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Raymond "Ray" Rappley

June 26, 1943 March 2, 2019
Raymond "Ray" Rappley
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Obituary for Raymond "Ray" Rappley

Raymond “Ray” Rappley of Midland, passed away peacefully March 2, 2019, surrounded by his loved ones. Ray was born June 26, 1943 in Saginaw to Robert and Casimira (Blazejewski) Rappley. Ray is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Glenna (McMahon) Rappley. Also surviving to cherish his memory are his two daughters Natalie (Marshall) Wood and Annette O’Brien; grandchildren Autumn (Jerry) Smith, Matthew Wood and Donald O’Brien; sister Mary Ann (Fred) Damsen, brothers Tom Rappley, Steve (Carol) Rappley and sister-in-law Rita Rappley. He was preceded in death by both parents, his brother, Bob Rappley and sister-in-law, Connie Rappley.

Ray retired as NDT Project Coordinator from the Dow Chemical Company after thirty-one years of service. He loved camping with his grandkids, extended family and friends. Ray especially loved golfing with all his fellow golf buddies. He also enjoyed bowling and was on many leagues. Ray had a kind heart and loved his family and friends dearly. The family wishes to thank everyone at DaVita Midland Dialysis for the care he was given and the great friendships he made there.

The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. Father Joe Griffin will officiate. Ray’s family will receive friends at the Ware Smith Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 W. Wheeler Street on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Toni and Trish House, 4699 Eleven Mile Rd, Auburn, MI 48611, or The National Kidney Foundation.


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Visitation

Wednesday

6

Mar

4:00 PM 3/6/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/6/2019 7:00:00 PM
Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel

1200 West Wheeler Street
Midland, MI 48640

Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel
1200 West Wheeler Street Midland 48640 MI
United States

Service

Thursday

7

Mar

11:00 AM 3/7/2019 11:00:00 AM
Assumption Catholic Church BVM

3516 E Monroe Rd
Midland, MI 48642

Assumption Catholic Church BVM
3516 E Monroe Rd Midland 48642 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Toni and Trish House

National Kidney Foundation

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