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“So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The Sullivan family ”
1 of 42 | Posted by: A friend

“Richard was such a kind man. He was just a wonderful soul and I am blessed to have known him. He was a groomsman in my wedding and a friend all these...Read More »
2 of 42 | Posted by: Natalie Hazen - Friend

“Marie, Morgan and DylanWe are so sorry for your loss of Rick, and also Barb. Your families are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 42 | Posted by: Jeanne and Jeffrey Weenink

“Good bye my friend, until we meet again.Our prayers and love for those you left behind - Marie, Morgan and Dylan. ”
4 of 42 | Posted by: Dave & Ruth Ann Mikolajczak

“My condolences go out to the Steele family. I attended school with Rick from Kindergarten through High school and he was one of the nicest guys I...Read More »
5 of 42 | Posted by: Tom Badour - Grand Rapids, MI

“I am so very sorry to hear of Rick's passing. He has helped and supported me and my family so many times in the past few years and always. Rest in...Read More »
6 of 42 | Posted by: Ruth Cornelius - Bay City, MI


7 of 42 | Posted by: Rod Adams - BAY CITY, MI

“Rich, You and young Rich guided our family through the most difficult of times over the years with comfort and grace. We now offer our sympathy for...Read More »
8 of 42 | Posted by: Mary Jo Haertel - Beaufort, SC

“Rich & family,I'm so very sorry about your two losses. I don't know if I ever met your wife, but my Dad talked highly of her, and of course Rick. I...Read More »
9 of 42 | Posted by: Laura Hurt Janowicz - Essexville, MI

“Marie,I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time. ”
10 of 42 | Posted by: Stacy Parker - Bay City, MI

“So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Tom and Bobbie Stratton ”
11 of 42 | Posted by: Bobbie stratton - Palmetto, FL

“so sorry for your loss prayers to the family ”
12 of 42 | Posted by: keith

“I have so many great memories with Rick from when we were younger. Rick was truly one of the good guys. My sympathies to his family. ”
13 of 42 | Posted by: Amy Steelman - Family

“Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. ”
14 of 42 | Posted by: Richard and Linda Zielinski - FL

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
15 of 42 | Posted by: Richard and Linda Zielinski - FL

“We are so sorry to hear of Rick's passing he was a wonderful husband, father and person! We will always remember all the great times we had spending...Read More »
16 of 42 | Posted by: Emily Brown - Bay City, MI

“I met Rich when my mother died. He was so compassionate and professional. His kindness guided me through a very difficult time. When my father died...Read More »
17 of 42 | Posted by: A friend

“Rich and family. Our prayers for you are in hopes our Lord will sustain you. You have comforted so many others. May you feel the same from all who...Read More »
18 of 42 | Posted by: Richard Beck - Wimauma, FL

“To Rich and family, we send our prayers. May our good Lord sustain you. Warmly,Rich and Barb Beck ”
19 of 42 | Posted by: Richard Beck - Wimauma, FL

“what a super guy ... and loss to our community. It has been too long since we've seen him. Our thoughts are with you Marie and family. No words can...Read More »
20 of 42 | Posted by: Sheila - Friend

“Dear Marie an family. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Rich. He was truly a all around great guy. He fought a long battle. May god be with...Read More »
21 of 42 | Posted by: John Johnston - Friend

“Love and prayer's are sent as our hearts go out to this outstanding young man's family. ”
22 of 42 | Posted by: Bob and Jean Adamowski - MI

“With deepest sympathy for your profound loss these past 2 days. Unimaginable. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers...Read More »
23 of 42 | Posted by: Konnie Gill - Bay City, MI

“I am so terribly sorry. Marie, Morgan, and Dylan - you are in my prayers. I cannot imagine how this will be for you in this unprecedented time. ...Read More »
24 of 42 | Posted by: Amy Gard - Essexville, MI

“Marie, Morgan and Dylan with deepest sympathy and prayers to you at this time. ”
25 of 42 | Posted by: Sue Jones

“A wonderful neighbor and friend. ”
26 of 42 | Posted by: Laura Asiala - Friend

“Rich,What can I say to a man who has always found the right words for thousands of families in their time of grief? We are with you in our thoughts...Read More »
27 of 42 | Posted by: Peter & Sue Kirchman - Bay City, MI

“He was a wonderful loving support husband to Maries fight of MS. Prayers to the family ”
28 of 42 | Posted by: Kathy - Friend

“Rich and family of Rick,Sandy and I were so saddened to learn of Rick's passing. Your family is grieving through a very difficult time. May God...Read More »
29 of 42 | Posted by: Gary & Sandy Glaza - Saginaw, MI

“Rich,Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. ”
30 of 42 | Posted by: Michael Timm - Plano, TX

“I am so very sorry to hear this news. May God take him into his arms. ”
31 of 42 | Posted by: Mary K Freel - Bay City, MI

“Rich, family and staff -My heart is heavy for all of you at this most trying time. Mere words cannot help your hearts to lighten, but know that all...Read More »
32 of 42 | Posted by: Charlene (Char) Hogan - Bay City, MI

“Rich, Words can not express the sorrow we feel for you in this time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
33 of 42 | Posted by: Wendy Dore - Jupiter, FL

“Rich: So moved by the news which has come my way on April 3 and 4. I hope that you can grieve properly and ultimately believe that they passed to a...Read More »
34 of 42 | Posted by: William Darbee - Bay City, MI

“Rich and family, l am so sorry to read about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this devastating time. ”
35 of 42 | Posted by: Kathy Howe - Bay City, MI

“Dear Dylan and family. I am so sorry to learn of your Father's death. Such a sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
36 of 42 | Posted by: Nancy Jackson - Teacher

“Marie. So sorry, Please know that we are thinking of and praying for you and your family during this unimaginable time in our lives ”
37 of 42 | Posted by: Kathy MacDonald - Bay City, MI

“Very nice family! My heart is broken for them. Rick was such a nice person who put forth a great fight!! He will truly be missed. Praying for...Read More »
38 of 42 | Posted by: Tina Demo - Friend

“My deepest sympathy to the family! Rick will truly be missed by many. RIP my friend! ”
39 of 42 | Posted by: Brian Diehl - Naples, FL

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
40 of 42 | Posted by: Cathy MacDonald - Friend


41 of 42 | Posted by: Betty Doriean - Bay City

“My deepest sympathies to the Steele family. Rick spent A LOT of time around our house in his late teens as a friend of my sister, Jayme. I was the ...Read More »
42 of 42 | Posted by: Von Schafer - Myrtle Beach, SC


RICHARD CHARLES STEELE, II of Bay City, MI died April 4, 2020 at the age of 52. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Wayne State University and Mortuary Science License in 1991. He was a partner and vice president of the family business, Penzien-Steele Funeral Home. He was a member of Selected Independent Funeral Homes and was past district president of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association.