Age 71, of Lansing, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at his home. Robert was born April 15, 1943, in Lansing, Michigan, to Joseph and Evelyn (Long) Bofysil. Robert was employed much of his life as an Automotive Sales Rep, which he thoroughly enjoyed. A large part of his life was spent setting records behind the wheel of a Top Fuel Dragster.

Survivors include his 2 sons and 1 daughter, Richard Bofysil and his wife Becki of Jackson, William Bofysil and his wife Kate of Holt, and Bridget Bofysil and her wife Sarah of East Lansing; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Sandy Smith of Holt; 2 brothers, Thomas Bofysil and Gary Bofysil, both of Lansing; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Evelyn; and brothers, James and Joseph.

A celebration of life service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, May 5th, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, 325 W. Washtenaw St, Lansing, Michigan 48933, with The Rev. Stephen Ezop officiating. Burial will follow at Deepdale Memorial Gardens in Lansing. Friends may visit from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family would graciously accept donations to help with the funeral expenses.  Donations can be sent through: Gofundme.com (under Bob Bofysil) or at the time of services.

No formal reception has been planned but a small gathering at the Airport Tavern & Steakhouse will take place immediately following services at the cemetery.

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10 Messages to “Robert Joseph “Bob” Bofysil”

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    David Wells Says:

    What a many. What a life.Bob lived to the fullest. Hope to alot of Bob’s friends tomorrow.

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    Julie Teed (Hudnut) Says:

    I worked for Bob at Spartan Diesel and Machine, a machine shop he owned in Lansing many years ago. Bob really looked out for his employees. I also remember him as a Drag Racer. My father, Dave, was a Drag Racer too. Bob will be missed, and remembered not only as a good friend but as a fair and decent man. Rest in Peace my friend! May God Bless and be with his family during this time, and always.
    Sincerely,

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    susan cook Says:

    Hello, Kate, I wanted to extend my condolences for the loss of your father-in-law. I know it’s always had to lose a family member. I bet your boys will enjoy hearing stories in the future about Grandpa Bob.

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    Dave Pelley Says:

    i raced with Bob for many years and had the time of my life. I have many stories to tell about our time together and all were good (and some kinda weird/ funny but we won’t talk about that! ). We are losing to many good racers lately and Bob was one of them! God bless you and your family and i know you’ll be hanging out with Ron McQueen,Ron Dyer, my Dad,and all the other racers in heaven.Thanks for the memories! Gods Speed!!!!!!
    Dave Pelley @ Pelley&Pelley Racing Enterprises

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    Tom & Mary Houser Says:

    Bill & Bridget,
    We are so sad to hear about your dad. Many memories and smiles come to mind, especially the Trivial Pursuit and card games with your folks after MSU hockey games!
    Bob was always quick to laugh and had a hug when you needed it. A good friend.

    Prayers and love to you and your family.

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