Larry Rumley, 74, of Dryden, MI died peacefully Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at his home while surrounded by his loving family. Larry Anthony Rumley was born October 7, 1945 in Chicago, IL. He was the son of the late Clemens Robert and the late Marie (Vinson) Rumley. Larry grew up in Utica, MI. Larry was a graduate of Utica High School, Class of 1964. He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1963-1964. He completed the electrician’s apprenticeship program at Macomb Community College. Larry married Bonnie Jean Reese on October 29, 1966 in Warren, MI. They have lived in Dryden area since 1971.
He was employed as a journeyman electrician for 30 years for Ford Motor Company – Sterling Axle Plant in Sterling Heights, MI, before retiring in 1996.
Larry was a member of the Utica DeMolay Masonic Lodge when he was young, board member and charter member of the Friends of the Polly Ann Trail, a volunteer for Seven Ponds Nature Center, Dryden Library Board President, past President of the Dryden Historical Society, and past President of the Village of Dryden.
He had many hobbies that included gardening and bird watching. But his favorite thing to do was to hunt for agates on the shores of Lake Superior with his friend.
Larry is survived by his wife, Bonnie Rumley; his daughters, Heather (Tom) Brooks of Lebanon, TN and Faith (Bob) MacLachlan of Tecumseh, MI; his sister, Joan (Al) Kremkow of Howell, MI; seven grandchildren, Ashley (Hayden) Cochran, Kendall (Tim) Sandavol, Rachel Brooks, Samantha Brooks, Jennifer MacLachlan, Tyler MacLachlan and Wyatt MacLachlan; and his great-granddaughter, Charlotte.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clemens Robert and Marie Rumley; and his brother, Tom Rumley.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service is being held at 4 p.m., Friday, June 26, 2020 at Dryden Memorial Park by the Polly Ann Trail. Those wishing to make
memorial contributions may direct them to Friends of the Polly Ann Trail, 208 E. Third Street, Imlay City, MI 48444.
Arrangements were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI.
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