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Robert "Bob" Wright

July 25, 1933 ~ November 9, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Robert "Bob" Wright Obituary

Robert “Bob” Wright of Hazelton Twp., age 90, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 9, 2023.
Robert was born in Durand on July 25, 1933, a son of Howard and Ethel (Fischer) Wright.  Bob married Helen Van Horn at her home in Shia Town on August 4, 1951.  They have been married for over 72 years.  Bob is an Honorably Discharged Veteran, having served in the US Army during the Korean War from 1952-55.  He was attached to the 62nd Tank Battalion with the rank of Corporal in the Medical Detachment.
After his military service, Bob worked for John Deere in New Lothrop for 15 years and then Mel Ervin Ford for 26 years before retiring. He fixed tractors, combines, implements, cars, boat motors, chainsaws, and lawnmowers. Bob was self-taught. He would tear it up, tear it down, and put it together, until he got it right. He loved polka music and dancing, family, camping, fishing, and hunting. 
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Helen; their children, Alan (Bev) Wright and Melody (John) Kluge; son-in-law, Bruce Gross; daughter-in-law, Kay Wright, nine grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and other loving family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Benson Wright, William Wright, Dorothy Powell, Betty Lou Wright, and Margaret Allen; children, Michael, Ronald, Kevin, and Kelly; and grandchildren, Jason, Marc, and Trevor.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at St. Michael Maple Grove Catholic Church.  Bob’s son, Deacon Al Wright, will officiate.  Burial will follow later at Easton Cemetery in rural Owosso.  Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at Misiuk Funeral Home of Chesaning and then Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Michigan Veteran Homes at Grand Rapids (2950 Monroe Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505) or St. Michael Maple Grove Catholic Church.  You may light a memorial candle or share a memory at
Misiuk Funeral Home
Chesaning, Michigan 48616

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November 14, 2023

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Misiuk Funeral Home
202 South Front Street
Chesaning, MI 48616

Morning Visitation
November 15, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Michael Church of Maple Grove
17994 Lincoln Road
New Lothrop, Michigan 48460

Funeral Service
November 15, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Michael Church of Maple Grove
17994 Lincoln Road
New Lothrop, Michigan 48460

Burial to follow

Easton Cemetery
East of State Road on Easton Road
Owosso, MI 48867


Michigan Veteran Homes at Grand Rapids
2950 Monroe Avenue NE, Grand Rapids MI 49505

St. Michael's Maple Grove Catholic Church
17994 Lincoln Road, New Lothrop MI 48460


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