Richard M. Bogardus

January 14, 1929 ~ July 10, 2022

Richard M. Bogardus, age 93, of Byron Center, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 10, 2022. He proudly served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He owned and operated the full service stations Dick’s Mobil and Dick’s Sunoco for many years. He was a skilled woodworker and artist, making several gifts for his family. Dick will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 71 years, Joyce (Thieme) Bogardus; children: Richard Jr., Mark, Sandra and Brad Burns; grandson, Corey Burns; sisters: Lorraine Marsh, Madeline Chrystler, Andrea and Richard Vickers; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Madeline; brothers: Paul, Kenneth; sister, Audrey; brother-in-law, Paul Thieme Sr. According to his wishes, a private service will be held at a later date. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Disabled American Veterans (

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July 14, 2022 12:01am
For those who ever met Dick through his service stations, but never personally knew him, it would be his smiles, laughter, and kindness that you'd remember. My condolences to his family. May his memories comfort them and God's promises give them hope. Isaiah26:19; Psalms37:11,29

- Mrs. Spell

July 13, 2022 3:25pm
Mark, please accept my deepest sympathy and also please convey it to the others in your family

- Herb Luyendyk

July 13, 2022 2:45pm
I send my deepest sympathy to Joyce and the family. I have such fond memories of Sunday afternoons at Grandma and Grandpa Bogardus' especially when Dick and his family were there. It always was a good time being with them. Cousin Carol Dodge

- Carol R Dodge

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