Robert “Bob” Wright

Bob went to be with our Lord and Savior on July 30, 2013, at the age of 80. He was born to the late John and Burdella Wright on October 29, 1932, in Lansing, MI. He was currently of Bath, MI.

Robert served his country in the U.S. Army as a tank mechanic. He married Violet Manuell in 1957 in Angola, IN, and together they raised 5 children.  He was an avid hunter, golfer, and bowler, and adored spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Violet; 4 daughters and 1 son: Roberta, Robin, Rhonda, Richelle and Ron; 15 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant son Robert, Jr., 2 sisters and 2 brothers.

A private service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences may be left at

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Violet Kramer
July 31, 2013 at 6:24 pm

You will forever be remembered as my real life Superman! I love you more than words can say! I am so blessed and honored to have had such an amazing grandfather who taught me so much about love, life, family, and God! We will miss you dearly, and hold all of the wonderful memories we have with you close to our hearts! For we are all better people because of you! <3 RIP Grandpa……until we meet again!

Misty Simmers
August 1, 2013 at 1:20 pm

I have only met Bob one time but this meeting made a lasting impact. It was at the family’s annual Halloween bash and I was immediately welcomed. Bob was warm and inviting, easy to talk to, and I enjoyed his company. What I know most is what an amazing person Roberta is. She is kind, giving, hard working, open and honest. She will give up every second of her spare time to help someone in need. You can trust Roberta. You can rely on her. You can guarentee when you need warmth, reassurance or just a listening ear Roberta will be there for you. A person as wonderful as she is only comes from great parents which tells me so much more about the kind of was person Bob is. Even though my time with him was brief, I am forever grateful to Bob for giving me my friend Roberta.

August 1, 2013 at 2:05 pm

I love you and miss you with all of my heart, you taught me so much, I treasure every minute we spent together, all of the vacations, get togethers and time spent at home, you were the greatest daddy anyone could ever want, save me a spot in heaven, and know I will always love you and will never forget the memories we had.
Your baby daughter,

Kiersten & Michael Hedke
August 1, 2013 at 4:25 pm


We send loving thoughts and prayers to you and the rest of your family. We’re so very sorry for your loss and if there’s anything we can do for you please don’t hesitate to ask.

You’re always in our heart!

Much love,

The Hedke’s

Dee Velasquez Jakes
August 1, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Aunt Violet & all my beautiful cousins, I am so sorry for the sudden loss of this precious man, husband, dad, & to me Uncle Bob. I grieve with you & for myself for not having had the privilege of spending more time with him. The memories I do have of him are few because of distance but I remember I always enjoyed being around him & all of you. I have good memories, I will think of him with much affection. I feel your loss. He lives on in each of us who hold him in our hearts.
Thank You heavenly Father for having graced this earth with a precious soul as my Uncle Bob. Give comfort & consolation to his family in the days ahead, let them feel Your loving arms around them at their darkest moments. Remind them of all the special moments as they recall his life & their life together & above all, let them realize a part of him is in each of them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Aunt Violet, I cannot imagine the incredible aloneness you will face even in the midst of so many loved ones as when your husband was taken, he took a great portion of you with him. I especially pray you will look to your heavenly Father in those crushing moments that will come & let it all out as He knows your heart best. I wish I could be there to give you a big long hug & just hold you & soothe your broken heart. But I can’t be so I have asked God to do it for me in many little ways in the days to come. Look for Him, He will be showing His love to you & for you & you will know it is Him.
I love you my peeps & will be thinking of you all & praying for the easing of the pain to make it bearable. I’m there with you in spirit & I send much love to you all.

Carol Johnson
August 1, 2013 at 10:02 pm

My dear Robin, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember at work I had the pleasure to meet your parents. You have such a loving and caring family. I am so glad I had the opportunity to meet both your folks. Heaven has a good soul looking out for all of you now. He is now in your hearts, mind, and soul. GOD Bless. My prayers to you and your entire family. Love you.


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