Richard Wayne Abendroth

April 7, 1931April 8, 2011

Richard Wayne Abendroth Lansing

Richard W. Abendroth passed away on Friday, April 8, 2011 at the age of 80. He was born April 7, 1931 in Lansing. Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Brookie; son, Roland; parents, Sarah Elizabeth and Herbert G. Abendroth; stepmother, Marian; brothers, Ralph (Clara) Abenroth and David K. Abendroth. He served in the U.S. Air Force in B-29 Bombers, during the Korean War. Richard is survived by his son, David Abendroth; sisters, Jeanne Kuhfal, Alice C. (Donald W.) Gillson; brother, Gary Abendroth and numerous other relatives. In his business life he was a decorator and Owner Operator of Colorama, a paint and wallpaper store. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2:00 pm at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing with Rev. Stephen Ezop officiating. Visitation will be held Monday from 6-8 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, 3816 Payshere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674 or the American Lung Association, 403 Seymour Ave, Lansing, MI 48933. On line condolences may be made at


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 12, 2011
  • Visitation Monday, April 11, 2011

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Nancy Ernest

April 21, 2011

Dick was a wonderful friend and I know that he and my husband are together in Heaven talking and walking in a mall. Discussing the Air Force and all the good times they had. We all walked in the Lansing mall and had a lot of good times. My husband died Dec. 20. I am so sorry for your loss. Nancy (Bob) Ernest

Sherry Lott

April 20, 2011

Gary and family, with deepest sympathy on your loss. I have many fond memories of Dick and Bea with my parents and growing up. They ALL make me smile!! My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of healing. I want to send a special thank you to Dick for his service and dedication in the Air Force. He and my Dad always had some great stories to share!! I am sure they are sharing them right now in Heaven!! God Bless you all.

Gerri McKenzie

April 12, 2011

Gary, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Brother. May you find peace in your family and friends while celebrating his life and sharing the memories and good times. A special thank you to him for his service and dedication to our Country while serving in the Air Force. Take Care, your friend from your Granger days and now Meijer visits, Gerri McKenzie.

Debra DeFeyter

April 12, 2011

Gary, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Brother. My thoughts & prayers are with you always. Debra Jacobson-DeFeyter

Dennis Abenroth

April 11, 2011

Uncle Dick- We hope you are at peace and finally happy. Your nephews and neices have many varied memories of your life.
May the Lord bless you. Dennis, Donna, James & Crystal, Tim, Catherine Abenroth

Mary Elizabeth Low

April 11, 2011

Bea and Dick were my first friends in East Lansing. I'll always remember our fun at the Boom Boom Room at Frandor.