Richard Joughin (1961 – 2014)

richard joughin WEBRichard Ward “Rich” Joughin, 52, of rural Fayette, died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, September 9, 2014, at CHWC Montpelier Hospital. He was born December 27, 1961, to Ward and Cleantha (Rehklau) Joughin. He married Shana Mae Minzey on April 18, 1988, in Reno, NV, and she survives.

Rich was a 1980 graduate of Morenci High School, and drove truck for several years in his early working career. He later became licensed in heating and plumbing at the RETS Institute of Technology in Toledo, OH, and in 1995, he started his own business, Rich’s Heating and Plumbing, in Fayette. Rich was a loving husband and brother, and devoted father. He enjoyed motorcycles and loved snowmobiling up north every winter.

Surviving in addition to his wife Shana, are his parents, Ward and Cleantha of Morenci, MI; children, Raven Joughin of Wauseon, OH, and Jake and Clark Joughin at home; and three brothers, Bill Joughin of Morenci, Dan (Carrie) Joughin of Morenci, and Tom (Darcie) Joughin of Niles, MI.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and a sister-in-law, Kendra Kae Maginn.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorial donations to Rich’s children, c/o Shana Joughin.

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