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October 19, 2018

7/27/2017 5:00:00 AM
Charles A. 'Charly' Richard
May 21, 1960 - July 19, 2017
Charles Richard
Charles Richard

Mr. Charles A. "Charly" Richard, 57, Rochester, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.

On May 21, 1960, Charles Arthur Richard was born in Rochester. He was a treasured son of Joseph Jacob and Ellen Reinholt Richard. Growing up, he shared his childhood with seven brothers, including his twin brother Carly, and four sisters. Charly graduated from Rochester High School in 1978.

In Atlanta, Ga., on March 17, 1988, Charly married the love of his life, Tamera "Tammy" Lee Reed. They shared 29 years of life's adventures.

As a young man, Charly developed a strong work ethic, growing up on the family dairy farm. His love for agriculture and dedication to the dairy herd was a lifelong passion. He later developed an interest in concrete work. Charly was talented as an artist, expressing creative thoughts with pencil and paper. He drew still life, animals and landscapes.

Left to cherish the memory of Charly are his wife, Tammy; three children: two stepdaughters, Kaara Walker and companion Tyler Sennert, Knox, and Amber Walker, Logansport, and a son, Mitchell Richard, South Carolina; eight grandchildren; 10 siblings, Frank Keitzer and wife Yvonne, Rochester, Mary Rockenbaugh and husband Jim, Rochester, Ted Richard and wife Lynda, Rochester, Rita Jenkins and husband Jim, Rochester, Hugh Richard and wife Vicky, Rochester, Joe Richard, Rochester, Mark Richard and wife Kristy, Holiday, Fla., Ruth Gunter and husband Dwight, Rochester, Ed Richard and wife Amy, Avon, and Jane Van Meter and husband Kyle, Rochester; mother-in-law Rosalie "Lee" Reed, Walton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Charly was preceded in death by his parents; his twin brother, Carl "Carly" Andrew Richard on April 9, 2016; an infant brother, James Richard; a stepson, Brandon Walker; a sister-in-law, Carla Richard; and a niece, Tracy Lee Ann Richard.

A celebration of the life of Charles Arthur "Charly" Richard will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017, at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. The Rev. Curtis May will officiate. Friends may visit with the family from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and one hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home. Charly will be laid to rest next to his twin brother, Carly, in the Richland Center IOOF Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, 404 Jefferson St., Rochester, IN 46975, or the American Heart Association, 208 LaSalle St., Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60604-1242. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to his family at

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