Lamont, Ricky, Merrill, Michigan

Our loving husband, father, and grandfather passed away Sunday, November 27, 2011, at the age of 59 years. Ricky was born November 7, 1952, in Midland to Dona (Riley) and Howard Lamont Jr. He married Cherrie Bigelow on September 16, 1972, she survives him. He worked for Salem Construction LLC for 16 ½ years. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, snowmobile racing with his sons and friends, and golfing. Besides his wife and parents he is survived by his children, Ricky (Nanette) Lamont Jr., Ryan (Stephanie) Lamont, Robbie (Trisha Kopta) Lamont, and Trisha (Jason Schlegel) Lamont; grandchildren, Tyler, Travis, Trenton, and Jenna Gross, Mason and Carson Lamont, Nolan and Bryce Lamont; special kids Brieann and Calib Stewart; parents-in-law, Larry and Donna Bigelow; brother, Mike (Patty) Lamont; grandfather, Howard Lamont Sr.; brothers-in-law, Calvin (Annette) Bigelow and Chris (Sharon) Bigelow; sister-in-law, Charmin (Kirk) Santhany; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister-in-law, Jody Lamont; nieces, Rachel Lamont and Kelsey Santhany; grandparents, Myrtle Lamont and William and Ruby Riley. Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at W. L. Case & Company in Merrill. Rev. David Kingsbury will officiate with burial to follow in Lakefield Twp. Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and again on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Jonesfield/Lakefield Fire Department or to Mid-Michigan Hospice.