Bernard Dale Parisian

Bernard Dale Parisian of Eaton Rapids passed away peacefully at his home on May 31, 2022. He was born August 15, 1932, to Dorothy Parisian and Harry Rivers.
Ben received his Draft Notice right out of High School and chose to serve in the Navy and was stationed on the USS Midway and the USS Lahti. After his service in the Navy, Ben married his High School sweetheart, Phyllis Helene Rice. Ben was working in Lansing for the family-owned Trio Restaurant, he left the Trio and moved his family to Eaton Rapids in 1966. Ben established Ben’s Electric in 1970. Ben’s son, Gregg Parisian bought the business in 2007. At this point Ben retired, but never stopped working. He was a hard worker and enjoyed being outside gardening, mowing, working on projects. He enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers play ball and listening to Car Talk Radio on Saturdays. Ben was an avid sportsman and enjoyed fishing and upland bird hunting with his English Setters. Ben was very involved with his family and riding horses with the Capi Delta Riding Club, 4-h with his children at Eaton County Fair and the Michigan Appaloosa Horse Association. For those who knew Ben, knew he loved to talk about his work, his family and would always have stories from the past to the present. Ben had a strong faith in God and was involved in Calvary Lutheran Church in many capacities over the years.
Surviving are his three children, Gregory (Brenda) Parisian, Gwenn (John) Waldron and Bethany (Steve) Smith. Five grandchildren Jesse (Tara) Parisian, Sarah (Jake) Strank, Chelsea (Steven) Wright, Whitney (Michael) Spalding and Katrina (Austin) Smith, Ten great-grandchildren Benjamin and Kennon Parisian, Cole and Evelyn Strank, Cassidy and Teagan Wright, McKenzie and Avery Spalding and Jensen and Quinn Smith. And his beloved Cocker Spaniel, TJ, his loyal buddy, companion and friend.
A memorial service was held June 9, 2022, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Eaton Rapids. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Calvary Lutheran Church in Ben’s name.
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