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Richard Onken

Richard Allen Onken

Thursday, March 12th, 1931 - Saturday, June 1st, 2019
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Obituary

Richard Allen Onken, age 88 of Fennville, Michigan passed away at the Country Home Care in Pullman, Michigan on June 1, 2019. He is the son of the late Richard and Viola Onken. He had a passion for antique cars, auctions and John Deere tractors. He loved to spend time on his hobby farm with his wife Anna May, where they would grow apples, peaches and cherries. On February 6, 1951 Richard would marry the love of his life, Anna May. They spent 68 wonderful years together. During the winter seasons the two would love to spend time in Florida.

Along with his wife, Richard is survived by his children, Keith (Vicki) Onken of Venice, Florida, Jerry (Pat) Onken of Fennville, Michigan, Ken (Pam) Onken of Fennville, Michigan and Scott (Kendra) Onken of Fennville, Michigan; his sisters, Carole Vork of Holland, Michigan and Phyllis (Larry Sr.) Babinski of Fennville, Michigan; sister in law, Rosie Onken of Holland, Michigan; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Richard is preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Connie Elaine Onken and brother, Laverne Onken.

A visitation for Richard will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Chappell Funeral Home, 637 W. Main St. Fennville, MI 49408. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Chappell Funeral Home, with a visitation one hour prior from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Pastor Doug Tipken officiating. Interment at the Fennville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Country Home Care, 5290 110th Ave. Pullman, MI 49450.

Richard will be greatly missed by his family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Chappell Funeral Home
    Address
    637 W. Main St.
    Fennville, Michigan 49408
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Chappell Funeral Home
    Address
    637 W. Main St.
    Fennville, Michigan 49408
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Chappell Funeral Home
    Address
    637 W. Main St.
    Fennville, Michigan 49408
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 |
    When
    Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
    Location
    Fennville City Cemetery
    Address
    Hwy M-89, Fennville, 1/2 miles west of city limits
    Fennville, MI 49408
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kym zumbrink

Posted at 07:53am
To the Onken families,
Our sincere condolences. Dick was a great guy...who loved his family and community. He will be greatly missed. Another of that generation that is so hard to see go...
Bob and Kym Zumbrink
Dickinson True Value Hardware
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Helen Steanburg

Posted at 12:07pm
Thoughts and prayers for the whole Onken family. Rod & Helen Steanburg
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Bruce Grams

Posted at 10:40pm
Dear Anna Mae and Family: We were so sorry to hear about Dick's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with all of
you. Bruce & Judy Grams
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Alice S. Lehman Huyser

Posted at 06:22pm
My condolences to all of the family. There are many good memories of Dick in the Fennville community. Keep your memories of him close to your heart!
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Susan Fazer

Posted at 09:23pm
So sorry for your loss. May God bless you all in this difficult time
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