Age 68, of Eaton Rapids, passed away October 1, 2012. He was born October 22, 1943, in Lansing. Bob retired from the State of Michigan DOT. Surviving are: his wife of 22 years, Joy; daughter, Melony (Rocky) Fronckel of Potterville; grandchildren, Roxanna and Ryan Fronckel, Jacob, Anthony and Jessica Burge; brothers, Pat and Tom (Nancy) Ryan; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Margaret Ryan, and brothers, Dan and Pete.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 4, 2012, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with interment to follow in Deepdale Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, and one hour prior to the funeral on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Joy Ryan for an education fund to be set up for Roxanna and Ryan Fronckel.