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Lakeshore Memorial Services

11939 James Street, Holland, MI

OBITUARY

Robert "Bob" Harsch

February 6, 1952November 22, 2019

Bob went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, November 22, 2019, in Wyoming, Michigan. He was born in February 1952 in Saginaw, Michigan, to Donald and Dorothy Harsch. Bob graduated from Tawas Area High School and Delta College then later working for Consumers Power as maintenance supervisor for 30 years and Kellogg’s for 9 years as a planner. He served in the Navy 4 years on board the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal. He was married to Tonita the love of his life for 46 years. Bob volunteered as a Boy Scout Master and loved to go camping, fishing, hunting and serving in his church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Dorothy (Krebs) Harsch. Bob is survived by his wife Tonita (Wilson) Harsch, sons David (Brenda) Harsch, Eric (Jessica) Harsch, grandchildren Chyann Jacobs, Jeffrey Harsch and Isaac Harsch, and great-grandchildren Teddy and Grace. He is also survived by his siblings Michael (Connie) Harsch, Donna (Otto) Alvarado and Deborah (William) Warblow.

A celebration of his life will be 1 p.m. Monday, November 25, at Zion Lutheran Church, 77 West 32nd Street, Holland, Michigan, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment with military honors will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 26, at Floral Gardens, Bay City, Michigan. Memorial contributions in Bob’s honor may be made to the American Heart Association or to Zion Lutheran Church. Please visit www.lakeshorememorial.com to leave a message or memory for the Harsch family.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, November 25, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Monday, November 25, 2019
  • Interment with military honors Tuesday, November 26, 2019

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Robert "Bob" Harsch

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Drew Campbell

November 26, 2019

Toni,
So sorry to hear about Bob. Our prayers go out to you and your family. I live in Walker and certainly would have made the funeral, but just received the info today. Bob was always in a great mood whenever I would run into him in Tawas. He would fill me in on how you were doing. He will be missed. God Bless.
Drew

Brenda Brugger

November 26, 2019

Dear Toni, I am so sorry. I never knew Bob was ever sick. Our family was very close to the whole Harsch family since we were very young. Loved them all. And Bob, well he was one of the kindest and nicest guys I have ever known. I am truly saddened and sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Brenda

Esben Pedersen

November 26, 2019

Dear Toni. I learned about your loss through class of '68's mailing list from Ron Doak. I am very sorry for your loss, and I send you all my thoughts from all the way over here in Denmark.
Esben.

Sherry Wilk

November 26, 2019

So very sorry to hear of your loss Toni. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. Hugs! ❤️ Sherry

Chyann Jacobs

November 26, 2019

My grandpa was a good man. He went to church, was in the Navy, took care of his family & loved everyone in his life. He was the best grandpa ever..He was my only grandpa who I was close to, but I did have others. But no death has taken a toll on me like losing grandpa Harsch. He was & forever will be loved. Ill never forget you grandpa. You are always in my heart.

Chyann Jacobs

November 26, 2019

My grandpa was a good man. He went to church, was in the Navy, took care of his family & loved everyone in his life. He was the best grandpa ever..He was my only grandpa who I was close to, but I did have others. But no death has taken a toll on me like losing grandpa Harsch. He was & forever will be loved. Ill never forget you grandpa. You are always in my heart.

Kathy Slabaugh

November 26, 2019

Im so sorry for you loss.
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you All.
Kathy Slabaugh

Ron Doak

November 25, 2019

From the Class of 1968, Tawas Area High School.
Toni, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Know that we all are here for your support. God bless you, your family and Bob.

Andrea Martin

November 25, 2019

Hi Tony. Hugs and prayers to you and your family. Sorry to hear of your loss. Was glad to see Bob at our class reunion last year ❤️Andrea

Jayson Street

November 25, 2019

Bob and I became good friends at Kelloggs almost instantly. We both loved pocket knives, and we would spend hours talking about them, and showing off our newest additions to our collections. Bob was the first person to reach out to me after I left Kelloggs. We spoke on the phone a couple times after that, making sure we never lost contact with each other. Bob was an incredible man, and I will really miss him. Rest easy my friend.

FROM THE FAMILY