Richard Fremon Ansted, age 75, of Adrian, passed away on January 29, 2019, at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Lenawee.
He was born on February 28, 1943, in Adrian to Richard and Ila (Westfield) Ansted. Richard proudly served his country in U.S. Navy during Vietnam from 1960 – 1967 and spent time in the Michigan National Guard. On June 22, 1968, he married Sandra Helka and she survives. Richard was a member of St. Mathews Lutheran Church and past Commander of the V.F.W. Post 1584 Annis-Fint. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, cruising in his bug, and spending time with family. When asked what his greatest accomplishment was, Richard would say “his family”.
In addition to his wife, Sandra, he is survived by his children, Kim (Bruce) Webb of Springfield, MO and Richard “Rusty” (Hope) Ansted of Toledo, OH; grandchildren, Samantha, Lauren, Tyler (Ramona), Julya, Gracelyn, Hannah, and Hayleigh; great grandchildren, Pheobe, Lincoln, and Luca; sister, Melodee (Darrell) Hoff of Jasper; and his special fur baby, Minnie. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service for Richard will be held on Sunday, February 3, 2019, beginning at 2:00 p.m. with visitation from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian with Bill Butchart officiating and Full Military Rites conducted by the American Legion Post #97 and V.F.W. Post #1584 Annis-Fint.
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.