Robert L. Herron

HARVEY, MI – Robert Lawrence Herron, age 43, of 203 Hotel Place, Harvey, walked on, on Friday morning, February 15, 2013, at Marquette General Hospital.

Rob was born August 2, 1969 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Patricia Ann Herron. He came to Marquette as a young child and graduated from the Marquette Senior High School. He later enrolled at Northern Michigan University’s Jacobetti Skill Center, pursuing a degree in culinary arts. For over 16 years, Rob was employed at the Ojibwa Casino as a bartender-cook. He enjoyed all music, especially classic rock, was a great cook who loved to barbeque, and enjoyed spending time fishing. He was a member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community.

Rob is survived by his children, Jasmine Herron and her mother, Angelique Robinson, Baylie Schmeltzer and her mother, Jennifer Schme-ltzer, and Kayla Herron and her mother, Carol Contois; his uncle, Marty Herron of Marquette; and several cousins, among them, Dylan Herron of Ishpeming, Doris Herrera of Florida, and Tim Frisvall of L’Anse. Rob was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Ann Herron on January 12, 2013.

Traditional Native American ceremonies will be held at the Ojibwa Community Center in Harvey on Saturday, February 16, at 2:00 pm.

The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family, and condolences may be expressed online at