Richard Sears, 87

Richard Henry Sears, 87, of Wabash, Ind., died at 10:55 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2017, at his home.

He was born June 5, 1930, in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Dr. Richard Sears (Siersema) and Stella (Dice) Sears.

Richard was a 1949 graduate of Muskegon High School and a graduate of Ferris State University. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.

He married Martha Hartman in Muskegon Heights, Mich., on Aug. 25, 1956.

Richard worked for General Tire, in Wabash, retiring after 33 years.

He was the beloved husband of Martha Sears, of Wabash, for 60 years; the loving father of Richard G. Sears, Robert Sears, James (Nicole) Sears, and Donald (Rachelle) Sears, all of Wabash; the loving grandfather of Richard J., Austin, Diamond, Brodie (Erin), Tory (Rochelle) Jessie, Macie, Jacob, Joshua, Daniel, and Eric (Cierra); and four great grandchildren Eva, Jilena, Lillian, and Lucas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Thomas Paul Sears, who died in 1985, and two brothers Edward and Robert Sears.

Graveside services and burial will be 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Falls Cemetery, Wabash, with David Phillips officiating.

Friends may call 3-7 p.m. on Tuesday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, located at 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash.

Preferred memorials are the Educational Outreach Program at the Honeywell Center or the Honeywell Center Vocal Impact Youth Choir.

The memorial guest book for Richard may be signed at

Posted on 2017 Jul 17