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Richard David Shoemaker
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Richard David Shoemaker, age 78, of Harrison, Michigan, formerly of Oxford, died Monday, June 4, 2018. He was born June 3, 1940 in Newberry, Michigan, to Edward and Ellen (Mattson) Shoemaker.

Richard “Shoe” married Virginia Steiger on May 29, 1964. He worked over 35 years for the Michigan State Highway Department, when he retired in 1995 he was responsible for “Right of Way” purchasing for highway construction around the State of Michigan. Mr. Shoemaker played an important role in land purchases for the construction of I-696, the M-53 Highway and I-69. He loved each aspect of his role with the Michigan Highway Department…planning, surveying and the construction of roads and highways throughout the state. After retiring, Shoe especially enjoyed tinkering on automobiles, he was always “working on car”.

Mr. Shoemaker is survived by his wife Virginia Shoemaker; son: Ralph Shoemaker of Avon Park, Florida; grandchildren: Adriana and Shantan; great-grandchildren: Christian, Madison, Anthony and Jensen; and siblings: Dale (June) Shoemaker of Bridgewater, Massachusetts and Diane Shoemaker. He was preceded in death by his son: David Richard Shoemaker; and parents: Edward and Ellen Shoemaker.

A graveside service for Shoe will be held 3:00PM Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Oakwood, Michigan. Rev. Jeremy Lazzell will officiate the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer. Condolences and memories may be shared at

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Mt. Pleasant Cemetery - Oakwood

Baldwin Road
Oxford Twp., MI 48371

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Mt. Pleasant Cemetery - Oakwood

Baldwin Road
Oxford Twp., MI 48371


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