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133 E. Orchard Street
P.0. Box 217
Delton, MI 49046
Phone: (269) 623-5461
Fax: (269) 623-3188
Lyle Ritchie

Lyle D. Ritchie

Thursday, June 24th, 1926 - Saturday, September 7th, 2019
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Ritchie, Lyle D.
Kalamazoo, formerly of Dowling

Lyle Duane Ritchie, age 93, passed away on September 7, 2019 at Bronson Methodist Hospital. Lyle was born on June 24, 1926 in Assyria Township, the son of Harold and Laura (Cunningham) Ritchie. A veteran, Lyle proudly served his country in WWII. He was a life member and Past Post Commander of VFW Post 5319 in Athens. Lyle was a loyal employee of Kellogg’s where he retired after twenty-eight years of faithful service. Lyle enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming at his home, and cutting firewood. He also enjoyed restoring several antique cars. Lyle is survived by sons: James (Jo Ellen) Owens, Ronald (Nancy) Owens, and Gordon (Lasana) Ritchie; eleven grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren: brothers: Wayne (Penny) Ritchie and George (Patricia) Ritchie; several nieces and nephews; and special friend: Theresa Kraushaar. Lyle was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Leona Ritchie; daughter: Deborah Gammage; brothers: Clair Ritchie, Kenneth Ritchie, and Keith Ritchie; and sister: Kay Wellman. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019, 11:00 AM at Revive Bible Church (Prairieville Bible Church). Burial will take place in Hastings Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the American Heart Association will be appreciated. To honor Lyle's legacy, please wear jeans to the service. Please visit www.williamsgoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Lyle’s family.

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    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Revive Bible Church
    Address
    12711 S M-43 Highway
    DELTON, MI 49046
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Kimberly Alsobrooks

Posted at 05:03pm
God Speed Buddy I will never forget the good time 10 years cutting down trees and getting into fun trouble, and I will surely miss that Sunday morning assist getting my horse into the trailer, you always had the coffee made on those cold days With Love and Respect R.I.P. SIR. LIFE WELL LIVED.
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Rhonda Ross

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