Ricky’s life began August 25, 1956 in Watervliet, Michigan. He enjoyed being out doors leading him to a career doing lawn maintenance. When he wasn’t working you could find him enjoying fishing or singing Karaoke. He treasured time with family which includes four siblings Patty (Mike) Mayer, Chris Strand (James Burnside), Steve (Lori) Strand, and Karen Price and nieces and nephews.
Ricky died unexpectedly Friday, July 26, at home. He is preceded in death by his father James Strand and sadly his mother Marian (Bailey) Strand died the same night. Ricky has been donated to Michigan State Medical School and a memorial service will be celebrated at a later date. Memorials may be made to Ricky’s family to help with expenses. Arrangements were entrusted to Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet. You are invited to leave a message of comfort or contribution to expenses.