Robert E. Standfest
May 9, 1920 – May 9, 2018
Robert E. Standfest, died on his 98th birthday, May 9, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Gladys. Loving father of Robert (Lynn), Steven (Jennifer), and Timothy (Karen). Dearest grandfather of William (CarrieAnn), Rev. Michael (Kira), Scott, Eric, the late Corporal Jeffrey, U.S.M.C., and Jaclyn. Dear Papa Great of 12 great-grandchildren. Brother of Hazel (the late John) Kramer, the late Betty (the late Norbert) Daveloose, and the late Doris (Ellis) Zink. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. He proudly served in WWII in the U.S. Army. He was a past post commander and chaplain for the American Legion Post 303 in Grosse Pointe. Visitation Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 3 to 8 pm with a funeral service and Military Honors at 6 pm at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes, Clinton Township. Interment at Clinton Grove Cemetery, Clinton Township, Michigan. Memorial contributions to the American Legion Post 303 in Grosse Pointe or the Folds of Honor would be appreciated.
- the late Gladys Standfest, Wife
- Robert (Lynn) Standfest, Son
- Steven (Jennifer) Standfest, Son
- Timothy (Karen) Standfest, Son
Dearest grandfather of William (CarrieAnn), Rev. Michael (Kira), Scott, Eric, the late Corporal Jeffrey, U.S.M.C., and Jaclyn.
Dear Papa Great of 12 great-grandchildren.
Brother of Hazel (the late John) Kramer, the late Betty (the late Norbert) Daveloose, and the late Doris (Ellis) Zink.
Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
American Legion Post 303, c/o Anthony Fravotta
22519 California, St. Clair Shores, Michigan 48080
Folds of Honor, Michigan Chapter
P.O. Box 73, Grand Haven, Michigan 49417
- Visitation Saturday, May 12, 2018
- Funeral Service and Military Honors Saturday, May 12, 2018
Robert E. Standfest
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May 15, 2018
My father went by many names. Son. Brother. Husband. Dad. Pops. Grandpa. Gramps. Great Grandpa. Papa Great. I’m sure there were others used on the jobsite by the craftsmen he hired that are not fit for this fine company gathered here today.
Titles he was known by were: Sergeant, Elder, Deacon, Chaplain, Post Commander, but most important to him was “Christian”. He led his life by example. A quiet man who always would listen to others, and only offer advice when asked.
Born on May 9, 1920 and died on May 9, 2018. Some would say he lived to the age of 98, but he would correct them by saying he lived to the first day of his 99th year…then would point that crooked index finger at you and say “think about it”. He had a sharp wit until the end.
He was a warrior for this great country, having served honorably in the Army during WW II. But, he was also a warrior for Christ. Supporting The Lutheran Hour Ministry, Concordia College, and Peace Lutheran Church in Detroit. A Sunday School teacher. A Deacon in his church.
He loved dogs, and warm Apple Pie with cheddar cheese on it. He enjoyed a nice shot of Crown Royal with a friend or his sons along with a cold beer.
During his service in the Army, he smoked cigars. Having lived with him as his caregiver for a year and a-half, we had many good talks while watching TV in his living room or sitting in his garage watching the world pass by on Mulvey Road in Fraser. By the way, another title bestowed upon him by his neighbors there was “The Mayor of Mulvey”. He was fixture there. He knew everybody who would walk, jog, or bike past. He also knew every doggie (and every neighbor’s dog knew him because of the treats he kept for them), teaching them tricks to earn their treat.
He told us about how he met my mother, and how it was truly love at first sight. He was in the Army, and as many young soldiers did, he worked a side job. This one was at Abbott Pharmacy near Chicago. He did it in hopes to meet a nice girl, and most o
May 12, 2018
We send our condolences to you, Jennifer, and and your family. I have fond memories of the stories your dad would tell us when we would hang out at your house. He lived a very long and full life and I know he was loved by his family and friends. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Ray and Shawn Choinard