Richard Allen Schmidtfranz 68 of Harrison passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Richard was born July 12, 1952 in Owosso, Michigan the son of Leonard Wesley Schmidtfranz and Virginia (Chunko) Schmidtfranz. Mr. Schmidtfranz had resided in Harrison since the early 1980’s, moving from Owosso.
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Richard worked several years as a Licensed Plumber with Ackerman Plumbing and Heating of
Clare, Michigan. Richard enjoyed spending his time away from work, hunting, fishing, training dogs, mushroom picking, collecting coins, watching old black and white movies and watching the televised episodes of The Great Outdoors and the History Channel. He also enjoyed dirt bike racing, listening to country music, cooking and grilling.
Surviving Mr. Schmidtfranz are his four daughters: Kristina Bridges of Midland, Traci Toner and husband David of Saginaw, Michigan, Erica Sczepanski and husband Shane of Midland, Michigan and Amanda Bird and husband Jason of Harrison, three grandchildren: Austin Sczepanski, Gavin Vaughn and Rosemary Bird, his mother, Virginia Schmidtfranz of Owosso, two sisters: Connie Luckhurst and husband Dan of Owosso and Cynthia Brewbaker and husband Rick also of Owosso, three brothers: Randy Schmidtfranz and wife Laurie of Owosso, Roger Schmidtfranz of Owosso and Gary Schmidtfranz and wife Cathy also of Owosso, plus many nieces, nephews, extended family members and his beloved fur baby, Fancy. Mr. Schmidtfranz was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Timothy Schmidtfranz.
Graveside services honoring Richard will be held Friday, May 14, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. from Pleasant Plains Cemetery, Harrison with Pastor Gary Biggs officiating. Memorial gifts in memory of Mr. Schmidtfranz may be considered to the Schmidtfranz family, in care of: Amanda Bird. To share an online memory or condolence with Richard’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements and care of Mr. Schmidtfranz are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989)539-7810.