Robert L. Rowland

Robert L. Rowland of Kingston, age 83, died following a short illness Friday, November 2, 2018 in his home with his family by his side. He was born March 15, 1935 in Kalkaska the only child born to Lester C. and Marcelle Irene Rowland. He married Jeanne Marie Scott October 4, 1969 in Waterford. They recently celebrated their 49th anniversary.
Bob completed his GED through Pontiac Motors. He retired from Pontiac Motors after almost 40 years of service. Bob enjoyed building and driving stock cars. He also helped the boys with their race cars. After Bob retired, he returned to the Seventh Day Adventist Church which is how he was raised. In the last while, Bob would whistle along with the Christian music on television even though he was no longer speaking.
Bob is survived by his wife, Jeanne; children: Michael “Mike” Robert (Tammy) Rowland of Macksville, Kansas, Robert “Wade” Rowland of Caro, Kevin Rowland of Vassar, Michelle (Gregory) DuFour of Brandon Township, Scott (Trina) Rowland of Caro; step-children: Mark (Linda) Retzlaff of Holly, Lois (Thomas) Stetler of South Bordman; grandchildren: Jordan Rowland, Myah Rowland, Nicholas DuFour, Heather (Allison) DuFour, Tara Rowland, Michael (Brooke) Retzlaff, Jonathon Retzlaff, David Retzlaff, Karen (Kyle) Mosco, Katie (Chris) Farrell, Kyle Stetler; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2018 in Kranz Funeral Home – Kingston and from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 8, 2018 in Unionville Seventh-Day Adventist Church with Pastor Dick Bullock officiating. Memorials may be made to Unionville Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Cadillac. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com.

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