Richard James Scheanwald

October 20, 2019


Richard James Scheanwald age 94 of McBain, passed away at the Curry House Assisted Living in Cadillac on Oct. 20, 2019, surrounded by family. He was born on Nov. 12, 1924 in Toledo, Ohio to August Gottlieb and Henrietta Hilda (Helbing) Scheanwald. He married Marian Hamilton on July 8, 1953 in Saginaw.

Dick served in the US Army during World War II as a Second Lieutenant in the Air Corp as a bombardier gunner. He attended Alma College for five years and taught at the McBain Public High School for over 37 years. Dick had been the time keeper at home games and was a chaperone on the school bus for away games. He enjoyed bowling, watching TV, and was a Tiger fan. He was a former member of the McBain United Presbyterian Church where he had taught Sunday School, was Sunday School Superintendent and sang in the men’s choir. He was presently attending the Cadillac First Church of the Nazarene.

He is survived by his wife, Marian Scheanwald of McBain, his children, Dick (Christa Dorsey) Scheanwald of Brighton, Barb (Roger) Sharp of Cadillac, Jackie (Gary) Larsen of Cadillac, and Mark Scheanwald of McBain. He has 8 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren, a sister, Judith (Terry) Emmons of Mt. Pleasant, and in-laws, Rhoda Hamilton of Florida and Marge Clark of Cadillac. Dick has a longtime friend Dorothy Hughes of Saginaw and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two children, Carol Scheanwald and an infant daughter, granddaughter, Lisa Elaine Sharp, a sister, Margie Scheanwald, and many in-laws.

Funeral services will be held on Nov. 2, at 11:00 A.M. at the Cherry Grove Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Brian Farmer officiating. Visitation will be on Friday, Nov. 1, from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Burkholder Family Funeral Home in McBain. Burial will take place in the Mount View Cemetery in McBain. Memorial contributions may be made to the lunch program at the McBain Public High School. Thoughts and prayers may be left at

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