THREE OAKS — Reva Ryan, 77, of Three Oaks, died peacefully Thursday, December 27, 2018, in her residence in the presence of her family.
Reva was born December 5, 1941 in Galien to Russell and Juanita (Martin) Dickey. She married Duane Hartog on June 18, 1960 in Galien; together they welcomed a daughter, Rhonda. Sadly, he passed away on December 5, 1966. She later married Philip Ryan on September 15, 1973 in Three Oaks; he survives.
Fondly known as the “Cake Lady,” Reva was well known for making cakes throughout the community, specializing in weddings, birthdays, or whatever was wanted. She was proud to have owned her own cake business out of her home for over 42 years. A true animal lover Reva was especially fond of cats and had many over the years. She and Phil enjoyed watching the local wildlife come through their yard as well; birds, deer, turkeys, squirrels, and many more.
Reva loved her family more than anything and her grandchildren were the light of her life.
Reva will be greatly missed by family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 45 years Philip Ryan of Three Oaks; daughter Rhonda (Ron) Bohn of St. Joseph; grandchildren Jordan Bohn of St. Joseph and Taylor Bohn of St. Joseph; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Duane Hartog, brother Eugene Dickey, and sister Marjorie Crandell.
Family and friends will gather Friday, January 4, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Pobocik Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 106 Ash Street East, Three Oaks, Michigan 49128; and Saturday, January 5, 2019, from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. also at the funeral home.
Reva’s remains will be laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery.
The family prefers contributions be made in Reva’s memory to Caring Circle Hospice, 4025 Health Care Park Lane, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085 Or Michiana Humane Society, 722 IN-212, Michigan City, Indiana 46360.
A special thank you to the staff of Caring Circle Hospice, especially Holly, and of Marie Yeager Cancer Center in St. Joseph.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Pobocik Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Three Oaks, Michigan 49128.
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