Richard D. Verleger

January 13, 1951 ~ October 23, 2018 (age 67)

VERLEGER, RICHARD DUANE, age 67, of Bonita Springs, FL, formerly Mt Pleasant, MI, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, following a long courageous fight with leukemia. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.  Richard loved to hunt and spend days on his farm. He liked to spend time on Beaver Island where he has a cabin where he could relax and hang with friends.  Richard was born on January 13, 1951, in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. He went to Mt Pleasant High School and attended Western Michigan University. He then went on to own his own Construction business and from there went on to start Summit Petroleum in Mt. Pleasant. After selling Summit in 2005 he retired to Bonita Springs, FL, where he resided six months of the year.  He is survived by his wife, Kimberly, his son Michael (Jennifer), his daughter Katherine (Jason), his stepson Gavin. He leaves behind three beautiful grandchildren, Jackson, Andrew and Alaina, as well as a brother Ronald (Mary).  His wife wishes to express her deepest appreciation of all of Richard’s many friends who have kept in touch and provided loving support during the difficult times of his illness.  A Celebration of Life and Stories for Richard will begin at 4 p.m., followed by a dinner, on Saturday, November 3, at the Reflections Reception Center at Clark Family Funeral Chapel in Mt. Pleasant. In lieu of flowers, Richard asked donations be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Envelopes will be available at the time of service and at the funeral chapel.  The family is being jointly served by Maier Family Funeral Home and Clark Family Funeral Chapel. You may view Richard’s obituary online and send a condolence to the family, light a memorial candle, or place a memorial donation at or

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