Obituary for Ralph William "Bill" Plont Jr

Ralph William "Bill" Plont Jr

Birth Date: Apr. 15th, 1927
Date Passed: Nov. 14th, 2020


Ralph “Bill” William Plont Jr., aged 93, passed away November 14, 2020 with his beloved dog, Hanson, by his side. Bill was born in Muskegon, Michigan on April 15, 1927 to Ralph and Mildred (Moore) Plont. He attended Muskegon Public Schools until he left at the age of 17 to enlist in the Navy. Bill served honorably aboard the U.S.S. Kendall C. Campbell DE 443 from July 1944 until November 1945. The Campbell was the first U.S. flagged ship in Tokyo Harbor at the end of WWII. After the war was over, Bill remained in the naval reserves until gaining his honorable discharge in 1954. Bill married the love of his life, Delores “Dolly” Plont (Peterson), on June 19, 1954. Bill and Dolly built a house in Ravenna, MI the same year they married and they raised a family and lived there together for over 66 years. Bill worked primarily in production for Continental/Teledyne motors in Muskegon for over 39 years. Bill had a deep love for his dogs, gardening, and the outdoors. This love will live on through his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bill is survived by his wife Dolly, son Ralph W. Plont III, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and son, Roger Plont. Per his wishes, Bill will be laid to rest with Military Honors at Ravenna Township Cemetery with a graveside service on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Memorials may be directed to: Noah’s Project, 5205 Airline Highway, # 9727, Muskegon, MI 49444. A Graveside Memorial Service will be conducted on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 1:00pm at the Ravenna Township Cemetery. The American Legion Ravenna Post will honor the Veteran with Honors Service. Memorials may be directed to: Noah’s Project. Go to: or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511



1:00pm on Nov. 19th, 2020 at
Ravenna Township Cemetery
Map/Directions to Ravenna Township Cemetery