Robert P. Lane

Age 75, of Holt, MI, passed away September 26, 2016.  He was born in Charlotte, MI, on November 13, 1940, to Robert and Dorothy (Smith) Lane.  Robert worked at Michigan Bell for 34 years.  Robert’s life centered around his children and grandchildren.

Surviving are:  his wife of 40 years, Lana; children, Frank (Marilyn), Bruce (Johanna), Michelle (Alan), Lori (Todd), Leslie, and Anthony (Myriam); grandchildren, Nicole (Kerry), Danielle (Jordan), Robert (Emily), Joshua, Holly, Emily, Jessica, Juliana, Claudia and Paulina; sisters, Virginia Kay (Robert) and Alice; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Sue.

A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, October 2 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Eagle View Golf Course at 2602 Tomlinson Road, Mason. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ingham County Animal Control or to McLaren Hospice.  Arrangements are being handled by the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel.

Print Obituary

6 Messages to “Robert P. Lane

Print Messages
Mike Garland
September 27, 2016 at 11:40 pm

Lana and family,
Kelli and I are deeply saddened for the loss of Columbo, he was a good man, father and friend to the Garlands and there are no words can truly reflect our sorrow for his passing… You know that he is in good company, and is surely have a toddie (or two) with friends and family that have preceded him. One day, we will all be together again, riding bikes and having the time of our lives! I hope that you all find some comfort knowing that he is in good company!!!
With love and prayers,
Mike and Kelli

Mark daSilva
September 28, 2016 at 2:35 pm

Tony. Very sorry. My families thoughts are with yours

Sharon Conner Oliver
September 29, 2016 at 8:35 am

“Dad”…you were the best Boss I ever had…Michigan Bell was my second family…and you were key to making it feel that way…”Frick n Frack”…ohhhh you crazy guys! Many happy memories with you and the crew…May God rest your soul, Amen… Love, Sharon & Craig O

Carrie Zuidema
September 29, 2016 at 1:55 pm

So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing…remember the many days and nights spent at your house and the fun that was had! You all are in my thoughts and prayers!!

Howard Martin
October 2, 2016 at 12:48 pm

To Bob’s family, please accept my sympathy for your great loss. I worked with Bob in both Battle Creek and Lansing. Bob was a great person, also a great telephone man, one of the best. May God bless all of your family.

October 5, 2016 at 9:52 am

The first time that I met Bob (and Lana) is when I purchased their home on Aurelius Rd. in Holt, back in April of 2012.

Such a sweet couple and Bob was so kind and helpful answering all of my questions about the home. Especially when it was time for me to open and close the pool for my first time.

He was so sweet to come over and helped me from beginning to end …
“This might not be the way other people do it, but it is the way I do it … ” he would tell me with each step. I listened closely to his every word and took notes. I still have that notebook and have referred it each time that I open and close my pool. Scribbled across the top, it says
” BOB’s WAY”.

The best thing about owning that home, is that no matter who I talk to about “where” I live, EVERYBODY knows Bob and / or Lana or SOMEONE that lived / grew up in that house. Then they would almost always follow up with a “pool” story. It seems that the Lanes maintained a home that created many memories for many to cherish.

People have asked me, “why do you still have that big ” L ” on your garage?” I have replied each time, “To honor the LANES, the home, and all of the memories that came with it”.

It remains there today and always will until I no longer own my home … RIP Bob, you will be missed by many.


Please Sign The Guestbook

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *