Richard Joseph Allerding (1906-1977)

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Richard Joseph Allerding
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Lakeview Cemetery
Born: 11 Aug 1906 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Died: 5 Oct 1977, Petoskey, Michigan
Father: Newton B. Allerding
Mother: Sarah Krause
Siblings: Gladys Irene Allerding
Richard Joseph Allerding
Claude R. Allerding
Ralph Allerding
Nelson N. Allerding
Asa Allen Allerding
Clara L. Allerding
Wayne K. Allerding
Carl P. Allerding
Alta May Allerding
Spouse: Alice Christine Gray
Married: 30 May 1931 Goshen, Indiana


Petoskey News-Review, Thursday, October 6, 1977:

Richard Allerding, 71

Funeral services for Richard Allerding, 71, of Harbor Springs, will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Gillian-Erwin Funeral Chapel in Harbor Springs. Rev. Becky Clockey of the Harbor Springs Presbyterian Church will officiate and interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery.

Mr. Allerding died Oct. 5 at Lockwood-MacDonald Division of Northern Michigan Hospitals, Inc.

He was born Aug. 11, 1906 in Harbor Springs. He attended Harbor Springs schools and graduated from Harbor Springs High School in 1927. He also attended Western Michigan University for three years.

On May 30, 1931, he married the former Christine Gray in Goshen, Ind. The couple have resided in Harbor Springs since that time.

Mr. Allerding was a veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Air Force.

He was a member of the Harbor Springs Presbyterian Church and served as a deacon for a number of years. He was also a member of the Smith-Hoover Post No. 281, American Legion.

Until his retirement in 1970, Mr. Allerding had owned and operated a grocery store in Harbor Springs.

Survivors include his wife; five brothers, Claude, Nelson, Ada, Wayne and Carl, all of Harbor Springs; two sisters, Mrs. George (Gladys) Belanger of Petoskey and Mrs. Charles (Clara) Engler of Harbor Springs; many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Gillian-Erwin Funeral Chapel beginning Friday afternoon.

The family suggests anyone wishing to honor the memory of Mr. Allerding, may do so by contributing in his name to the Leukemia Foundation.


  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Allerding, Richard Joseph
Date of Death: 10/5/1977
Liber: 1977
Folio: P330
Place of Death: Petoskey, MI
Allerding, Richard Joseph
Age: 71
Born: 08/11/1906
Died: 10/05/1977
Cemetery: Lakeview, Harbor Springs
Obituary: on file
Military: WW2 - US Air Force