Rex W. Ryan
HUDSON - Rex W. Ryan, age 72, of Hudson passed away Oct. 15, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. 16, 1943, in Adrian, the son of Rial and Grace (Bates) Ryan. He married Nancy (Maurer) Ryan on May 26, 1973, and she survives. Rex was a graduate of Onsted High School, Class of 1961. Rex was an avid farmer, which was his passion in life, milking cows and crop farming. He worked at Roto Plastics for 18 years and then went to work at his son-in-law's farm, Hartland Farms, retiring from there after 19 years, in 2008. Rex loved watching tractor pulls, Detroit Tigers' baseball and Michigan State Spartans' football. Rex will always be remembered for his unique funny laugh. In addition to his wife, Nancy, he is survived by his sister, Bonnie Ryan Myers; five children, Scott (Kristy) Myers, Tracey (Brad) Hart, Daniel (Judy) Myers, Dawn (Willie) Gutting and Tom Ryan; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one grandson. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, 2959 N. Adrian Highway, Adrian. Burial will follow at East Rome Cemetery. Visitation will also take place Tuesday, from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. www.PurseFuneralHome.com.
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