Mr. Duane Rife, age 92, of Spring Lake passed away Monday, July 1, 2019. He was born May 11, 1927, in Titusville, Pennsylvania, to Dwight and Anna (Seifert) Rife. On February 1, 1958, he married Phyllis Butler in Toledo, and she preceded him in death on April 25, 2004.
Duane was a former member of Christ Community Church. He enjoyed spending time outside, biking, hiking, visiting state parks and photography, and when he was indoors was a talented cook. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by three children: David Rife of Birmingham, Mich., Susan Celentano of Indianapolis, and Douglas and Kimberly Rife of Valparaiso, Ind.; five grandchildren: Zachary and Abigail Celentano, and Samantha, Mason and Brady Rife.
A memorial visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 17, 2019, at The Spring Lake Chapel of Sytsema Funeral & Cremation Services, 213 E. Savidge Street, Spring Lake, MI 49456.
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