Richard R. Lehtonen, 79, of The Villages, FL passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018. Mr. Lehtonen was born April 30, 1939 in Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Robert and Clara (Yon) Lehtonen. Richard was a retired tool maker and moved here in 2004 from Tampa. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, the German-American Club and the Michigan Club. Survivors include his loving wife of 32 years, Mari; children, Rodney Lehtonen of MI, Ryan Lehtonen of Jacksonville and Lizabeth Campbell of MI; sister, Karen Murphy of The Villages; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Richard’s honor to Villagers for Hospice, 601 Casa Bella, The Villages, FL 32162. On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.