Patrick L. Riley

Patrick L. Riley

Patrick passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at his home in Plainwell.

He was born November 17, 1944 in Otsego Township the son of Leonard and Flouedra (Robar) Riley. Patrick served his country in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star. For 25 years he had worked at Plainwell Paper and then for 10 years at Perrigo until his retirement in 2009.

In his spare time Patrick enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching survival shows and UFC. On June 23, 1984 in Otsego he married Rose Ann Belcher who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Patrick T. Riley, Tina (Larry) Riley, Michele (Brian Kester) Mellberg, Kelly Horn and Robert (Wytney) Riley; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and siblings, Marion Riley, Leonard Riley, Leona McKee, Katheryn Menck and Margaret Delp.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, David and George Riley.

Friends may visit with Patrick’s family from 6-8 P.M., Friday, September 1, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, September 2, 2017 with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating.

Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.

Military Honors by Otsego VFW Post #3030 and the US Army.

Contributions in memory of Patrick may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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  1. Janene & Fallyen Fitzpatrick says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  2. Sharon Cubitt says:

    Kathy, Jim and Family: I am so very sorry to hear of Patrick’s passing. My deepest condolences to his wife, family and friends. May each of you find comfort from our Lord at this most difficult time.

  3. Shirley Brainard & Lucian says:

    Leona; Sorry to hear the loss of your brother.Our prayers are with you and the family. God bless

  4. Shirley Ann Coleman Dunno says:

    So sorry for your loss. He will always live in your memory . God be with you and the family Rose.

  5. Ron & Mary Harris says:

    Sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

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