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Ronald Earl

July 5, 1945 — July 31, 2018

Ronald Earl, 73, of Niles, passed away with family by his side on July 31, 2018. A beloved son, nephew, father, and papa.

Ron was born on July 5, 1945 in Jackson, Michigan to Marilyn Messner, who later married Willie Earl who adopted Ron and loved and raised him as his own until he passed in 1978. Ron graduated from Niles High School in 1964 then went to work at Simplicity Pattern Company for the next 35 years, from where he retired. He loved camping, fishing, and going to garage sales. When he was younger, he always had to have his first 2 weeks in November to go hunting with his buddies and their motorcycle trips in the summer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Lee and Marilyn (Messner) Earl, and step-son Brandon Harpole.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa Harpole of Niles and his Uncle Duane (Sue) Messner of Jackson; his children, Tamara Earl, Shannon (Victor) Earl, Heather (Joe) Turnock, Denise (Jeff) Harpole, Korie (Josh) Earl, all of Niles; his grandchildren, Alexandria (Aaron) Bauman of Niles, Lynnette (David) Earl of South Bend, Jeremy Earl of Niles, Cody Turnock of Niles; and his great grandchildren Libby and Baylee Bauman of Niles.

Visitation for Ronald Earl will be on Friday, August 3, 2018 from 1-3 pm at Halbritter Wickens Funeral Home 615 E. Main St. Niles. A Memorial Service will be on Friday, August 3, at 3:00 pm at the funeral home.

Condolences for the family may be made at www.halbritterwickens.com.

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Visitation

Friday, August 3, 2018

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Halbritter Wickens Funeral Home

615 E Main St, Niles, MI 49120

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Memorial Service

Friday, August 3, 2018

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Halbritter Wickens Funeral Home

615 E Main St, Niles, MI 49120

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