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Age 82

Date of Death March 11, 2015

Place of Death Three Rivers, Michigan

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at the Hohner Funeral Home.
Funeral Services for Ralph McGlothlen will be held 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 16, 2015 at the Hohner Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Booko officiating. Interment will be held in Riverside Cemetery.

Obituary Notice

Ralph Evan McGlothlen, age 82, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. He was born on January 9, 1933 in Quincy, MI, the son of Edwin and Florine (McConnell) McGlothlen.
Ralph graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School in 1951. Upon graduation Ralph honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. On February 17, 1957 he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Nancy (Mechling) McGlothlen. They made their home in Three Rivers where Ralph owned and operated Standard Service Station, Ralph’s Mobile Station in Mendon, Ralph’s Auto Supply in Three Rivers, South West Michigan Speedway in Mottville, and retired from his son’s business, Al’s Automotive in Constantine in 1996.
Ralph truly loved his family and anything to do with cars, engines and motorcycles, including NASCAR and owned several Harley Davidson Motorcycle’s throughout his life. He enjoyed country, big band music, and loved to entertain family and friends. Ralph was a former member of the Mendon Masonic Lodge #57 and also the Three Rivers Shriner’s where he attained Ancient Scottish Rite.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Sharon Rae McGlothlen, identical twin to Susan in 1971, three brothers, Bill, Ray, and Richard McGlothlen, also two sisters, Darlene and Marilyn McGlothlen.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory, wife of 58 years, Nancy; four children, Wayne (Shirley) McGlothlen, of Mendon, Judie (Charlie) Ratering, Susan McGlothlen-Fenwick, and Allen (Barb) McGlothlen, all of Three Rivers; one brother, Fred (Rhonda) McGlothlen, of Constantine; one sister, Sandy Farnsworth, of Three Rivers; twelve grandchildren, Meagan (Joel) VanWoerkom, Marsha (Steve) Revard, Merissa (Derek) Countryman, Jessie (Matt) Hayes, Wendy McGlothlen, Luke McGlothlen, Moe Whitney, Jason Ratering, John (Stephanie) McGlothlen, Eric McGlothlen, Miranda McGlothlen, and Aaron Fenwick; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Memorials may be donated to the Three Rivers Health Hospice. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.



Condolence Messages(13)
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this sad time.

Bill & Nancy Martin gave their condolences on 3/12/2015 at 9:11 PM


May memories of Ralph and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.

Chris Margo and your friends at Title Check LLC gave their condolences on 3/13/2015 at 11:48 AM


Prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Hold on to all the lovely memories.

Anita Bonney gave their condolences on 3/13/2015 at 12:08 PM


Fred (and Rhonda), Sandy and families - We are sorry to hear of Ralph's death. He certainly was a local fixture with his many local business interests and friends ... along with a yearbook full of family members! Condolences to all ...

Bruce Monroe & Cynthia Giacobone gave their condolences on 3/13/2015 at 1:54 PM


Prayers for the whole family in the loss of Ralph. Sorry for your loss.

Bob and Deb Osborn gave their condolences on 3/13/2015 at 3:04 PM


Many memories from my childhood, just want you to know I'm thinking of all of you, Be happy for such a special person that enveloped your lives.

Deedee Shaw gave their condolences on 3/14/2015 at 12:57 AM


So very sorry to hear about Ralph. Hope you find comfort in great memories and family and friends .

Bill and Jodee Ratering gave their condolences on 3/14/2015 at 1:34 PM


Please know how very sorry I am, you and your family are on my thoughts and prayers.

Kathy Pangle gave their condolences on 3/15/2015 at 4:34 AM


We're so sorry for your loss and heartache. Praying God meets your every need and knowing He will.

David and Lucinda Walter gave their condolences on 3/15/2015 at 7:12 AM


Our thoughts are with you all, as we lift you up in prayer, in this time of sorrow and adjustment.

Wilbur and Shelly Seager gave their condolences on 3/15/2015 at 6:08 PM


So many memories and good times with both Ralph and Nancy. We will miss Ralph and appreciate your friendship of many many years.

Waneta & Joe Truckey gave their condolences on 3/15/2015 at 6:42 PM


Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this time. I remember meeting Ralph and Nancy for the first time at my dad's. It was a pleasure to know him and his family.

Tom & Glenna Parker gave their condolences on 3/17/2015 at 8:44 AM


Fred (and Rhonda), Judie (and Charlie) and families - We were so sorry of Ralph's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult period. May your pain pass swiftly and be replaced by only the dear and precious memories of you beloved brother and father.

