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Jules J. Richard, 84 of Midland passed away on August 30, 2021 at MidMichigan Medical Center.  He was born on January 20, 1937 to the late Joseph and Gertrude (Valliere) Bilodeu in Quebec, Canada.


Jules worked as welder and pipefitter for Dow Chemical among many other places.  He was a member of the Pipe Fitters and Welders union for over 50 years.   He enjoyed fishing, going to the casino and loved his family with all his heart. 


Jules is survived by his children Pierre (Greg Zeaman) Richard, Dalila (James) Rice, Jr., Nathalie (Adam) McDougall, Jon Shannon, grandchildren, Bianka Arseneau, Meagan McDougall, great grandchildren, William and Lukas.


Cremation has taken place and there will be no service at this time.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Parkinson’s Foundation.


Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Richard family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.

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