Robert F. "Bob" Montague

Age 90, of Holt, MI, passed away at home with his family at his side on Sunday, January 3, 2016. Bob was born October 9, 1923, in Howell, Michigan.

He graduated from Howell High School in 1943 and served in USMC during WWII in the South Pacific Island of Engebi. After the war he studied at Oberlin College and Michigan State University. He was employed as a Quality Control Manager for Diamond Reo Truck Manufacturing, Wohlert Corporation and American Sunroof Corporation.

Bob was an avid golfer, enjoyed physical fitness, and following MSU Football and Hockey. Bob was fortunate to have many loving friends through these interests as well as his church, Holt Kiwanis Club, Marine Corps League and Meals on Wheels. A special thank you to the loving care Bob received at Prestige Way Memory Care and Hospice Advantage.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife Yvonne (Simmons), son Eric and parents Leslie and Beatrice (Dingman). He is survived by a son and many other extended family members.

A celebration of life service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at the First Presbyterian Church of Holt, 2021 N. Aurelius Rd., Holt. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Lansing. Friends may call at the church beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Capital Area Humane Society or to the Greater Lansing Food Bank. Online condolences may be left for Bob’s family at

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Bob Morris
January 5, 2016 at 10:55 am

To the family of Bob Montague. Bob was a dear friend of mine. We golfed on Saturdays and enjoyed numerous golf trips to Orlando and Arizona. Bob was a mentor and someone who will always have a special place in my heart.

The only reason I cannot be with you on Saturday is that I have to attend a funeral of another dear friend at the exact same time in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Bob Morris
Canton, MI

Jim Huff
January 5, 2016 at 4:38 pm

I knew Bob from the Cass Golf League and had many discussions with him about the marines in which we both participated(he was WW2 and I was Viet Nam era). Many golf outings with him and others and this put him in an elite section for few individuals. I cannot make this Saturday as I put a class on that date @ 10:00(couldn’t find a sub). My prayers are with you all..

Rick Doubrava
January 6, 2016 at 9:33 am

To Bob’s entire family, our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you. Bob was a very good man. I got to know him through golf league and more closely with the Saturday golfers and I will never forget what an amazing golfer he was, even into his late eighties. We will always remember him as a strong, silent, and courteous man who never said a bad word about anyone. You can always tell a good man by the amount of friends he has and Bob had many, many of them. Bob, you are now in the Good Lord’s care and we hope you save a tee time for us. God Bless you and your family at this difficult time.

Rick & Deb Doubrava
Lansing, Mi

Don & Jan Jackson
January 8, 2016 at 8:48 am

We knew Bob through his folks, who were dear neighbors of Jan’s mother, Thelma Potter/Crysler/Butler. He was always a gentle courteous man who
greeted us when we visited our home Church in Holt, and attended funeral services of our parents and sister Carol. He’s one of the persons we wished we had known better. Don & Jan in Vermont

Tom and Ann Barclay
January 8, 2016 at 2:23 pm

Paul , we were touched that you took the time to call us personally about your father’s passing. As you know, Tom and Bob have been friends since back in the Diamond Reo days, then on thru the golfing days. Having read the messages already written – well, there is just not much more to say. He was a wonderful man and we took great pleasure in knowing him. Our hearts are with you and your family.

Carol Ann Adado
January 9, 2016 at 11:07 am

I met Bob during MSU hockey & football many years ago. He was a kind gentleman to all his friends & had a great sense of humor. It was a pleasure knowing through the years, he never had a bad word for anyone. God rest his soul, he will be missed by his many friends. My condolences to your entire family.


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