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Updated: 11/07/2013 08:00:04AM

Richard I. Hendra

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Richard I. Hendra, 77, of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Ishpeming, Mich., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in Punta Gorda.

He was born June 14, 1936, in Stambaugh, Mich.

A graduate of Graveraet High School (1954) in Marquette, Mich., he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northern Michigan University, and in 1970 received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Richard worked as a school administrator in Michigan, retiring in 1989. He married Ruth C. Wangerin on June 4, 1960, in Stephenson, Mich. They had wintered in Punta Gorda for many years.

Richard is survived by his wife, Ruth; two sons, Ron and Rick Hendra, both of Ishpeming; sister Jeanne (Bill) Mainville of Benzonia, Mich.; three grandchildren, Desiree, Kara and Ricky Hendra; and a great-grandson, Gavin.

Funeral services for Dr. Hendra will be held in Ishpeming. Richard’s obituary may be viewed online at

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