Walter Riley
                                September 11, 1920 -- August 1, 2018

Walter Lee Riley, 97, of Middlebury, died at 6:40 am on Wednesday at his
residence. He was born on September 11, 1920 in Ecorse, MI to Rance and
Reece (Brown) Riley. On March 15, 1943 in Bakersfield, CA. he married
Virginia E. Haystead, she died March 4, 2015. Surviving are son, Jim (Judy)
Riley of Northport, AL; two daughters, Janet (J.D.) VanderMeer of
Middlebury, Mary E. Gordon of Cumming, GA; six grandchildren, 13 great
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; infant
sister; brother, Robert Riley. Walter lived in Lansing Michigan from 1940 to
October 2012 and was a member of Pennway Church of God, Lansing
Michigan. Mr. Riley retired from the Michigan State Police as a personnel
officer. He was a veteran of the US Army Air Corps in World War II
including overseas duties. He enjoyed collecting model trains and
attending to his roses. Visitation will be from 12:00 to 2:00 pm on Friday
August 3, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street
Middlebury. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM also at the funeral
home.  Services will be conducted by Pastors Dennis Boonstra and John
Davey. A graveside service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, August 4,
in Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery, Flat Rock, MI. In lieu of flowers
memorials may be given to the church or charity of the donor's choice.  


                    
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Condolences  ~  ~  ~  ~
I am so sorry for your loss.  Both your parents were such wonderful
friends of my parents.  They had such a special friendship.  Your dad was
such a warm, caring person.  He made you feel like you were interested in
you.  My thoughts are with you all.
From: Tonja Silky Tarry
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Janet, I'm so sorry for your loss.  Thinking of you.  You and your family  
our in my thoughts and prayers.
From: Tammy Bainter
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Janet, your father was loved by my parent's, John and Katie O'Hara. They
sure enjoyed sharing time and stories about WWII. We are so sorry for
your loss, but he is now happily dancing in Heaven with Jesus and his
lovely soul mate  Prayers!
From: Anne Toth
                                     
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