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“My Dad was a very special man who loved all his children unconditionally. Being his only daughter, as a child he called me princess and treated me...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Jean Knight - Westland, MI

“Grandpa Dick was a loving, kind man who always had a smile on his face. Even if he couldn't hear you from across a room, he'd smile ear to ear just...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Ryan McGovern - Grand Haven, MI

“What a blessing to have been married into such a wonderful family. I couldn't have asked for better in-laws in Nancy or Dick. This man had a...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Monica McGovern - Palatine, IL

“Every time I left Grandpa's house, I knew how much he loved me and how proud he was of me. He was always ready to listen, was kind, generous and...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Erin Chandonnet - Holland, MI

“Grandpa Dick was one of the most loving and kind people I've ever known. A small example of his love and kindness shows in the words of the wedding...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Charles McGovern - Cleveland, OH

“I am truly sorry for your loss. My heart breaks.. I have been Dick (and Nancy's) hairdresser since 1998. I will miss our conversations and occasion...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Jennifer Reed - Monroe, MI

“Jean, So many great memories of your dad at your house in Newport. So sorry for your loss ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Melissa Theodoru-Schneider - TX

“A truly good man who showed us all how to live a simple, happy life full of optimism, humor, and love. Through his long life he showed us how to...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: David McGovern - Palatine, IL


Richard J. (Dick) McGovern, 88, of Monroe passed away peacefully in his home Monday, July 9, 2018 after a lengthy illness. Born in Grand Rapids, MI on April 25, 1930, he was the son of Harry R. and Hilda (Roggelin) McGovern. He married Patricia (Nancy) Kohler May 8, 1954 at St. Mary Church in Monroe. She preceded him in death November 1, 2008.
Dick was a 1948 graduate of Monroe High School and served in the U.S. Army overseas from January 1949 until October 1952 attaining the rank of Staff Sgt.
Dick was employed by Ace Paper Products, Inter-Pack Corp., and Toledo Plate and Window Glass, retiring from Eye Surgeons of Monroe in 1999.
He was a member of St. Mary Parish of Monroe and a life member of Monroe Post 1138 V.F.W.
Dick is survived by his children John (Deborah) McGovern of Monroe, David (Monica) McGovern of Palatine, IL, Thomas McGovern of Columbus, OH and Jean (David) Knight of Westland. Also surviving are grandchildren Kaylynn (Benjamin) Schreiber, Garrett McGovern, Charles (Dana) McGovern, Erin (Alex) Chandonet, Ryan McGovern, Megan Knight and Donovan McGovern and a great-granddaughter, Breanne Patricia Schreiber.
Cremation has taken place and the family will plan a memorial at a later date.
Memorials may be made to VFW National Home of Children, 3573 S. Waverly Rd., Eaton Rapids, MI. 48827 or The Salvation Army.
The family would like to give very special thanks to the wonderful staff of St. Joseph Mercy Hospice of Southeast Michigan for their kindness and support during the past 9 months.
We would also like to thank all of Dick's buddies at Larson's Bar and Pete's Garage for many years of friendship.
In accordance with Dick's wishes, cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Allore Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes