Saturday, September 16, 2017

Richard Branch
    Richard Branch, age 89, of Webberville, Michigan, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 11, 2017. Born in Tampa, Florida, on October 4, 1927, to Henry and Anna Branch, he grew up in a family with four siblings. He served in the U.S. Army. He married Ernestine Monroe on November 6, 1948, and was a loving and devoted husband. Ernestine preceded him in death in 2013, after 65 years of marriage. 
    In addition to being a devoted husband, he was a dedicated and loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He will be remembered as a man of integrity and loyalty, shown through his loving care of his wife during her bout with Alzheimer’s. Richard had a strong faith in God, believing in the peace that would await him after his passing. In 1986, he retired after 37 years from Sparrow Hospital as Senior Vice President. After retirement, he enjoyed golfing and traveling with his wife and family and following his beloved Detroit Tigers. 
    Richard is survived by his brother, Lynwood (Florence) Branch and four children: Gordon (Kay) Branch, Janice (David) Carter, Karen (David) Shannon, and Brent (Leslie) Branch as well as twelve grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. 
   Visitation was held on Thursday, September 14th at the Herrmann Funeral Home, 1005 E. Grand River, Fowlerville, Michigan from 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm. The funeral service took place on Friday, September 15th at Webberville United Methodist Church, 4215 Holt Rd., Webberville, Michigan at 11am with visitation beginning at 10am. 
    The family requests contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation in lieu of flowers. Please leave the family a condolence at

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