Obituary: Richard Story, 53, of Scottville

January 31, 2023

Rich Story

Obituary: Richard Story, 53, of Scottville

Richard M Story, 53, of Scottville, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.

Rich was born on April 1, 1969, the son of Thomas and Cheryl (Langfeldt) Story. He was a 1988 graduate of Mason County Central High School. Rich was a master plumber, working as a plumbing and heating inspector for Mason, Lake, Oceana, and Osceola counties. During the time of being licensed, Rich was the youngest master plumber in the State of Michigan.  On March 11, 2000, Rich married his true love, JoAnna (Haiss) Story. They shared 22 memorable years together.  

Family always came first for Rich. He was a loving husband, father, and uncle. In his younger years, Rich loved participating in derbies, and stock car racing. He was an avid outdoorsman, and loved hunting, fishing, and working on the family farm. For years he enjoyed raising elk, whitetail deer, and fallow deer. He also enjoyed bowling with friends and family. When it came to strays, Rich had a soft spot for them. It was his weakness, and he couldn’t say no most of the time. He loved his children, and especially loved embarrassing them any chance he got. He will be missed deeply by his wife, children, family, and many dear friends. 

Rich is survived by his wife, JoAnna Lynn Story; parents, Thomas and Cheryl Story; son, Nathaniel Story; daughters, Haley and Anna Story; sisters, Kristin (David) Quinn, and Charla (Dennis) Horn; brothers in-law, Duane (Robin) Haiss, Gary Haiss, Ronald (Christa) Haiss, James (Robbin) Haiss, Daniel (Rebecca) Haiss, and Michael Haiss; sister in-law, Joanie (Michael Belous) Haiss; bonus son, Hunter Kirchner; bonus sister, Kim Kipen; and numerous nephews, nieces, and close family friends. 

Rich was preceded in death by his grandparents, Melvin and Beulah Story, and Maurice and Lavonne (Bunny) Langfeldt and second wife Colleen (Cookie) Langfeldt; father in-law, Gary E Haiss; and nephew, Matthew Haiss.

There will be a visitation on Thursday, February 2, 2023, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington. A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 3, 2023 at 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, visitation begins at 1 p.m. 

Flowers are welcome; you may also consider memorial contributions to Rich’s children for college and all other future expenses.

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

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