Richard "Rick" Anthony Lenard

  • Born: February 18, 1951
  • Died: December 13, 2019
  • Location: Port Austin, Michigan

Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons

54880 Vandyke
Shelby Township, MI 48316

Tel. (586) 677-4000

Tribute & Message From The Family


LENARD, Richard Anthony "Rick". December 13, 2019. Age 68. Beloved husband of Deborah (nee: Reske) for 47 years. Loving father of Jason Lenard (Amy) and Ryann Morley (Kris). Proud and loving Papa and Gramps of his grandsons Kevin, Drew, Jax and Chase. Dear brother of Kathy Brehm (Doug), Larry Lenard, Bill Lenard (Gail), Betsy Johnson (Bill) and the late MaryBeth Holewinski. Also survived by his always faithful and loving Sophie the Wonder Dog. Rick worked as a millwright for many years. Upon retirement, he moved to Port Austin, where he became the Mayor of the Beach. Visitation Monday 3-8 pm. Funeral Tuesday 10 am at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 54880 Van Dyke (at 25 Mile Rd.), Shelby Township. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions that will be distributed to Rick's favorite charities, including BoatNerd and the American Cancer Society. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com


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Condolence & Memory Journal

To all the Lenard's our thoughts and prayers are with you. So many great memories of all the summer time fun we had growing up.

Posted by bob bair - monroe, MI - Friend   December 17, 2019

He was the best

Posted by Sherry Forbes - Madison Heights, MI - Friend   December 16, 2019

To all the Lenard's, our heartfelt condolences go out to you. It's always the ones with the exceptional heart that seem to hurt the most. God Bless Rick and to you all. Doug Bair & Family

Posted by Doug Bair - Greenbush, MI - Friend   December 16, 2019

Dad, I'm not sure how to move forward without you. I will miss everything about you. You and mom are my best friends and you are the ones I call when something good or bad happens. Your laugh and easy smile are present in your grandsons and they will carry your legacy on. Love you forever, Punkin

Posted by Ryann Morley - Dryden, MI - Daughter   December 16, 2019

Very sad for the loss of Uncle Rick. I have many memories of him growing up, from playing kick the ice on Rush Lake for hours, to his famous Tee- Tee-Tee-Caw-Caw call he would do to prevent the rain when we were at the lake, worked every time. He was always happy, and could make you laugh. To Aunt Deb, Ryan and Jason, I am so sorry for the sadness, and pain you are going through. He was as Dan put it, "one of the great ones." much love, Julie Phelps

Posted by julie phelps - Livonia, MI - Family   December 16, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with the Lenard family. Have great memories with the Lenard's in the summer time at the cottage. Rick will truly be missed.

Posted by Tracey Sting (Seneski) - Grand Blanc, MI - Family Friend   December 16, 2019

We are so sorry to hear about Rick. He had the most infectious laugh...you couldn't help but be happy when he was around at the Ore Lake cottage! So many great memories! Yves and I send our prayers and condolences to you all.

Posted by Debbie Levesque - BRIGHTON, MI - Family Friend   December 16, 2019

To Deb, Betsy, Larry and Billy, so sorry to hear about Rick. I have so many memories with Mary Beth, Lisa and I walking the beach and he'd have some comment about how we were looking for trouble; he cheated at spoons while playing on the porch and he was always smiling.

Posted by Carrie Seneski Carter - Boston, MA - Friend   December 15, 2019

We're very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Mike and Amy Seneski - Birmingham, MI - Family Friend   December 15, 2019

Much sorrow, but memories of so many happy times at the Winter Carnivals in Port Austin always with a smile and his laugh.

Posted by Larry & Sherry Seneski - Port Austin & Shelby Twsp, MI - Family Friend   December 15, 2019

I just heard the news from my father. My condolences to the Lenard family and my sincerest apologies that I cannot make it to the services. I have the fondest memories of the Lenard clan in Port Austin when Drew Mulder and I would spend all day trying to get boat rides with anyone who would take us. And of course the Lenard boat was the most fun. Will miss ya, Rick. Rest in peace.

