Richard "Ricky" Bugert

Obituary of Richard "Ricky" Thomas Bugert

Richard Thomas Bugert was born on July 27, 1984 in Toledo, Ohio. He was one of three children born from Richard Bugert and Pamela Trowbridge.

Ricky cared deeply for his friends and family and enjoyed spending time with them. He was a go-with-the-flow kind of guy and never could really decide what he wanted to do. Ricky either had a smile or a smirk, meaning he was in trouble or about to be, often successful in charming those around him. Ricky was full of life and very happy. He had many hopes and dreams but now he is at peace, unfortunately being another statistic in today’s opiate crisis.

Richard “Ricky” Thomas Bugert, age 34 of Monroe, passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in Ferndale. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Wayne and Rose Bugert.

To cherish his memory, Richard leaves his parents: Pamela Trowbridge of Monroe and Richard (Christy) Bugert of Bellbrook, Ohio; a sister: Amy (Tim) Moore; a brother: Kenneth Bugert; two step-sisters: Molly (Matt) McConnell and Emmy (Tyler) Bogue; his grandparents: Kenneth and Betty Trowbridge; four nephews: Derrick St. Andre, Tyler Matthews, Issac Bugert, and Lucas Bugert; two nieces: Kayla Briceno and Ryleigh Bugert; one great niece: Murphy Briceno; an aunt: Shelley Trowbridge-Rupert; an uncle: Kenneth Trowbridge Jr.; and two close friends: Jeffrey Dunn and Shane King.

Friends may gather on Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service, 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe (734)384-5185. A memorial service will follow at 7:00pm also at Merkle’s with Pastor Chuck Norton officiating. Ricky will be laid to rest at Roselawn Memorial Park in LaSalle.

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