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P.0. Box 217
Delton, MI 49046
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Ryal Northrop

Ryal H. Northrop

Saturday, April 24th, 1937 - Saturday, March 30th, 2019
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Northrop, Ryal H.

Ryal Howard Northrop, age 81 of Middleville, passed away on March 30, 2019 at his home.

Ryal was born on April 24, 1937 in Grand Rapids, the son of Howard and Mary Jane (Kingman) Northrop. Ryal proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. After his service, Ryal returned home and worked at Bradford White for five years before spending over twenty-five years at Steelcase, retiring in 1992. Ryal married the former Elaine Wiesenhofer on December 4, 1963 and the two were married for fifty-two years before her passing on March 20, 2016. In his free time, Ryal enjoyed staying busy by golfing, bowling, cross-country skiing, and occasionally trying his luck at the casino. He loved spending time outdoors snowmobiling and riding his motorcycle. Most important to Ryal was his family and friends, who he enjoyed spending time with as much as possible.

Ryal is survived by his children, Debra and James Henney, Bonnie and Steven Marion, David and Cheryl Northrop, Craig and Michelle Northrop, Phil and Verda Cooley; twelve grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; sisters: Roxie Dandrow, Marsha Petersen; brother Stosh Northrop; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law; several nieces and nephews.

Ryal was preceded in death by his parents; son, Rodney K. Beattie; sister, Donna Tanner; and brothers, Clark (Beverly) Northrop, Bob Northrop, Leonard Northrop, Forrest Northrop; in-laws: Elmer and Ethel Wiesenhofer; and brother-in-law Patrick Harrison

A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Beeler-Gores Funeral Home in Middleville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Battle Creek VA Medical Center-Diabetes Care. Please visit to leave a message or memory for Ryal's family.
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    Thursday, April 4th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, April 4th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Beeler-Gores Funeral Home
    914 West Main Street
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Terry and Cheryl Bowman

Posted at 02:30pm
We will always cherish our memories of playing countless games of Pinochle, going out to eat at Mid Villa and the Sweden House, and just sitting around the pool chatting, over the past 40+ years. Ryal is in a better place now. May God bless and be with his children and grandchildren, brother, and sisters throughout this ordeal and into the future.


Posted at 09:28am
Jessica and family, My sincere sympathy to all of you, Sarah
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Andy, Brandy, and Teagan Johnson

Posted at 08:41pm
So sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
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Posted at 12:39pm
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