Richard Kovaes, 65, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015.
He was preceded in death by his two young children, Peter, 2 years old, and Tammy, 8 months old, in tragic accidents; as well as his mother and father.
He was a Vietnam veteran and lifelong member of VFW Post No. 5315, AMVETS Post No. 1988 and the Lake County Honor Guard.
He leaves behind his wife, Cathy; step-children; grandchildren; and close friends.
He will be honored with service and burial at Fort Custer in Battle Creek.