REED CITY — Richard “Dick” Stieg, 75, passed into new life on Sunday, July 12, 2015.

Richard demonstrated his devotion to life and family by surviving cancer for two years before passing away at his farm in Reed City. Dick was born in Reed City to Glendon and Marcella (Kersey) Stieg on April 11, 1940.

Dick grew up farming and continued to find great joy in farming over his lifetime, often alongside his brothers and father. Dick and his wife, Linda, worked together as 4-H leaders in Osceola County for 19 years. After retirement, Dick began raising standard bred horses and it brought him and his family and friends joy to celebrate with him in his many successes in cart-horse racing.

Richard also was known in the community for his love of athletics and he assisted his nephew, Jesse Kailing, in coaching the Reed City High School boy’s basketball team for 10 years. He also was frequently seen on the sidelines encouraging his grandchildren in athletics or whatever it was they chose to do. Dick also was a member of the United Methodist Church in Reed City.

Dick served in the U.S. Army as an SP4 from 1963 to 1965. He worked for Cooper Industries as a machinist in Reed City for 13 years before going to work for Micron Manufacturing in Walker as a foreman. Richard retired in 2003 and has since focused on farming and helping care for his grandchildren and enjoying his many friends and family.

Richard is survived by his wife of nearly 48 years, Linda (Leusby) Stieg; and his two daughters, Rebecca Stieg and Marcie Stieg-Williams (Eli); three grandsons, Isaac, Owen and Wyatt Williams; and one granddaughter, Willow Stieg-Boyer. He also is survived by his father, Glendon Stieg, 97; and his brothers, James (Sharon), Louis (Rose); and sisters, Dolores (Terry) Holmes and Dianne (John) Wirth; and sister-in-law, Sherry Stieg; and half-sister, Susan Stieg; all of Reed City. He also is survived by seven brothers-in-law; and seven sisters-in-law on his wife’s side; along with many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Marcella; and brother, Garry.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at the United Methodist Church in Reed City, with the funeral to be held at the church at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2015, with a luncheon to follow the service.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Susan P. Wheatlake Cancer Center or to the United Methodist Church in Reed City. An online obituary may be viewed and condolences offered at