(Iron Mountain - February 09, 2018) - Rudy Rihtarshich, age 94, of Iron
Mountain passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at ManorCare Nursing &
Rehabilitation Center in Kingsford.
He was born December 28, 1923, son
of the late Jacob and Hanna (Lusner) Rihtarshich. Rudy was a skilled carpenter
who built many area buildings as well as homes for his children. He filled his
time with fishing, trips to the casino, traveling, spending time with the
animals he loved, and playing the accordion. He was as loving of a father as God
Rudy is survived by the mother of his children, Phyllis
Rihtarshich; one son, Mitchell (Anna); four daughters, Diane (David) Seymour,
Kelly Thomas, Lorrie (Jim) Jauquet, Pam (Joe) Rittenhouse; one son-in-law, David
Collins; 19 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mona; son-in-law, Steve;
brothers, John, Baylin, Londo, and Albert; and sisters, Elsie, Viola, and Annie.
At the family’s request, a private service will be held in the spring.
Condolences may be expressed to the family of Rudy Rihtarshich online at
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron
Mountain with the arrangements.