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Ralph Walter Farley

February 18, 1949 — November 3, 2017

Ralph Farley, age 68, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017 at his home in West Branch, MI with his loving family by his side. Ralph was born to Norman and Harriet (Osborne) Farley on February 18, 1949 in West Branch, where he lived his entire life. He was a retired long haul truck driver after driving for over 39 years and owned Ralph’s Place Restaurant in Rose City, MI. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and circle track racing, where he sponsored many cars, and spending time with his family. On February 24, 2012, he married Rosalie Bassi in West Branch.

Ralph is survived by the love of his life, wife, Rosalie Farley of West Branch; children, Tonia (Wendell) Schwab of Marrion, Jane Stewart of West Branch, Martha Stewart of Saginaw, Rosie Stewart of Saginaw, and Jacob Stewart of Midland; grandchildren, CJ, Morgan, Avery and JJ; mother in law, Leona Morrison of Turner; sisters, Donna Cushman of Barryton, Judy (Jim) Dunn of West Branch, Rita Mathe of West Branch, Sharon (Art) Buck of West Branch; sisters in law, Julie Bassi of Hale, Pauline Ferns, Mary (Joseph) Smith of Montpelier, OH, Margaret (David) Currie of Grand Blanc, Karen (Bob) Farley of Prescott, and Regina (Larry) Steinley of Turner; brothers in law, Peter (Michelle Penred) Bassi Jr. of AuGres, James (Veronica) Bassi Sr. of Detroit, Ron (Roma) Bassi of Hale, and Steven (Michelle) Bassi of Turner; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Harriet; sister, Margaret Farley, grandson, Nathan Schwab, nephew, Billy Slaterline Bassi, fathers in law, Peter Bassi Sr. and Carl Morrison; and brothers in law, Don Cushman and Richard Ferns Sr.

Visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin on Monday, November 6, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. Deacon Glen Painter will officiate.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Rosary

Monday, November 6, 2017

Starts at 6:30 pm (Eastern time)

Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Homes - West Branch

109 East Houghton Avenue, West Branch, MI 48661

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Visitation

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Homes - West Branch

109 East Houghton Avenue, West Branch, MI 48661

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Homes - West Branch

109 East Houghton Avenue, West Branch, MI 48661

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