Richard Cairns, Jr. Obituary

Richard Lee Cairns, Jr.
Richard Lee Cairns, Jr.

August 12, 1957 - May 6, 2017
Resided in Menominee, MI
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Richard Lee Cairns, Jr., 59, of Menominee, Michigan, passed away peacefully in his sleep and surrounded by his family on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Rennes-East nursing home in Peshtigo from complications due to bladder cancer.
A celebration of life service will be held on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home, 610 Marinette Ave., Marinette, from 6 to 6:30 p.m. with visitation between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Richard was born August 12, 1957 at the Fort Rucker Army Base in Alabama to Richard Cairns and Patricia (Lemke) Tharp. He graduated from Menominee High School in 1975 and from Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College in 1990 with a journeyman electrical certificate. On August 27, 1994, he married Nikki (Bevers) in Peshtigo, Wis. and remained happily married for over 24 years.
Richard was an entrepreneur in real estate and owned Lemke Electric. In 2016, he retired from Marinette Marine and a Chief Electrical Inspector. He enjoyed boating, fishing, snowmobiling, anything remote controlled, motorcycles and music. Richard enjoyed playing drums in a few local bands over the years and was a former DCI champion playing in the Northernaires and Blue Note Drum and Bugle Corps. He spent most of his weekends with his friends and family and was a devoted Packer fan. Richard also enjoyed visiting and vacationing with his grandchildren.
Richard is survived by his wife, Nikki; two sons, Richard Lee Cairns III (Amy) and Benjamin; daughter, Holly; his mother, Patricia Tharp (Lemke); his father, Richard Lee Cairns, Sr. (Jenny); a sister, Pamela Ratz (Cairns); three brothers, Kenneth (Karen), Jamie (Jenn) and Donald Tharp, Jr.; and five grandchildren.

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Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home
610 Marinette Ave.
Marinette, WI United States 54143
Monday, May 15, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home
610 Marinette Ave.
Marinette, WI United States 54143
Monday, May 15, 2017
6:00 PM