MENOMINEE - Stanley G. Rye, 74, of Menominee, formerly of Wallace, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Roubal Care and Rehab Center due to complications of Parkinson's disease.
Stanley was born on Jan. 19, 1938 in Wallace to the late Carl W. and Adelia (Samuelson) Rye.
He was a 1956 graduate of Stephenson High School. On June 27, 1959, he married the former Barbara Burie in Greenwoods, Mich.
STANLEY G. RYE
Stanley worked at Menominee Paper Co., Rodman Industries, and John Deere dealer as a semi driver and mechanic. He later worked for John Veriha Trucking and Truck Country as a mechanic before retiring in 2000. He continued working on small engines at home until his illness made him quit.
Stanley enjoyed hunting, where he was a founding member of the Whitetail Chalet in Cedar River, Mich., woodworking projects, football, and spending time with his family. He was a member of St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the Menominee Ingallston Volunteer Fire Department for 34 years, 4-H beef leader for 15 years, and was always there to help where he could.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara, of Menominee; three children: Carol (Carl) Rye-Lindberg of Wallace, 1st Sergeant David (Amy) of Kingsford, and Daniel (Sharenne) of Wallace; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandsons; brothers: Eugene (Gen) of Menominee, and Roger "Buck" (Doris) of Wallace; sister-in-law, Irene of Marinette, Wis.; and brother-in-law: Bill Gunderson of Eugene, Ore.; many nieces and nephews. Stanley was preceded in death by his brother, Carl, and sister, Lillian.
Family and friends may call at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home of Stephenson on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, after 4 p.m. until the time of the Fire Department Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. followed by a short prayer service.
Visitation will continue on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 10 a.m. Pastor Paul Micheel will be officiating. Burial will follow in Mellen Township Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed at andersondiehm.com.