Age 87, of Lansing, passed away January 18, 2013. He was born April 19, 1925, in Lansing. Robert graduated from J.W. Sexton High School in 1943 where he was president of the first graduating class. While in high school, he worked at REO, and then joined the U.S. Army Air Corps. After the military, Robert graduated from Centre College in Danville, KY. Then, he worked for Oldsmobile for 40 years, retiring in 1987.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Julia in 2011; brother, Gerald; and sister, Virginia. Surviving are: 3 children, Matthew “Repo” Bunce of Lansing, Susan Zimmerman of Arizona, Mark (Donna) Bunce of Florida; grandson, Christopher Zimmerman; sister, Marilyn (Ron) Pursley; several nephews, including special nephew, Joe (Lou-Ann) Russell.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 21, 2013, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with interment to follow in Hillside Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. until service time on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.