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Leonard E. Riley

Leonard passed away Sunday, December 8, 2019 at the Wings Home in Allegan.

He was born July 27, 1937 in Watson Township, the son of Leonard and Flouedra (Robar) Riley. Leonard proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. For many years he was a millwright for Rockwell International.

He enjoyed fishing, knife making, working in his flower garden, berry picking and playing aggravation.

Surviving are his children, Anthony (Byllie) Riley of Plainwell, Sherri Riley of Gobles and Darlene Riley of Galesburg; 4 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Marion Sweeny, Leona McKee (Pete); Kathryn Menck and Margaret Delp along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Janice and siblings, George, David and Patrick.

Friends may visit with Leonard’s family from 5-8 PM, Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, December 12, 2019 with Pastor Greg Carlson officiating.

Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Leonard may be made to the

Wings Home of Allegan


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Class of 1980

December 9, 2019 at 1:20 pm

The class of 1980 sends their deepest condolences to the Riley family.


Kay Miller Snyder

December 9, 2019 at 1:23 pm

Sherri and Tony I am sending my condolences to you and your family’s. May you be comforted in this time of sadness.



Tammy Thompson Drake

December 9, 2019 at 1:35 pm

So very sorry, keeping you all in our prayers

Jim & Tammy Thompson Drake


Jack Webb

December 9, 2019 at 1:59 pm

So sorry for your greif.and.great.loss..I remember Leonard warmly with many memories.Thoughts are with you all at this time.


Theresa Irving

December 9, 2019 at 3:50 pm

So sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences and prayers to you.


Tammy Lutes

December 9, 2019 at 7:02 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending you wishes of peace and comfort.


Star W

December 10, 2019 at 8:53 am

Tony, Byllie, Sherri, and Darlene, I’m so sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my thoughts and I hope you find comfort in the good memories.


Merry Kingsley

December 11, 2019 at 6:10 pm

So sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure taking care of Leonard at the Wings Home. He loved his Western channel. I would walk in his room to check on him and he was watching gunsmoke.


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