Richard (Rick) Alan Coleman, 69

Richard (Rick) Alan Coleman, 69, of Saugatuck, passed away peacefully at his home in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, surrounded by his family.
Rick was born June 22, 1947, in Indianapolis, Ind., the son of T. Fredwick and Mary Jane Coleman and younger brother to Thomas. In his early childhood, the family relocated to Holland where Rick grew up in the Graafschaap neighborhood and attended Holland Public Schools.
Rick was a graduate of Holland High School and was an active member in both band and the football team. He went on to graduate from Western Michigan University with a degree in business and soon after started a successful small business in the West Michigan area. At 62, he retired from his business and pursued his passion for golf, Harleys, and spending time with his family.
Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Mary Jane, as well as his brother Tom.
He is survived by his wife Tammy; his children Matt (Lori) Coleman, Alicia Coleman, Sara (Matt) Kennedy, Andrea (Dan) Kuipers and Amanda Garich; eight grandchildren, Isabella, Ian, Iris, Nolan, Cole, Mason, Charlie and Tommy; and his niece Erin (Dallas) Swendeman and their son Atticus.
At Rick's request, there will not be a formal visitation or funeral arrangements. Instead, he has elected to contribute his body to the University of Michigan for ongoing research in the continuing fight against cancer, and has requested a "celebration of life" event to be held at a date later to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society online at  
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