Richard Arthur Bunton, 77, of Alpena passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at his home.

Richard was born March 18, 1940, in Rogers City to the late Arthur E. and Emogene (Larke) Bunton. After graduation from Rogers City High School, he enlisted in the United States Army in December 1958. He served in Georgia and Alaska and was there when it became a State. On Oct. 5, 1963, he married Joyce Williams at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Rogers City. In March 1964, he was hired at Abitibi Corp. and retired as storekeeper after 35 years. Dick was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Joyce; three children, Ronald (Susan) Bunton, Joan (Jeff) Marek, Robert (Shawna) Bunton; grandchildren, Amanda, Marissa, Brett, Brian, Chloe, Liam, Connor; two great-grandsons; two sisters, Patsy Erfurdt and Barbara (Ken) Rasche.

Dick was preceded in death by his grandson, Ryan Torsch.

Visitation will take place on Tuesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 12 noon with Rev. Joshua Schultz officiating. Arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.

Interment: Memorial Park Cemetery

Memorials: Immanuel Lutheran Church or Immanuel Lutheran School