Richard J. Struthers
funeral director, Ware Smith Woolever Funeral Home, Reese, Michigan, died January 28, 2023, at age 73. Struthers attended Northwood University and while there found a part-time job with Ware Smith Funeral Home and Ambulance Service. He earned his mortuary science degree from Wayne State University and began a lifelong career in funeral service. In 1974, Struthers became managing director at Ware Smith Woolever Funeral Home in Reese.
He held various offices with the Michigan Funeral Directors Association, was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and Reese Fire Rescue.
Struthers is survived by children Christina and Michael, three granddaughters, sister Sandee and fiancée Rhonda Farver.