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DICK EUGENE COULTER, 83, of North Branch, died Thursday, March 8, 2018 in his home.
He was born December 1, 1934, in Lapeer to parents Lloyd Carl and Neva Joy Coulter.
Dick graduated from Lapeer High School in 1953. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.
After the military, he joined his father and Uncle Mick in the farm implement business of Coulter Sales in Lapeer. Dick saw a need for farm services in the North Branch area and began Dick Coulter Inc. in 1969. He built that business into an award winning dealership servicing the farming community. Dick used his business sense to grow businesses in agriculture and rental. His love for the town of North Branch grew with his involvement there. He often could be heard. exclaiming, “It’s a beautiful day in North Branch!” as he went about his day. This has since become the town motto and engraved on flags, hats, t-shirts and hearts.
Dick was married to Phyllis Cote’ till 1974 and to Candace (Ritter) Hebberd in December of 1978. He is preceded in death by his wife, Candace and his parents. He is survived by his children, Lynmarie (Thomas) Rogers, Daniel (Brenda) Coulter, Curt (Karen) Coulter, Paul (Michelle) Coulter, Joy Coulter-Brown and Jeff Brown, Richard Coulter, Tammy (Kevin) Stayton, Jolynn (Jon) McKenney, and Eric (Amber) Coulter. He has 24 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren left to cherish his memory.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the many friends and acquaintances who’ve helped, enjoyed, appreciated, shared and cared with Dick in the time that followed Candy’s passing.
Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.
The family will be available for visitation 4-8 on Monday, March 12th and 2-8 Tuesday March 13th at Blackburn-Chapel Martin Funeral Home of North Branch, 4216 Huron St., 48461.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 14th with viewing at 10 a.m. at North Branch Wesleyan Church with Pastor Peter Damaska, Pastor Eric Coulter and Rev. Ron Hutchinson officiating. Dick will be laid to rest next to his wife Candy in Westlawn Cemetery. Military Honors will be conducted by the North Branch American Legion Post#457.
You are welcome to share an online condolence at www.blackburnchapel.com
Arrangements by Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home.