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Richard E. Moellering

Died: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Age: 84
Grosse Pointe Park resident Richard E. Moellering, 84, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013.

He was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., to Edwin and Irene Moellering and graduated from Miami University in 1951. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a corporal in the counter intelligence corps.

In 1954, he earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan and began a career at National Bank of Detroit. He retired in 1992 as a vice president from NBD after 38 years of service. Mr. Moellering was a longtime member of St. James Lutheran Church in Grosse Pointe Farms and a founding member and former president of the Munderloh Foundation, an organization providing financial assistance for Lutheran seminary students.

In his leisure, Mr. Moellering enjoyed annual summer family vacations in northern Michigan, playing the piano, walking Zoe, the family dog, golfi ng and playing platform tennis at the Lochmoor Club. He also enjoyed his postretirement years volunteering at Bon Secours Hospital.

Mr. Moellering is survived by his wife, Emily H. Moellering; sons, Richard W. Moellering and Thomas E. Moellering (Dolly); daughter, Anne E. MacKenzie (Dean); grandchildren, Zachary and Megan MacKenzie and Ruby and Jack Moellering; sister, Martha Howard and brother, Victor Moellering.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at St. James Lutheran Church, 170 McMillan Road, Grosse Pointe Farms. Donations may be made to St. James Lutheran Church, 170 McMillan Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236.
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