3/19/1929 – 5/23/2013
Richard G. Ravell, age 84, of Alma, formerly of Sheridan, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Masonic Pathways in Alma. He was born on March 19, 1929 in Belding, the son of Watkin & Cecile (Rowland) Ravell.
On June 14, 1950 in Grand Rapids, Richard was married to the former Mary Lou Comstock. She as well as his parents has preceded him in death.
Surviving are his two sons and their wives, Mark & Gail Ravell of Fenwick and Ken & Becky Ravell of Belding, his grandchildren, Renae & David Simpson of Royal Oak, Michigan, Amanda & Jason Bricker of Kentwood, Hilary Ravell & Bryce Butler of Ionia, Spencer Ravell of Fenwick, Bill & Jessica Ravell of Belding, three great grandchildren, Cole Simpson, Aubrey Simpson, Nolan Bricker and one sister, Joanne Doty of Portland, Oregon and her family.
Richard was a longtime resident of the Fenwick and Sheridan areas where he was a fruit grower, township supervisor and Montcalm County commissioner. He was involved in many organizations including Belding Fruit Sales & Storage, Greenville Area Title Insurance, Huntington Bank, Fountain View RV Park, the Masonic Lodge and the Saladin Shrine Temple.
Funeral services beginning at 11:00 AM will be held on Wednesday, May 29th at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan with Rev. George H. Ayoub officiating. Interment will be at the Palo Cemetery, Palo, Michigan.
Visitation with the family will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM where the family will meet with friends and relatives.
For those desiring to do so, the family has suggested memorial considerations can be made to Masonic Pathways and there will be envelopes available at the funeral home.
On 5/25/2013 Adeline Louks said:
I was sorry to hear that Dick died. He was a great person.
On 5/25/2013 Howard & Linda Russell said:
Always remembered friend, you were a great asset to our FountIn View family. Many blessings to your family at this sad time
On 5/25/2013 Ken and Teresa Sweet said:
Dear Ravell family, So sorry to hear of the passing of your father/grandfather. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
On 5/25/2013 Gene and Lois Hogan said:
Our prays are with your family. We live at fountain View at one time.
On 5/26/2013 Sister Barbara Hansen said:
I came to know Dick through the Wittenbach family and was blessed to enjoy Dick and Mary Lou’s cottage on Clifford Lake a few times for relaxing vacations. I loved Dick’s Dad, Wat, and found so many of his pleasant characteristics and values also in his son. My sympathy to Mark and Ken and their families and Dick’s sister, Joanne. May he know the full joy of God’s gracious embrace and be joined once again with his beloved Mary Lou and his parents.
On 5/27/2013 Richard and Ruth Fales said:
To the family of dick, we are sorry to get this news and we will miss him to as we had a lot of good times with your. Parents
On 5/28/2013 Matt and Tracy Dahl said:
Ravell family, Matt and I extend our deepest condolences. Hold on to the memories and keep the stories alive! See you at the wedding! Love, Matt and Tracy Dahl, Coon Rapids, MN
On 5/28/2013 Jo-An warner kopf burnell said:
So sorry for your loss. i am the daughter of Delmer warner Sr. I grew up just west of you. Your grand parents had the best fruit stand. Of course we always walked by and never turned down a peach!!
On 5/28/2013 Tara Porter said:
My heart breaks for all of the Ravell family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
On 5/28/2013 Steve and Gail Brechting said:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Cherish all of your memories.
On 5/28/2013 Karla Staines said:
Dear Ravell family, I am so sorry for your loss and will be thinking of your family at this difficult time.
On 5/30/2013 Jodi ( Adams ) & the Watermans said:
Very sorry to hear about your loss. Times like these are very sad for all of you and when I read about this I just wanted to send my condolences.