Obituary: Richard Heer Sr., 96, formerly of Ludington.

April 16, 2020

Obituary: Richard Heer Sr., 96, formerly of Ludington.

Richard C. Heer Sr., 96, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Ludington, passed away March 4, 2020. He was born January 15, 1924 to Charles and Rose Heer.

Richard graduated from Hart High School in 1942 and he went on to serve his country in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He married the late Barbara L. Boreson in 1948. Richard worked in Ludington for the C&O railroad carferries. He ended his career there in 1974 as a captain. He then worked as a ship’s pilot for the Panama Canal Company until he retired in 1989 after 15 years. Richard was a member of the Masons, the Elks, and the Shriners.

He is survived by his son, Richard (Marjorie) Heer II of Norton Shores and grandson, Richard Heer III of Norton Shores.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, and wife, Barbara, and his three siblings.

According to his wishes, cremation has taken place and there are no services planned at this time. Memorial contributions in Richard’s name may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington,



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