Charles Jay Rypma
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Charles Jay Rypma
  • November 15, 1942 - October 15, 2017
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Charles J Rypma, age 74, passed away of natural causes on Sunday, October 15, 2017, and went home to be with his Lord. He is preceded in death by his father, Joseph Rypma; mother, Florence Jeannette Rypma; and a brother, Robert Rypma. Charles is survived by his wife of 45 years, Nyla Dawn and his two sons, Aaron Joseph (Shannon) and Wade Charles (Cheryl), brother, Gary (Sally) and 7 grandchildren. He served his family as a devoted and loving husband and father, served his nation as a member of the United States Army and most importantly served his Lord by words of wisdom and quiet example. And yes, he has always stood during the playing of our National Anthem... Funeral Services will be Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11 am at Reyers North Valley Chapel. A time of visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service beginning at 10 am. Pastor Eric Jarvis officiating. Charles will be laid to rest privately at Rosedale Memorial Gardens.