February 27, 2020

Richard N. Sirmeyer

Died Sept. 7, 2019


Richard Norman Sirmeyer, 86, passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at the Villa at Rose City.

He was born Feb. 12, 1933, in West Branch. His loving parents were Edward and Marie (Meir) Sirmeyer. Dick lived in St. Helen for the past 10 years, formerly of Clear Lake and Waterford. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the St. Helen Catholic Church and former member at the St. Perpetua Catholic Church in Waterford. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus 8390 in St. Helen and American Legion Post 416, and was a retiree with the UAW Local 653. Dick worked at Pontiac Motors, as a supervisor, from 1965-1988. In his younger years, he worked at the West Branch Refinery, was a mail carrier and worked at Coca-Cola as a delivery driver. Dick enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping, and loved fast cars and trucks, boating, wildlife and nature. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Dick is survived by his daughters, Marieanne (Raymond) Buchanan of Lake Orion and Theresa (Dan “Dutch”) Korbijn of St. Helen; grandchildren, Christine (Jayson) Pinkerman of Hilliard, Ohio, Brian (Danielle) Buchanan of Oxford, Jayce (Meighan) Ralph of Waterford, Kristin (Jerry) Twigg of Livonia and Kory (Earl) Brown of Detroit; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Jacob, Samuel, Anastasia, Dylan, Elizabeth, Mason, Austin, Ellery Grace, Kelly and Julia; brother, Thomas (Anne) Sirmeyer of Nashville, Tenn.; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Hedwig; daughter, Ruth Ann Mallett; and granddaughter, Shawna Mallett.

Visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in St. Helen will begin Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, from 4-9 p.m. with a rosary and vigil at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass will be held at the St. Helen Catholic Church on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m. with visitation starting at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Father Wayne Dziekan and Sister Barbara Matievich, O.P., will officiate.

Online condolences can be shared at www.steuernolmclaren.com.


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