Stanley “Dick” Wakild, 77, of South Haven, passed away July 11, 2020 in his home. He was born June 30, 1943 to Stanley C. and Clara Ruth (Roe) Wakild in South Haven, Michigan. Dick graduated from South Haven High School with the Class of 1961. He honorably served his country in the United States Air Force, the Army National Guard, and the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. Stan worked for the South Haven Area Emergency Services as a police officer and firefighter and retired as a Chief. After retiring, Stan worked as a firefighter at D.C. Cook Nuclear Plant and then worked as a security guard at Holland Hospital. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and a former commander of the American Legion Post #49. Stan enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his children Kimberly, Richard, and Tommy, and his granddaughter, Breeana Wakild and by a great granddaughter, Faith.
Dick is survived by his children – Terri Wakild and Tammy (Matt) Larson of South Haven and Chris (Ronda) Wakild of Portage. Grandchildren – Brooke, Alicia, Brad, and Megan. Great grandchildren – Ryan, Noah, and Cooper. Sister – Patricia (John) Hodge. Special nephews – John (Vicky) Hodge and Richard (Monica) Hodge and their children - Ethan, Haley, Tayler, and Lauren.
A visitation will be held Tuesday, July 28, 2020 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Filbrandt Family Funeral Home in South Haven. A memorial service will take place Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home with Pastor Travis Wilson officiating. Dick will be laid to rest at Lake View Cemetery in South Haven, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made to South Haven Emergency Services, 90 Blue Star Highway, South Haven, MI 49090 or the American Legion Post #49, 129 Michigan Avenue, South Haven, MI 49090.
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