Richard F. Laird, age 89 of Lowell, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017. He was preceded in death by his brother, Tom Laird; and brother-in-law, Wes Smith. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Jeanne; his children, Tom (Sheryl) Laird, Dave Laird, Terri (Scott) Madden; and grandchildren, Ally, Alex and Anna Laird, and Julianna (Will Smith) Madden. Richard was awarded the Victory Medal for his service in World War II. He was a longtime employee of Collins & Associates Insurance Company, and a lifelong, avid golfer. A memorial service honoring both Jeanne and Richard Laird will be held Saturday, June 17, 11:00 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Lowell, 865 Lincoln Lake Ave. SE, Lowell, MI 49331. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church of Lowell.