James Michael "Mike" Rich

Born: Mon., Nov. 28, 1949
Died: Fri., May 11, 2018


Graveside Committal

11:00 AM Sat., May 26, 2018
Location: Robinson New Cemetery


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MR. JAMES MICHAEL “MIKE” RICH, AGE 68

Mr. James Michael “Mike” Rich, (Lil’Man) age 68 of Shelburn, IN and formerly of Robinson, IL died Friday May 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM DST at his residence surrounded by family and caregivers following a long battle with lung cancer.

Born November 28, 1949 the son of James William “Bill” and Betty (Sappingfield) Rich.  Mike served in the U.S. Army, 3rd Army Armored Spearhead Division.  He worked for E.H. Baare in Robinson, IL then Air-TEK parts manufacturing, Fairfield, IL before becoming totally disabled several years ago.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Betty L. Bunyan, Robinson, IL; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Chandra Rich, Destin, FL; grandchildren, Brandon Rich, Destin, FL and Kaelyn Rich, Destin, FL; a brother, Albert Rich, Robinson, IL; a special niece Kim Smothers and her husband Eric, Robinson, IL and nephew Adrian Rachoy along with several other nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his father, James William “Bill” Rich and a brother, Delbert Rich, in 1978.

Cremation Rites will be accorded.  Family and friends will gather at the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, IL on Saturday May 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM for a graveside committal service.  Military graveside rites will be provided by local veteran’s organizations.

Memorial donations may be made in memory of James Michael “Mike” (Lil’Man) Rich to the VFW Transportation Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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