Robert G. “Bob” Fletcher

MARQUETTE, MI. – Robert G. “Bob” Fletcher, age 91, of 215 Mesnard Street, Marquette, entered eternal life Saturday evening, January 5, 2013, at home, in the loving, comforting care of his family and the caregivers of Lake Superior Hospice.

Bob was born June 30, 1921 in Marquette, a son of the late Clyde and Elizabeth (Miller) Fletcher and was a lifelong Marquette resident. He was a 1939 graduate of the Graveraet High School. Bob entered the military, serving with the US Navy during World War II from 1942 to 1945, earning the rank of Gunner’s Mate First Class. Upon being honorably discharged, he worked for the Duluth South Shore and Atlantic Railroad for 14 years until 1961 when the D.S.S. & A. merged with the Soo Line Railroad. Bob then began his employment with Fletcher’s Meat Market in South Marquette as a butcher-meat cutter, working until that store ceased operations in 1983. Bob was an avid sportsman, playing softball (pitcher), hockey, and golf. He also enjoyed a good game of cribbage. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and the Marquette Golf Club.

A loving husband, father, grandparent, and brother, he is survived by his wife, Anna M. (Schwemin) Fletcher, whom he married November 15, 1947; three daughters, Christine (Kurt) Larkin of North Carolina, Laura Fletcher and Nancy Fletcher both of Marquette; his grandchildren, Timi (Mike) Conover, Tami (Dave) Kawecki, Brad (Sarah) Larkin, Cory Wood, Kelly Bengry, and Candy Fletcher; great-grandchildren, Alexis, Olivia, and Gage; a sister, Doris Thiry of Escanaba; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by five brothers, Ed, Clyde Jr, Al, John “Jack”, and Donald Fletcher.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Fassbender Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 9, beginning at 4:00 pm. Memorial services will be held in the funeral home at 6:00 pm Wednesday evening with Chuck Tooman, Lake Superior Hospice chaplain, officiating. Veteran’s honors will be accorded by members of Richard Jopling Post #44 of the American Legion.

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