Dan and Leeann Ryan gave their condolences on 3/18/2015 at 9:12 AM

Age 82

Date of Death March 11, 2015

Place of Death Three Rivers, Michigan

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at the Hohner Funeral Home.
Funeral Services for Ralph McGlothlen will be held 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 16, 2015 at the Hohner Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Booko officiating. Interment will be held in Riverside Cemetery.

Obituary Notice

Ralph Evan McGlothlen, age 82, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. He was born on January 9, 1933 in Quincy, MI, the son of Edwin and Florine (McConnell) McGlothlen.
Ralph graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School in 1951. Upon graduation Ralph honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. On February 17, 1957 he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Nancy (Mechling) McGlothlen. They made their home in Three Rivers where Ralph owned and operated Standard Service Station, Ralph’s Mobile Station in Mendon, Ralph’s Auto Supply in Three Rivers, South West Michigan Speedway in Mottville, and retired from his son’s business, Al’s Automotive in Constantine in 1996.
Ralph truly loved his family and anything to do with cars, engines and motorcycles, including NASCAR and owned several Harley Davidson Motorcycle’s throughout his life. He enjoyed country, big band music, and loved to entertain family and friends. Ralph was a former member of the Mendon Masonic Lodge #57 and also the Three Rivers Shriner’s where he attained Ancient Scottish Rite.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Sharon Rae McGlothlen, identical twin to Susan in 1971, three brothers, Bill, Ray, and Richard McGlothlen, also two sisters, Darlene and Marilyn McGlothlen.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory, wife of 58 years, Nancy; four children, Wayne (Shirley) McGlothlen, of Mendon, Judie (Charlie) Ratering, Susan McGlothlen-Fenwick, and Allen (Barb) McGlothlen, all of Three Rivers; one brother, Fred (Rhonda) McGlothlen, of Constantine; one sister, Sandy Farnsworth, of Three Rivers; twelve grandchildren, Meagan (Joel) VanWoerkom, Marsha (Steve) Revard, Merissa (Derek) Countryman, Jessie (Matt) Hayes, Wendy McGlothlen, Luke McGlothlen, Moe Whitney, Jason Ratering, John (Stephanie) McGlothlen, Eric McGlothlen, Miranda McGlothlen, and Aaron Fenwick; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Memorials may be donated to the Three Rivers Health Hospice. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.


Condolence Messages(13)
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this sad time.

Bill & Nancy Martin gave their condolences on 3/12/2015 at 9:11 PM


May memories of Ralph and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.

Chris Margo and your friends at Title Check LLC gave their condolences on 3/13/2015 at 11:48 AM


Prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Hold on to all the lovely memories.

Anita Bonney gave their condolences on 3/13/2015 at 12:08 PM


Fred (and Rhonda), Sandy and families - We are sorry to hear of Ralph's death. He certainly was a local fixture with his many local business interests and friends ... along with a yearbook full of family members! Condolences to all ...

Bruce Monroe & Cynthia Giacobone gave their condolences on 3/13/2015 at 1:54 PM


Prayers for the whole family in the loss of Ralph. Sorry for your loss.

Bob and Deb Osborn gave their condolences on 3/13/2015 at 3:04 PM


Many memories from my childhood, just want you to know I'm thinking of all of you, Be happy for such a special person that enveloped your lives.

Deedee Shaw gave their condolences on 3/14/2015 at 12:57 AM


So very sorry to hear about Ralph. Hope you find comfort in great memories and family and friends .

Bill and Jodee Ratering gave their condolences on 3/14/2015 at 1:34 PM


Please know how very sorry I am, you and your family are on my thoughts and prayers.

Kathy Pangle gave their condolences on 3/15/2015 at 4:34 AM


We're so sorry for your loss and heartache. Praying God meets your every need and knowing He will.

David and Lucinda Walter gave their condolences on 3/15/2015 at 7:12 AM


Our thoughts are with you all, as we lift you up in prayer, in this time of sorrow and adjustment.

Wilbur and Shelly Seager gave their condolences on 3/15/2015 at 6:08 PM


So many memories and good times with both Ralph and Nancy. We will miss Ralph and appreciate your friendship of many many years.

Waneta & Joe Truckey gave their condolences on 3/15/2015 at 6:42 PM


Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this time. I remember meeting Ralph and Nancy for the first time at my dad's. It was a pleasure to know him and his family.

Tom & Glenna Parker gave their condolences on 3/17/2015 at 8:44 AM


Fred (and Rhonda), Judie (and Charlie) and families - We were so sorry of Ralph's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult period. May your pain pass swiftly and be replaced by only the dear and precious memories of you beloved brother and father.

Dan and Leeann Ryan gave their condolences on 3/18/2015 at 9:12 AM