Randy Joseph Willrish, 55, of Grass Lake, Mich., formerly of Matlacha Island and Ann Arbor, died peacefully Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at his home in Grass Lake. He was born March 28, 1957, in Denver, the son of Herbert & Donna J. (Weible) Willrish.
He was a care-free, happy spirit with a great sense of humor. He was self-employed his entire life, and particularly enjoyed shrimping in the Fort Myers area.
He was very loving, especially to his nieces and nephews. He never put himself before others. Although he enjoyed being with other people, he was content to be by himself, and enjoyed the serenity of the Gulf of Mexico and the mountains of the West. One of his favorite memories was from when he was young and would escape to go fishing by himself, where he would find "time to think."
Randy Joseph Willrish
Survivors include his mother of Battle Creek; three sisters, Juanita Cain of LaFayette, Ind., Julia (Erik) Jensen of Grass Lake, and Karen (Craig) Griffin of Battle Creek; as well three great nieces and five great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and his life-time love, Lucy Hodges.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Huron Valley Humane Society or Arbor Hospice.
Arrangements are by the Cole Funeral Chapel.