William Michael ‘Mike’ Richey, 72, of Atchison, KS, passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.
Funeral Services will be 2:30 pm, Saturday, November 6, 2021 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, 800 Kansas Ave, Atchison, KS, with Rev. Robert Ziegler, officiating. Burial will follow in the Sumner Cemetery, south of Atchison. Family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Friday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, American Cancer Society or Trinity Lutheran Church. Words of remembrance and sympathy may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
William Michael Richey was born on August 10, 1949 in Buchanan County, Missouri, the son of William R. and Carmen F. (Jolencia) Richey. Mike attended the Catholic Schools in St. Joseph, MO. Mike entered the US Marine Corps on May 30, 1972 and served until May 29, 1976. Mike was proud of his military service to his country and was proud to be a Marine. After being honorably discharged, Mike worked for Rockwell Steel Foundry and Pillsbury Flour Mill, both in Atchison. Mike then worked for the Department of the Army at Fort Leavenworth as a Construction Representative Directorate of Installation Support from 1987 until he retired in 2015. Mike was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Atchison, and the NRA.
Mike and Anna L. Hundley were married on August 31, 1977 in Leavenworth, KS. Anna preceded Mike in death on December 7, 2016 after 39 years of marriage. Mike was also preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Brandon Ross.
Survivors include two daughters, Schella (Kenneth) Servaes and Brenda (Jason) Thomas, both of Atchison; son, Gary (Michelle) Sandy, Wichita, KS; eight grandchildren, Amber Kelley, Melissa Servaes, Chad Servaes, Jeremy Ross, Chelsea Ross, Ashely Venter, Aarika Moore and Travis Sandy; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Theresa Brown, Mexico, MO; brother, Brian Richey, St. Joseph; step-father, Dave Jefferson, Mexico, MO.