Posted by Mark Seneski - Brookline, MA - Neighbor   December 15, 2019

We will miss your smiling face. Your good humor and your friendship . We've lost our favorite customer. May god be with you and your family

Posted by Abdo & Linda Alashmaly - Port austin, MI - Friend   December 15, 2019

Words cannot express how sad I feel today. Rick was always so upbeat and happy to see everyone. We will miss him each day, but remember the years of great times and memories. Rick was the other half of my best friend and will never be forgotten

Posted by Joann Machala - Brighton, MI - Family   December 15, 2019

It was a honor to know rick to work and golf with him my deepest condolences.

Posted by Neumann Sr - Litchfield Park, AZ - Friend   December 14, 2019

To Deb, Betsy, and all of your family, I am so very sorry to hear about Rick's passing. Another angel on earth has left us. God bless you all and Jack and I are sending our sincerest sympathies.

Posted by Amy Sheehan - Washington, MI - Friend   December 14, 2019

In the Fall I would walk to the beach and look for Rick's and Sofie's foot prints to see if they had walked by yet? They weren't hard to find not many people walk the beach in the Fall. If there were no tracks maybe they hadn't walked by yet? Perhaps they were just washed away by the gentle waves? I don't know that I will stop looking!!! Love You More My Friend!!!!

Posted by Richard Mytych - Port Austin - Friend   December 14, 2019

Jason, Amy, Drew and Kevin,
We are so sorry to hear about you dad. Sending lots of hugs and prayers your way. May all of the great memories with him carry you through this difficult time! Love you guys!

Posted by Ron and Cookie Crossley - Rochester, MI - Friend   December 14, 2019

Words can simply not express the sadness that our entire family feels at this time. We have lost a dear friend, neighbor, and simply just a great example of what a good man represents. Rick has been our dear neighbor in Port Austin for over 20 years, and we will treasure the memories in our family forever. Rick's laugh was unmistakable, and you could count on that smile even when things got tough. He was always there to help with a problem, whatever it was, and was more than happy to share a story or a beer with his many friends and neighbors. He will be dearly missed.

Posted by Lou & Dee Wardzinski - WASHINGTON, MI - Friend   December 14, 2019

The best dad there ever was. He enjoyed and appreciated the simple things in life deer tracks in the woods, a Bud Light and of course, Lake Huron sunsets.

As he approaches those pearly gates, I hope he signals his arrival with one ping only.

Posted by Jason Lenard - Rochester, MI - Son   December 14, 2019

May a the special moments your Dad, husband, Grandpa, & friend gave you rest in your heavy heart & may the pain of losing him heal your soul in the upcoming months ahead. Sending sunshine, hugs & love your way today & everyday God Bless your family.

Posted by Nora Bishop - Clarkston, MI - Family   December 13, 2019

A great man once said all he needed was a little bit of time and a few kind words. To my brother who was a great husband,father,grandfather, brother and friend there is not another person I know that could fill his shoes. We shall miss you deeply. I loved beating you in cribbage but would sacrifice ever winning again to see you again.

Posted by Betsy Johnson - Clinton township, MI - Family   December 13, 2019

Rick and the Lenard family were fun summertime friends in Huron Dunes. The 40 hp Johnson was just enough for good slalom skiing. To the Lenard family left behind: Please celebrate the great times you shared with Rick. He was a good friend for a chapter of my life, and I'm sure a great part of bigger portions of yours. See you soon, Rick!

Posted by Steve Fredericks - Holland, MI - Friend   December 13, 2019

I was honored to have a friend who was more of a brother. Someone who I could count on to be there when I needed him to be, and Ric always was. We shared many special days on the water searching for walleyes and many hours in the woods searching for our golf balls. Just being with someone so relaxed about life and how to enjoy it was contagious. I've never met anyone in the over 60 years I"ve known him that had a bad word to say about him. My family and myself will cherish his memory forever.

Posted by Ken Machala - Brighton, MI - Family   December 13, 2019

This obituary is nice, but Rick was so much more. He was the love of my life since we were 16 years old. We grew up together, experienced joyful times, hard times and very, very sad times. Neither one of us was perfect but we were ok with that. There wasn't anyone who didn't like Rick, he just had such a great personality and infectious laugh. We laughed together every day, even after the cancer diagnosis. We made a decision to be happy every day and we were. He was my life, my light and I was so proud to be his wife.

Posted by Deborah Lenard - Port Austin, MI - Spouse   December 13, 2019


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We will miss him.
Backgammon with Jax