NAPPANEE – Henri “Hank” “Big Bird” Richards, 80, of Nappanee, died at 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17, 2018, at his residence.

He was born May 28, 1938, in Muskegan, Mich., to Frank C. and Helen Ehrig Richards.

On Dec. 25, 1964, he married Janet Kay Tobin, in North Muskegon.  She prececed him in death Oct. 12, 1998.

Hank moved to Nappanee in the early 1970s.  

Calling will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22  at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, and one hour prior to the 2 p.m. the funeral service Thursday, Aug. 23 at Nappanee Missionary Church Chapel. Military Rites will follow the services.  Inurnment will take place at a later date in Bremen Cemetery.


Memorial contributions to Nappanee Missionary Church or American Cancer Foundation.