Clyde E. Raven
Clyde E. Raven, of Mayfield, passed away Nov. 10, 2019 at Munson Medical Center while surrounded by his loving family.
He was born July 24, 1929. He was one of eight children born to Chris and Gladys Raven on a farm in Cadillac.
He married his high school sweetheart, Marjorie (Johnson) on July 21, 1951 at the Augustana Lutheran Church in Tustin.
After graduating from Tustin High School, he enlisted and served with the Sixth Weather Detachment of the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed in Ogden, Utah, and Goose Bay, Labrador. He served and was honorably discharged in December 1954. He was a member of the American Legion Post 219 in Fife Lake.
He worked at Michigan Bell from 1955 to 1991 as a lineman and splicer and retired as a test board dispatcher. He made many friends including his lifelong friend, Jim Gallagher.
Clyde and Marge raised their family, three sons, in Kingsley, where he served on the school board. After retirement they settled in Mayfield and Zephyrhills, Florida.
Throughout the years, Clyde enjoyed spending time with friends at Phil and Betty Bowden's cabin on the Manistee River. He enjoyed fishing, cross country skiing, hunting, boating, gardening and puttering around.
Surviving are his loving wife of 68 years, Marge, of Mayfield; son, Todd (Denise), of Mayfield; granddaughter, Anna Mobley; great-grandsons, Ezra and Terje, of Cincinnati; and Anna's sisters, Catie Campeau and Elizabeth Fay. He is also survived by siblings, Dean (Marilyn), Ann, Lois (Dick) and Ted (Mary); and many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Chris and Gladys; sons, Tom and Terry; siblings, Neva, Robert and Eugene; and brothers and sisters-in-law.
The family would like to thank the palliative care unit of Munson Medical Center for their exceptional care and kindness.
A graveside service with military honors will be announced in the spring of 2020.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Munson Palliative Care either online at or 1105 6th St., Traverse City, MI 49684.
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Published on November 17, 2019


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Becky Smith-Miles, 5545w N Kendall Rd, Manistique, MI 49854
Nov 17, 2019
Marge, I am so sorry for your loss. Clyde was the greatest guy- I remember his smiles well. He seemed to be filled with happiness most of the time. I pray you are holding up through all this. Too much has been piled on your shoulders lately and I am praying for some relief for you. Love to you and Todd and his family, and to Eleanor and Chris too. Becky
Life Story Funeral Home
Nov 15, 2019