Richard Allen Shilling – Age 77 of Brant, MI passed away at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Rich was born on May 5, 1943 to parents Clyde and Florence (Musall) Shilling at their home in Farwell, MI. After graduating from Farwell High School, Rich married Joy Lynn Groves at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Clare on September 26, 1964. Rich worked for GM, primarily as a vehicle tester. After many years of experience, he became somewhat of a jack-of-all-trades in the automotive department. This position prompted him and his growing family to eventually move to the Saginaw area, to lessen the commute and time spent away from his family, whom were his biggest pride and joy. Rich loved farming, but his favorite thing was to be actively involved in his children’s interests and activities. Everything from 4H to Band, Rich was his children’s biggest fan. He never missed an event, and that carried over to his grandchildren as well.
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Rich will be dearly missed by those who survive him, including his loving wife of 56 years, his son, Bill Six, 3 daughters; Stacy (Arthur) Caldwell, Kristin (Thomas) Bower and Heidi Stinson, 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, as well as his brothers; George Shilling of White Lake, Chuck and Ann Shilling of Sanford Lake, and Jim and Barb Shilling of Farwell, as well as other extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Florence Shilling, 3 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
A funeral service is scheduled at the Campbell Stocking Funeral Home in Farwell for Thursday, March 18th, 2021 at 2:00 PM, with visitation from 12:00 PM until the time of service. Pastor Ray Francis will officiate. Masks will be required in the building and temperatures will be taken upon entry. Rich will be buried in the Gilmore Township Cemetery following the service. Please share your memories and condolences with Rich’s family online at www.CampbellStocking.com.