Obituary Report

(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 would allow.

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.

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The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.