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Michael Richards Afton

Published: Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 11:30 a.m. CDT

Michael E. Richards, 56, of Afton died Nov. 10, 2012, at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Graceland Cemetery Chapel south of Creston. The Rev. Jim Morris will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation with family present will be 1 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Graceland Chapel. Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25, Creston, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be left at

Michael Edwin Richard, son of Beulah (Foland) and Max E. Richards, was born March 22, 1956, in Creston.

Michael was educated in Creston Schools.

Michael lived all of his life in the Afton and Creston areas.

Michael worked as an assembler and collator at Innovative Industries in Creston.

Michael received the Consumer of the Year Award at Innovative Industries and participated in Special Olympics.

Michael is survived by his brothers, David (wife Pattie) Rouh of Creston and Tom (wife Lena) Rouh of Centerville; sister Mary (husband Mike) Henderson of Las Vegas, Nev.; several nephews, nieces and C.A.R.E family.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents and stepmother Elizabeth Rouh Richards.

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