Richard E. Zander, age 90, of Westerville, Ohio, formerly of Lima, Ohio passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 in Three Rivers.
He was born to Oscar and Stella Zander in Three Rivers, on Oct. 10, 1927. He married Mary J. Keller on Sept. 5, 1947, who preceded him in passing on July 2, 2005.
Mr. Zander retired in Lima from General Dynamics Plant Engineering. He previously worked for Chrysler Corporation in the Detroit area for over 27 years. Beginning at Highland Park Engineering and then at the Troy office of Chrysler Realty for the dealership and diversified construction programs. Mr. Zander was a registered architect, a designer, and artist.
He graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1946 and was co-captain of the 1945 football team. He served in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1948, and graduated from Lawrence Institute of Technology, with a B. S. in Architectural Engineering. He was a lifetime member of the Three Rivers B.P.O. Elks #1248 and a member of the American Legion Post 170.
Preceding him in death were his daughter, Laura Jean; brother, Robert; sisters, Thelma Johnson and Dorothy Kallewaard.
Survivors include son, Craig (Alyson) Zander; two grandchildren, Kyle Zander and Kari Brosier (Jeremiah), all of Westerville OH.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 at Hohner Funeral Home 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers, MI, followed by a memorial service at 12 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan. Envelopes are available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at

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