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Ralph Eagley

March 6, 1948 — February 2, 2017


Ralph Edward Eagley, age 68 years of Niles, Michigan died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon, February 2, 2017 at his home.

He was born on March 6, 1948 in Niles to Cleland “Bud” and Mary L. (Heck) Eagley. He was graduated from Niles High School and served in the United States Army for two periods totaling twelve years including many years in Germany. He was honorably discharged as a Veteran of the Viet Nam Era. He was retired from the former Niles plant of United Store Fixtures.

Ralph attended Sumnerville Bible Baptist Church, and was formerly a long-time member and 2012 Governor of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #449 in Buchanan, Michigan. He was an avid golfer, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family, and he was especially devoted to his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and by a grandson, Sean Hemming.

Surviving family includes his children, Matthew (& Tricia) Kraus and Michelle Eagley, both of Little River, South Carolina, and Darlene Eagley of Niles; grandchildren Zackerey Hemming, William Eagley, Paxton Kraus, and Brooklyn Kraus; and Butch’s siblings, Marilyn (& LeRoy) Tanner of Niles, Ron (& Sherry) Eagley of Anchorage, Alaska, Sherry of Alaska, and Gail of Mishawaka, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.

The memorial service for Ralph Eagley will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Halbritter-Wickens Funeral Home in Niles with Pastor Dan Greegor of Sumnerville Bible Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles, and will conclude with the Veteran’s Flag Presentation and “Taps” by the United States Army Honor Guard.




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