In Memory of



Obituary for Richard Meines

Richard (Dick) Lee Meines, aka Pops, age 65, of Sparta peacefully went home to be with The Lord on Monday, January 16, 2023 in his home surrounded by his family. He was born October 14, 1957 in Grand Rapids, the son of Harold Meines and Virginia “Ginny” VanZytveld.

He is survived by his children Michael (Shannon) Meines, Jennifer (Mitch) Piar, Rick Meines; grandchildren Mya (fiancé Charles Jordan) Meines, Brandon Piar, Cameron Piar; great­grandchild Samirah Issa; mother Virginia “Ginny” VanZytveld; siblings Bill (Chris) Meines, Raymond (Angie) VanZytveld Jr., Kim (Travis) McIntyre, Kristie (fiancé Walt Wachman Jr) Dymond; many nieces and nephews; special friend and mother of his children Shelley McLain. He was preceded in death by his father Harold Meines, his father Raymond VanZytveld Sr., and his son Marc Meines.

Richard will be remembered for his heart of gold, contagious smile, and infectious laugh. Love and family were very important to him. He deeply loved his family and was a friend to anyone he knew. He worked hard and played harder. He lived a life of adventure and loved sharing that sense of adventure with his family and friends. He enjoyed camping and being outdoors in the sunshine. He was happiest boating with his kids, fishing (especially with his grandsons) and being at the beach. He had a love for pets, especially his dogs, Daisy and Baby.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, February 5, 2023, at the Sparta Moose Lodge, 11510 North Division Ave., Sparta, MI 49345. The family will receive visitors from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM. The service will begin at 1:30 PM with a luncheon to follow. Flowers can be delivered to his home on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 9285 Pine Island Drive, Sparta, MI 49345 or to the Sparta Moose Lodge on Sunday, February 5, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. In honor of Richard and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Spectrum Health Hospice in his name.