Richard Dwight Sheads

Richard “Dick” Dwight Sheads, age 93, of Tecumseh died on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 at Hospice of Lenawee’s Hospice Home. He was born on April 30, 1920, in Littlestown, Pennsylvania to Robert E. and Marguerite E. (Schwartz) Sheads, Sr. On April 16, 1949, he married Adele A. Irvin in Fredericksburg, Maryland. She preceded him in death in 2005. He graduated from Gettysburg College with a B.A., received his MS in Wildlife Management from Penn State University, and earned a Doctoral Certificate in Wildlife Management from the University of Michigan. He was a biology instructor at Gettysburg College, and taught science, chemistry, physics, biology and German for 33 years at Willow Run High School in Ypsilanti, Michigan, retiring in 1986. Dick served during WWII in the U.S. Army as a First Lieutenant, Medical Administration Corps with the 3rd, 7th, and 8th Medical Battalions, and Medical Detachment Officer with the 20th Tank Battalion of the 20th Armed Div. in the European Theater of Operations. He was awarded the Bronze Star in Central Combat, Combat Medical Badge and Distinguished Unit Citation. Dick was a member of the American Legion, Life Member of the VFW, B.P.O. Elks, Third Degree York Rite Mason, and 32 Degree Scottish Rite Mason.Dick is survived by a daughter, Cindy (Mike) McCain of Tecumseh; two grandchildren, Devin Thomas McCain and Kleidy Dayana McCain. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert E. Sheads, Jr.At Dick’s request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial of cremains will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Condolences may be sent to the family at Arrangements are under the direction of the Anderson Funeral Home, Tecumseh. Memorial contributions may be made in Dick’s honor to the Lenawee Humane Society. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

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