2013-02-21 / Obituaries

Richard E. Segerstrom


Richard E. Segerstrom Richard E. Segerstrom Richard E. “Tiny” Segerstrom, 68, of 9271 EE.25 Road, Rapid River, Mich., passed away Tuesday evening Feb. 12, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Richard was born April 4, 1944, in Escanaba, Mich., the son of Algot and Adeline Rose (Turan) Segerstrom. He was raised in Isabella and graduated from Nahma High School Class of 1962.

Richard was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Judith Groleau on Aug. 8, 1964, at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Nahma. They made their home on the family farm in Isabella where they raised their five children. They later relocated to St. Jacques in 1993. Judith preceded Richard in death on Sept. 7, 2002.

Richard worked in the woods for Peterson Forest Products and also did construction work for Hebert Construction. Tiny also volunteered for the Michigan State Department of Human Services. He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus.

Tiny’s hobbies included whittling, watching the birds, gardening, hunting and fishing.

He is survived by sons, Shannon (Patti) Segerstrom of St. Jacques, Chad (Rachel) Segerstrom of Rapid River; daughters, Penny (Glenn) Marenger of Cornell, Mich., Wendy (Richard) Damer of St. Jacques, Mich., Tara (David Arrowood) Segerstrom of Daggett, Mich.; sister, Geraldine Beauchamp of Livonia, Mich.; 12 grandchildren, Shelby and Paul Segerstrom, Kaylene Bigelow, Kylie (Brian) Johnson and Kelsey Segerstrom, Siera Segerstrom, JJ Pepin, Paige, Vanessa and Dawson Damer, Jersie and Chad Segerstrom Jr.; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents and wife, his three brothers, Kenny, Charles and Gordon Segerstrom, preceded Richard in death.

The Knights of Columbus recited a Rosary on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Nahma. Visitation followed from 11 a.m. to noon. Mass of Christian Burial services followed with Rev. Fr. Antony Lukka officiating.

A luncheon was served at the Nahma Township Hall. Tiny will be laid to rest next to his wife at Moss Lake Cemetery in the spring.

Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Gladstone and Escanaba are assisting the Segerstrom family. You can express your sympathy to the Segerstrom family or leave a memory tribute about Tiny at www.skradskifuneralhomes.com.

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