John Rich

June 13, 1982 ~ January 21, 2023

John T. Rich, age 40, of Wyoming, went to his heavenly home on Saturday, January 21, 2023. John graduated from East Kentwood High School in 2000 and served four years in the U.S. Navy. John met his wife, Carla, while serving on board the USS Carl Vinson, and they married in 2005. Shortly after, they moved to Michigan where they spent the next 17 years and had their son, Landon who was the pride and joy of his life. John worked for Grandville Public Schools for 14 years and was a member of St. Mary Magdalene Parish. He was a golf fanatic, die-hard Detroit Lions fan, and talented bowler, bowling his first 300 game when he was 30 years old. Every deer hunting season and almost every summer was spent in Escanaba, Michigan where he cherished time with his family, hunting, grilling, and watching sports. He will be remembered for his dedication to his family, his genuine friendships and infectious laugh. John’s ability to find joy and radiate positivity in everything he did was an inspiration to many. He was preceded in death by his father, Timothy Rich; father-in-law, Rolando Rodas; grandparents, Richard and Barbara Helgemo, Vernon and Lucille Rich; and nephew, Richard Rich. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 17 years, Carla; son, Landon Rich; mother, Dianne Rich; mother-in-law, Eugenia Rodas; brother, Chad (Amanda) Rich; sister-in-law, Bianca (Jorge) Rios; niece, Madison Rich, and nephew, Joaquin Rios; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. A Memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at Grandville High School Auditorium, 4700 Canal Ave SW, Grandville. Relatives and friends may meet the family prior to the service starting at 10 am at the school. In lieu of flowers, please consider making memorial contributions to the Glioblastoma Foundation.

Memorial Visitation
Saturday, February 11
10:00am - 12:00pm

Grandville High School Auditorium
4700 Canal Ave SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Celebration of Life
Saturday, February 11
12:00pm

Grandville High School Auditorium
4700 Canal Ave SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Leave Your Tribute Message

January 25, 2023 7:35am
My thoughts have been with you during this difficult time. I know how much you and Landon will miss John. I am so sorry for your loss.

- Jane lingeman

January 24, 2023 6:26pm
We remember John when he was young. Quite the character. He will be dearly missed. Prayers and sympathy to the family.

- Jim & Linda McKellip

January 24, 2023 5:49pm
Mike and I knew your husband John at Grandville public schools he was a great guy always happy and laughing and had a smile on his face he will be missed sorry for your loss

- MIKE & Rana Garner

January 24, 2023 5:46pm
John you have inspired me to live everyday a little more like you. I never heard you say a bad word about anyone. You were a friend to everyone and just radiated joy everytime I saw you. I heard that Miley Cyrus song on tik tok today and thought of you...Thank you for spending time with me and accepting me as your friend..Rih...

- Jen brunges




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