Roosa, Richard Dee, Freeland, MI, Formerly of Midland, Michigan


Passed away on May 9, 2015 at his home. Age 87 years. Richard was born in Cadillac on April 28, 1928, son of the late Don and Emma (Taylor) Roosa. Richard was a 1946 graduate of Merritt Agricultural High School. He worked at The Dow Corning Company in the service department for many years. Richard married the love of his life, the former Bernetta (Priest), on October 20, 1956. He enjoyed farming, hunting, and fishing. Richard loved to spend time with his family especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Surviving in addition to his wife Bernetta, are his children Tom (Becky) Roosa and Kevin (Elaine) Roosa; grandchildren Scott Roosa, Ryan Roosa, Kayla Roosa, and Matthew Roosa; six great grandchildren Mileena Roosa, Elizabeth Roosa Benjamin Roosa, Weston Roosa, Matthew Roosa II and Ava Roosa. In addition to his parents Richard was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters Newell Roosa, Ken Roosa, Joe Roosa, Raymond “Buddy” Roosa, Leonard Roosa, Joann Minthorn and Helen Miller. Funeral services for Richard will take place on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 12 p.m., from the Ware Smith Woolever Funeral Home. Pastor Gerald Ferguson of Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate with burial in Midland Memorial Gardens. Richard’s family will receive friends at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 W. Wheeler St., on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Covenant Children’s Fund or Covenant Hospice. www.waresmithwoolever.com