Kaul Funeral Home


Rex Peter Richards

October 11, 1928February 18, 2021

On Thursday, February 18, 2021, Rex P. Richards, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away after a brief illness at age 92. Rex was a long time educator and counselor in the Lakeview Public Schools, published poet, avid music lover, self-taught piano player, and proud Korean War Veteran. Rex was survived by his wife of 68 years, Marjorie, his son, Paul (Diane), beloved "Papa" of Nicole Walters (Matthew), Ryan (Erin Anderson) and Kelsey. Rex was predeceased by his daughter, Carol, his brother, Don, and sister, Eugenia. There will be a celebration of life service at Lakeshore Presbyterian Church on Saturday, February 27, at 10:30 a.m. Memorial Service can be livestreamed at:

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Memorial information can be found at Kaul Funeral Home, St. Clair Shores.


  • Marjorie Richards, Wife
  • Paul (Diane) Richards, Son
  • Nicole Walters (Matthew), Grandchild
  • Ryan (Erin Anderson), Grandchild
  • Kelsey, Grandchild
  • Rex was predeceased by his daughter, Carol, his brother, Don, and sister, Eugenia.


27 February

Memorial Service

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Lake Shore Presbyterian Church

27801 Jefferson Ave
St. Clair Shores, Michigan 48081


Rex Peter Richards

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Laura Dlugopolski

February 22, 2021

Paul and family, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. I agree with Carol, it's very hard to lose a parent. Focusing on all the good times or the special moments from the past are helpful in working through the grief you are feeling right now. I really like the photo you choose to memorialize his life.

Charles Dildine

February 22, 2021

I remember "Rex" very well. He was a kind, empathetic person who helped me immensely during my adjustment to teaching at the middle school. A great listener with compassion for the feelings of others that came across his path. I know he will be missed by his family. May his soul be received by our Lord with graciousness and praise for the life that he lived here on the earthly plane of our existence.

Carol Taylor

February 19, 2021

Paul and Diane, sending my sincere condolences on the passing of your father. I hope your family can remember all the great times I am sure you enjoyed. Losing a parent is not easy. You have a great foundation which I am sure he helped you build. Take care. God bless you all.