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"Pete" Ralph V. Hales

February 20, 1936 — May 20, 2023

Lakeland, Florida formerly of Battle Creek

Ralph “Pete” Hales, of Lakeland, Florida, formerly Battle Creek and Bellevue, Michigan, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2023. He was born to Elmer and Hazel (Fockler) Hales in Stockbridge, Michigan on February 20, 1936.

Pete retired from Clark Equipment in 1987, was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles #299 in Battle Creek, as well as an avid, and excellent bowler. He was also a wonderful uncle to his Sayers and Seeley nieces and nephews.

Services have been entrusted to Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 205 N. Elizabeth Street, Bellevue, MI 49021. A Graveside Service will be held in Riverside Cemetery, 201 N Main Street, Bellevue, MI 49021 on Friday, June 2, 2023, at 2:00 PM.

If desired, memorial contributions are suggested to Humane Society of South Central Michigan, 2500 Watkins Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49015 or .

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Graveside Service

Friday, June 2, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Riverside Cemetery Bellevue

West Street, Bellevue, MI 49021

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