Born 2-6-1929 -- Died 10-27-2006
Richard (Dick) Mack Bryan, 77, of Cherokee Village died Oct. 27, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.
He was born on Feb. 6, 1929, in Wapakoneta, Ohio, the son of the late Harry D. and Nina M. (Belcher) Bryan. He was a graduate of Blume High School in Wapakoneta and Northwestern School of Commerce in Lima, Ohio.
He was married to Dorcas Jane Chapman on July 24, 1948, and had four children.
Richard and Dorcas retired to Cherokee Village in 1990. Bryan was a data processing manager for Good Year Tire and Rubber in St. Mary's, Ohio, Ford Motor Company (Edsel Division) in Lima Ohio, E.W. Bliss in Hastings, Mich., and Kysor Industrial Corporation in Cadillac, Mich.
He was active in the Cherokee Village Lions Club, Marathon Bridge and Men's Golf Association. He was a presiding partner in the Investment Club and former chairman of the Ballroom Dance Club. He was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Cherokee Village.
In Cadillac, Mich., he was an avid snowmobiler, a Mason in the Clam Lake Lodge, a charter member of the Northern Michigan Data Processing Managers Association, a trustee for the Wexford County Credit Union, and a member of the Cadillac Country Club Men's Golf Association.
In earlier years, he was active in Boy Scouts and Blue Birds, and a mentor in various other organizations for children.
Bryan is survived by his wife, Dorcas of the home; his children and their spouses, Nina Susan (Walter) Gorak of Ada, Mich., Grant Richard (Diane) Bryan of Lowell, Mich., and their children, Brandy Smith, Michael and William Bryan, Ellen Marie (Christopher) Kolarik of Canton, Mich., and their children, Renae and Amy, and Kelly Lynn (Steven) Johnson of Benson, Ariz., and their children, Nina and Gregory.
His parents, Harry and Nina Bryan, his brothers, Harry G. and Maurice O. Bryan, and an infant sister, Gloria, all preceded him in death.
A memorial service was held Oct. 30 at Peace Lutheran Church in Cherokee Village with Pastor Brian Pummill officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Tri-County Funeral Home of Hardy, Ark.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to the 32 Degree Masonic Learning Center for children, 233 Fulton St. East, 5th Floor, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, an organization that provides free tutoring for children having dyslexia, and where his daughter, Nina is director.