Richard “Dickie” Bourdeau

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died November 16, 2018

Richard “Dickie” Bourdeau, age 55, of Gladstone passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018.

Dickie was born November 9, 1963 in Escanaba, the son of Richard and Patricia (Reed) Bourdeau. He was united in marriage to Colleen Davis on December 4, 1998 in Escanaba. He worked as a machinist for Independent Machine for many years. Dickie enjoyed grilling, shooting darts for Kipling Bar, and spending time with his family especially his grand kids, He loved music and laughter.

Dickie is survived by his wife, Colleen; four sons, Josh (Ardi) Bourdeau of Escanaba, Tony (Lindsay) Bauer of Gladstone, Jack Bourdeau of Gladstone and Patrick Bourdeau of Gladstone; four daughters, Tricia Bourdeau of Kaukauna, WI, Chris (James) Flatt of Gladstone, Chelsea (Jay Stasewich) Peterson of Escanaba and Shawna Bourdeau of Gladstone; numerous grandchildren; his parents; two sisters, Jodi (Todd Nelson) Bourdeau of Escanaba and Cheri VanDrese of Escanaba; four nieces and four nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Brandon Peterson and Jesse Bauer.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 27 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 6:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family.

6 Tributes for “Richard “Dickie” Bourdeau

    So sorry to hear this. My brother, Bruce, and I were really great friends with Dickie as kids growing up in Flat Rock. I remember really great times, climbing trees, building go carts, carving out snow forts, and having snowball fights. Lots of bike riding too. He will be missed. ❤️

    My Heart aches for one of the closest family I’ve known since I was in my teens❤️I am truly sorry for your loss of Dickie, his smile and supportive nature and the way he cared for family will be missed! He was a sweet friend to me. We partied and celebrated many happy times! Indeed, this is not one. but I will remember the true meaning of family with the way they all look out for each other! Pat, Dick,Cheri, Jodi, Colleen and family many hugs to you from Texas! Take care always❤️

    I greatly appreciate the condolences and memorial stories he was an amazing guy with such a huge heart

    Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. I have had the privilege of working with Rich for many years and have had many discussions with him. He always was so proud of his children and talked of them so lovingly and very often. He also expressed many times how Kelly was the love of his life! He loved you all dearly! He is sadly missed. God Bless you all and comfort you during this trying time.

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