BARK RIVER - Richard "Red" W. White, 82, Bark River, passed away on Monday Sept. 17, 2012, at the V.A. Hospital in Iron Mountain, Mich. He was born on Aug. 21, 1930, in St. Anne, Ill., the son of the late Ralph and Clara (Morrical) White. On Dec. 17, 1955, he married the former Shirley Naese in Aroma Park, Ill.
Red worked for Armstrong Cork in Kankakee, Ill., and after moving to Escanaba he worked at Bosk Corp., OSF St. Francis Hospital and drove school bus for the Escanaba Public Schools.
He enjoyed being in the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife; one son, Rodney (Susan) White; one daughter, Donna Miler; one brother, Leonard (Evelyn) White; two sisters, Doris Parks and Alice (David) Tower; two granddaughters, Shannon (Jon McNeill) White and Sarah (Mark) Ryals; three great-grandchildren, Austin, Ayden and Madison; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Red was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Wayne White.
Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Escanaba. A funeral service will be celebrated at 5 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Michael Engelsman officiating. Burial will take place in the Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial will be established and donations may be made in his name.
Please visit the website www.allofh.com to send online condolences to his family.