - Kalamazoo, MI
“Leep Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss. I really enjoyed Richard's friendship as a classmate of the '62 graduating...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Ronald Van Donselaar - Aurora, CO
“Thinking of you Beck and Tami. Sending prayers and love...wish we were there.
8 of 8 | Posted by: Deb and Greg Erickson - FL
Richard L. Leep, 72, of Otsego, went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 22, 2017 after a long illness. Richard was born January 31, 1944 to Charles and Ann (Aneweer) Leep. He graduated from Kalamazoo Christian High School in 1962 and went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force as an Airman First Class. He received an Associate's degree from the University of Michigan and would later become the Owner and Operator of Leep Appraisal, serving Kalamazoo, Allegan, and Barry Counties.
Richard was a long-time member of Centerpoint Church in Kalamazoo and enjoyed golfing and fishing. He had a passion for mission work and was a big University of Michigan and Detroit Tiger fan. He loved his family dearly and was very passionate about sharing Jesus with others.
Richard married Linda DeHaan on February 14, 1991, who survives. Also surviving are his children, Zachary (Robin) DeHaan, Tami (Brian) Koenig, Stephanie (Jeff) Blaskiewicz, Rebecca Leep and Megan (Josh) Knight; a brother, Jerry (Lisa) Leep; a sister, Charlotte (Cor) Kaars; 10 grandchildren, Kara, Kyle, Chad, Caden, Lauren, Morgan, Tyler, Gracie, Adelih and Sophia, and six nieces.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, and his first wife, Patricia (Roobol) Leep.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel. A memorial service to celebrate Richard's life will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, January 26 at Centerpoint Church, 2345 North 10th Street, Kalamazoo 49009. Interment will be held privately at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider World Renew, 1700 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508 OR Turning Point Ministries through Centerpoint Church, 2345 North 10th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.