Richard Harrington

November 23, 1941 ~ April 15, 2022

Richard “Dick” E. Harrington, age 80, of Wyoming, Michigan, took his last breath on this earth on Good Friday, April 15, 2022, to celebrate Easter in the presence of his Lord and Savior. A graduate of Creston High School and Grand Rapids Baptist College, Dick also studied at Denver Baptist Seminary. Out of a life immersed in music, Dick served as a music and worship pastor in Michigan and Florida for 20 years. With a special emphasis in youth ministry and Christian education, he impacted the lives of many young people to follow and live for Jesus. Following his years of pastoral ministry, Dick served the Lord as a local truck driver, finding ways daily to share his love for Jesus in his trucking community. In his active years, Dick loved restoring cars, playing golf, biking, table games and time with friends. He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Rhonda Collette; parents, Jack and Marie Harrington; and older brother, John Harrington. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 58 years, Marcia; children, Steven and Tami Harrington, Stacie and Jamie Issakainen; grandchildren, Bryan Harrington, Abigail Harrington Cottle, Tiffany Harrington, Noah Issakainen, Olivia Issakainen, Isaiah Issakainen; sister, Marilyn and Jack Kryger; brother, Donald Harrington; many loving nieces and nephews; and many dear friends. A private family graveside service will be held at Rosedale Memorial Park, in Standale, Michigan. The memorial service to celebrate Dick’s life will be held on Monday, May 9, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4145 Chicago Dr. SW., Grandville, with a fellowship reception to follow. The family extends heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Kindred Hospice for their excellent supportive care in Dick’s last weeks of life. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dick’s name may be made to God’s Helping Hands (, a non-profit organization in West Michigan that shares the gospel of Jesus Christ to children and their families alongside churches, camps, and communities in the United States.

Memorial Service
Monday, May 9

MKD - Grandville
4145 Chicago Dr. SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Phone: (616) 534-8656

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April 24, 2022 11:32am
Dick and Marcia have been a brother/sister to me for many years! They have helped me through many challenges of life and I thank God for them! Praise the Lord Dick is free from this earthly body and now is with his Lord and Savior. I continue to pray for you, Marcia -- and everyone in your family. Steve and Tami, you are a huge blessing! The light of Jesus shines brightly through each one of you!

- Lynette Hooker

April 23, 2022 5:05pm
Seeing this obituary brought back childhood memories of the Harrington family across our back fence. Dick and Marcia were frequent visitors at his parents' home, and Dick's mom, Marie (Mrs. Harrington, to me) surely did her best to make us neighborhood kids aware of the love of Jesus for us. I remember a very young Dick Harrington, but we younger kids always looked up to him. The intervening years took us in different directions, but I'm happy to read this and know that he had a full life, and served the Lord always. Till we meet in heaven...God bless.

- Jackie (VanderVeen) West

April 21, 2022 10:47pm
Dear Marcia and family, we are so sorry for your loss! Dick was a wonderful man! You two sang so beautifully together, and had a ministry that touched many for Jesus including Jack and I here in Florida! We are sorry Dick is gone, but so thankful to know he is in his Heavenly home singing praises to God! Praying God will comfort you all! Much love, Jack and Cheryl Williams

- Jack & Cheryl Williams

April 21, 2022 4:30pm
Aunt Marcia, we both have loved you like parents for many years and thank you for all the love you both have given us in return. We take comfort in knowing he is with the Savior he served for so long. Praying for peace and comfort in the days ahead. We are only a phone call away. We love you, M&L

- Mark & Doylynn Lawler

April 21, 2022 11:08am
Marcia, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the loss of Dick. We have many special memories of the good times we have had with you two over the years. May the Lord comfort and encourage you in the days ahead. We love you!

- Paul and Saundra Kraus

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