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“I am so sorry Pat for you and your families loss. I have fond memories of Bob. I never knew he became an EMT, I can see him doing well at it. Take...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Tina Gutzman

“Extending to your family this heartfelt assurance of deep sympathy. With our condolences, The Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education and...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: MAPS

“the first time i meet bob i was over 20 years i was just a teen and i was looking for a long time for a part for my car. I stopped and asked Bob he...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: daryl johnson

“RIP MY FRIEND.SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS PAT. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: randy steen - friend

“Pat, so sorry to here of Bob's passing. I worked with him for a number of years before he retired. I was glad to have stopped by the house to see...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Donny Anderson

“Pat, I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I pray for peace and comfort for you and the rest of the family as you grieve the loss of such a great...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Brenda Kurian

“Pat and family, So sorry for your loss. His stories, humor and that giggle will definetly be missed. We send our love and have you in our prayers. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Keith, Sherri, Kyle and Maddie

“Bob was a wonderful person and I enjoyed working EMS with him for 4 years. Pat, you are in my thoughts. He was a model citizen, a volunteer, and a...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Tom Kennedy

“I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Bob. He was always smiling and a good man. I enjoyed many ems runs with him. He was a gentle soul and...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Jaime nigh

“PAT We're so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Ludy and Joe Johnson

“Pat, We are so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and love for your family. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Charlee and Bill Hunter

“So sorry prayers forbyou Pat I am always here for you ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Carol Branam

“Pat and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything you need Pat or we can do for you, please let us know. ((((HUGS)))) ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Craig and Barb Reiter

“We sure will miss him. His picture is how I always remember him. He lived a good lidea with his beloved Pat. Our Sorrow AND Sympathies, LOVE...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Faye warner

“Pat and family.Blessing to you for having such a wonderful husband and father.The days to come will be sad but he is free of the cancer and suffering...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Becky Oberstar


Robert E. “Bob” Wilson, Sr., 65, of County Road 565, Negaunee, entered eternal life on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at his home in the loving care of his family and Lake Superior Hospice. He had fought a courageous battle with brain cancer for close to two years, never letting it get him down. Bob was born to the late Robert and Elizabeth (Iery) Wilson on June 12, 1951 in Marquette. He attended school in Marquette and in his senior year at Marquette High School joined the Army, where he served with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in 1971. Returning home, he attended Northern Michigan University. Bob started working for the LS & I Railroad and retired in 2014 after 30 years. From 2006 to 2016 he was an EMT with the Forsyth Township EMS. Bob loved to camp with his family, loved hunting, antique shopping, auctions and traveling. He became quite creative after his retirement, making beautiful pieces of art from horseshoes, spoons or whatever he could find. He loved cars, new cars, old cars and classic cars. He loved to buy and work on them. Bob enjoyed his Goldwing Motorcycle and took many trips to the Smokey Mountain area. Bob also enjoyed trail riding with Pat and their special horses. Never, like in life, did he stick to the trails but struck out and made his own trail. His unique sense of humor and quick wit is something that will always be remembered. Happy Trails Bob. Bob is survived by his wife of 26 years, Patricia (Jones) Wilson of Negaunee; children, Robert E. Wilson, Jr. of Gwinn, Dane Wilson of Fort Knox, KY, Brett (Tammy) Lewis of Gladstone and Karri (Marcus) Falkenburg of Menasha, WI; grandchildren, Ashley (Tyler) Marohnic of Gladstone and Courtney (Jordon) Isetts of Escanaba; great grandchildren, Adelyn Marohnic, Aiden Marohnic, Annabel Isetts and Emma Rose Isetts; siblings, Sharon (Patrick) Depetro, Elaine Anderson, Wade Anderson and Michael (Laurie) Anderson; brother-in-law, Richard (Freda) Jones; also many special nieces, nephews and friends. Bob also leaves behind his special little Chihuahua, Emmy Lou, who never left his side. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Wilson; mother, Elizabeth (Wilson) Anderson; step father, Donald Anderson; and his in-laws, Jim and Marilyn Jones. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in the Canale Gwinn Funeral Home with Rev. Todd Spranger officiating. Bob’s family will greet relatives and friends in the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service. A luncheon will follow at Grace Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Cancer Care of Marquette County, 122 W. Clark St., Negaunee, MI 49866. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Canale Gwinn Funeral Home where memories of Bob may be shared at canalefuneral.com