Submitted by: Mary Jo Koran

Submitted by: Mary Jo Koran


SBT 2/26/1998

Richard E. Wright

March 12, 1934 - Feb. 24, 1998

LAKEVILLE - Mr. Richard E. Wright, 63, residing on Pierce Road, Lakeville, Ind., passed away at 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, Ind.

Mr. Wright was a former employee of Wheelabrator-Frye Corporation, Mishawaka, Ind., and the Liberty Coach Company, Goshen, Ind.

He was born on March 12, 1934, in Plymouth, Ind., to the late Ralph B. and Hazel (Merrill) Wright, and had lived in this community all of his life.

On April 24, 1954, in Lakeville, he married Mary M. McIntosh, who survives.

He is also survived by a daughter, Kathleen Clemons of Lakeville; three sons, Keven Wright of Orovill, Calif., Michael Wright of Bremen, Ind., and Lynn Wright of Lakeville; ten grandchildren; and by two brothers, Ronald Wright of Hamlet, Ind., and Roger Wright of Lakeville.

Mr. Wright was a member of the Lakeville Conservation Club and American Legion Post 363. He was also an avid bird watcher and greatly enjoyed fishing.

Services for Mr. Wright will be at 1:30 p.m. on Friday in the Palmer Funeral Home, 314 S. Michigan Street, Lakeville. Rev. Vito Rulli of Lakeside Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the Palmer Funeral Home.