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“Prayers of strength for a wonderful neighbor family. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Chris and Tani Wiltse - MI

“I only worked around Cliff a few times, my dad (Carl Bunce) was a supervisor with him for a few years. He was easy to work around, I know he will be...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Steve Bunce - Dowling, MI

“Uncle Cliff you will be missed greatly. To our family his memory will always be in our thoughts & hearts.Sorry we will not be able to join you at...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Todd & Paula Jones - Kalamazoo, MI

“I will forever be grateful for the friendship Cliff shared as he taught me how to rebuild and soup up small block and big block Chevy engines for my...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Randy Parker - Battle Creek, MI

“In loving memory of Cliff. He was a great co worker at Kellogg's. RIP Cliff❤❤. Norma Green Ludlow ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Norma Green Ludlow - Battle Creek, MI


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Clifford J. Riker, 87, of Battle Creek, died January 16, 2022. Clifford was born April 8, 1934 to Leo Horr and Rose Darling. He worked many years at the Kellogg Company before retiring as the maintenance supervisor in 1995.

Clifford loved bowling, snowmobiling and building model planes and cars. He also enjoyed building engines for street rods and even made one for a jetboat.

Clifford was united is marriage to the former Mary D. Despins on February 14, 1958, who survives. He is also survived by his two sons, Richard (Jennifer) Riker and Stephen (Michelle) Riker and two grandsons, Sebastion Alec Riker and Amari Riker. He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, where funeral services to celebrate Clifford's life will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 25. The service will be livestreamed and may be viewed at: https://vimeo.com/667510972 or you may also view it on the Farley Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home Facebook page. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Personal messages for the family may be placed in the Memory Book at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.