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Rick Combs

October 11, 1964 — December 4, 2021

Marshall

Rick Combs, age 57, of Marshall, passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born on October 11, 1964, the son of Doyle Combs and Shirley Rocho Combs. Rick graduated from Marshall High School in 1983. Rick was a farmer and was very proud to be farming on the farm owned by his grandparents Jack and Donna Rocho. This love has helped him to be able to carry on their legacy and pass on the family farm to his only son Cody.   He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was able to travel the world hunting various animals and just recently traveled to Texas and New Zealand with his brother Randy.  Rick is the symbol of what is a good neighbor and would drop what he was doing to help his friends and area farmers.  He was kind and giving and always there to help teach younger people about farming, hunting and anything outdoors.  He was a proud member of the NRA.

Surviving are his children, Cody (Brittany) Combs, Dustin (Sarah) Boeding, and Michelle (Casey) Stephens; fiance’ of 21 years, Linda Keen;  grandchildren, Hunter & Briar, Adison & Bridger, Grady & Jose; father, Doyle Combs; brother and sisters, Randy (Cathy) Combs, Amanda (Ben) Owens, Heidi (Justin) Johnson, and Julie (Steve) Peckham; several nieces and nephews; and his best friend, Dick Ranger.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Combs and Pete Washburn.

Friends may visit with the family from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 723 US Hwy 27 N, Marshall, MI 49068. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 10, 2021, at the funeral home. Jacob Washburn will officiate the service, with interment to follow in Lyon Lake Cemetery. Following the committal service, friends are invited to join the family for a time of fellowship at the Marshall Moose Lodge. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Calhoun County Dairy Starters Club or the Calhoun County Junior Livestock Auction. For assistance with memorials, please visit the funeral home. Please go to https://kempffuneralhome.com to view the online obituary, sign the guest book, or leave messages for the family.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, December 9, 2021

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services

723 US Highway 27 North, Marshall, MI 49068

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Funeral Service

Friday, December 10, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services

723 US Highway 27 North, Marshall, MI 49068

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Graveside Ceremony

Friday, December 10, 2021

Starts at 11:30 am (Eastern time)

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Luncheon

Friday, December 10, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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