Obituary for Frank Allen Rivard

Born: Jul. 15th, 1947
Passed Away: Mar. 14th, 2013

Visitation

Tuesday Mar. 19th, 2013
2:00pm to 4:00pm and
6:00pm to 8:00pm at Throop Funeral Home
Directions to Throop Funeral Home
Wednesday Mar. 20th, 2013
10:00am to 11:00am at St Mary's Catholic Church - Marne
Directions to St Mary's Catholic Church - Marne

Service

Wednesday Mar. 20th, 2013, 11:00am at St Mary's Catholic Church - Marne
Directions to St Mary's Catholic Church - Marne

Obituary

Frank A. Rivard, age 65, of Coopersville, formerly of Bay City passed away Thursday March 14, 2013 surrounded by his wife and children after a courageously fought battle against a very rapid and progressive ALS disease. Frank loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren and enjoyed tinkering in his garage. He worked many years in the food service industry and also volunteered at the Senior Meals Program in Grandville and Feeding America. He served in the US Army and was a Vietnam veteran. Frank is survived by his wife of 45 years Faith Ann; children Vickie (Bill) Bird, Rob (Molly) Rivard; grandchildren Ben and Katie Bird, Jacob, Nathan and Hannah Rivard; brothers Jim (Mary Ann) Rivard, Don Rivard, Roger (Lynn) Rivard; sisters, Elaine (Dan) Dell, Geri (Mike) McComb; sister-in-law, Dorothy Rivard; brother-in-law Ken (Shelley) McGeathy; sister-in-laws Becky McGeathy, Penny (David) Rickard and many beloved nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at St Mary’s Catholic Church, 15164 Juniper, Marne 49435 with Fr Dave Gross Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Marne. Relatives and friends may meet the family Tuesday, March 19th 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm a the Throop Funeral Home, 214 Church St, Coopersville, 49404. Memorial donations may be made to Senior Meals Program Inc., 2900 Wilson Ave, SW., Suite 500, Grandville, MI 49418. An online guestbook may be signed at www.throopfh.com Throop Funeral Home Coopersville, ph 616-837-8161

Burial

at St Mary's Catholic Cemetery - Marne
Directions to St Mary's Catholic Cemetery - Marne