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Richard Flake

September 12, 2020
Walker, MI



Friday, September 18, 2020
11:00 AM EDT
Rest Lawn Memorial Park
3450 Eastern Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
(616) 243-0294


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8 Valley Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 459-3409
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Life Story / Obituary


Richard Flake, age 87 of Walker, MI, passed away in the comfort of his home on Saturday, September 12, 2020. He was born to the late John and Mary Flake in Grand Rapids, MI in 1933. Along with his parents, Richard is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 37 years, Rose [Fate] who died in 2019; his sister Mary Lou Morton and brother Bill Maynard. Surviving are his three sons, John (Eleanor) Flake of Grand Rapids, Kevin (Lisa) Flake of Las Vegas, NV, James (Kelly) Flake of Grand Rapids and grandchildren, Dustin, Harley, Keegan, Ryan, Jenna “Jenny”. Richard proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. He had a long and rewarding career working as manager for Montgomery Wards and was an avid golfer and enthusiastic University of Michigan Football fan. Richard was also an active member of the Casino Club of Grand Rapids. Richard will be laid to rest next to Rose in Rest Lawn Memorial Park (3450 Eastern Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508) during a graveside service officiated by Pastor Joe Gerkin on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 11:00 AM. Please visit Richard’s personal page we at HeritageLifeStory.com, to sign his guest book or to leave a memory or condolence.