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Richard T. Shuman

May 1, 1927 March 13, 2018
Richard T.  Shuman
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Obituary for Richard T. Shuman

Richard T. Shuman of Walled Lake and owner of Shuman Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram was born May 1, 1927 in Dearborn, Michigan to Thurlow John and Eva Marie (nee: Studt) Shuman. He died March 13, 2018 at the age of 90.

Mr. Shuman is the beloved husband of 62 years to Doris Jean (nee: Cockrum) Shuman. Loving father of Holly (Ed) Russell and Bob (Sherry) Shuman. Grandfather of Michael Russell, Kathleen Russell, Ethan Shuman and Hannah Shuman. He was also recently predeceased by his beloved dog, Sugar.

Mr. Shuman was a graduate of Dearborn High School in Dearborn and went on to Lawrence Technical Institute where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. Upon graduation he began his career selling automobiles for various dealerships in Metro Detroit. While searching for used cars, he and his father Thurlow came upon the City of Walled Lake and together in 1955, they bought an existing Ford Dealership on the shores of Walled Lake. Over time they grew the business to become one of the largest Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram dealerships in the United States.

In addition to working hard professionally, he always found time for his community and family. Mr. Shuman was active with the Lakes Area Rotary Club, the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, and financial supporter of the Walled Lake Consolidated School District. Automobiles were his passion and he hosted an annual Old Car Show at the dealership. In addition, he provided vehicles for and participated in parades and car shows throughout the state of Michigan.

In his younger years Mr. Shuman loved to play golf and fish. He was a Ham Radio enthusiast with the handle W8QGG. His faith was important to him and he was active in his church. More than anything, he was devoted to his family and will be missed by all who knew him.

A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, May 6th at Shuman Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, (the BIGGEST Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram dealer in Walled Lake) located at 1111 South Commerce Rd. Walled Lake with a reception to follow. Friends may gather starting at 1 PM. Memorials to the Shuman Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Performing Arts Student Grant Fund through the Walled Lake Schools Foundation For Excellence appreciated.

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Memorial Gathering

Sunday

6

May

1:00 PM 5/6/2018 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 5/6/2018 2:00:00 PM
Shuman Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, (the BIGGEST Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram dealer in Walled Lake)

1111 South Commerce Rd.
Walled Lake, MI 48390

Shuman Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, (the BIGGEST Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram dealer in Walled Lake)
1111 South Commerce Rd. Walled Lake 48390 MI
United States

Memorial Service

Sunday

6

May

2:00 PM 5/6/2018 2:00:00 PM
Shuman Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, (the BIGGEST Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram dealer in Walled Lake)

1111 South Commerce Rd.
Walled Lake, MI 48390

Shuman Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, (the BIGGEST Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram dealer in Walled Lake)
1111 South Commerce Rd. Walled Lake 48390 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Foundation For Excellence for Walled Lake Schools

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