Richard Rick Edward Green

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Richard 'Rick' Edward Green

November 09, 1966 - November 29, 2018

Richard Rick Edward Green Richard "Rick" Edward Green, age 52, of Houghton Lake, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 at Munson Medical Center in the loving care of his family. Rick was born on Nov. 9, 1966 to Richard and Ruth (Hodges) Green in Big Rapids.
Rick grew up in Kingsley and attended Central School in Traverse City.
Rick loved old cars, was a Green Bay Packers fan, loved animals and enjoyed watching funny movies and spending time with his friends and family. Rick admired and collected items with an oriental flare, and his favorite lunch (and dinner and probably breakfast) was to head to the Chinese buffet place close to his apartment. Rick enjoyed laughing and making anyone around him laugh. His contagious donkey braying alone could keep us all going for a while. He always looked for an opportunity to pull a prank; a favorite was to steal your food after distracting you to "look over there." That laugh and that sense of humor will be missed every day.
Rick is survived by his father, Richard (Carlotta) Green, of Lake City; his sisters, Raquel (Robert) Paulus, of Kingsley, and Ryanne Ockert, of Traverse City; nieces and nephews, Cassandra Green, of Traverse City, Derek Bosley, of Traverse City, Lauren (Chris) Huff, of Saranac, Caleb Ockert, of Ionia, and Hunter Green, of Newaygo.
Rick was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth E. (Hodges); and his brother, Randell E. "Randy" Green.
A funeral service honoring Rick will take place at noon, with a visitation one hour prior to the service, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. Pastor Tim Manzer will officiate. Rick will be laid to rest at Goodwell Cemetery in White Cloud at a later date.
The family asks that memorial contributions in Rick's honor be directed to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016; or the American Society for Deaf Children, PO Box 23, Woodbine, MD 21797.
Please share a memory with Rick's family by visiting his tribute page at
The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family.
Published on December 2, 2018
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