Richard A. Nighswander, age 73, passed away April 10, 2021. Richard was born September 28, 1947 in Tecumseh, Michigan the son of Gilbert and Grace (Harvey) Nighswander. He was a graduate of Tecumseh High School and also received an associate degree from RETS Electronics School in Detroit. He served his country in the United States Navy as a Seabees in Vietnam. He worked for the Budd Company in Clinton and retired from Curly's Machine Shop as a truck driver. Richard is survived by his siblings, Nancy (Ernest) Mercer of Lapeer, Milton James (Barbara) Nighswander of Luzerne; nieces, Tammy (Steve) Anderson, Beverly (Craig) Simdon and Peggy Price; nephew, Andrew (Samandra) Nighswander and several great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 nephews, Michael Nighswander and Tim Marston. Funeral services will be 11:00 A. M. Thursday, April 15, at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh with family officiating. Burial will follow in Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan. Visitation will be 10:00 - 11:00 A. M. preceding the funeral service.
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