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Robert Steven Gregor

March 23, 1948December 26, 2020

Robert “Bob” Steven Gregor, age 72 of Gaylord passed away at home on Saturday, December 26th of cardiac arrest.

He was born on March 23rd, 1948 in Owosso, Michigan to Steven and Mary (Blahut) Gregor.

Bob graduated from Corunna High School (Class of 1966) and Western Michigan University (Class of 1971), and on July 21, 1973, he married Karen K. (Urbain).

The majority of Bobs career was spent as a Manager at Wickes Lumber for 26 years in Mason, Clare, and Gaylord. Throughout his career he gained many friends and awards, including 16 years of being recognized in the top 25 stores, and also being recognized as the top store in the nation for Wickes Lumber in 1991.

Hobbies included Golfing, Bowling, Hunting, Fishing, and spending time with family. Enjoyed traveling to tropical destinations both in the U.S and abroad.

Previous residences included Chesaning, Flushing, St. Charles, Mason, Clare, and Gaylord

He is survived by his wife Karen, son; Scott (Jill) Gregor, and grandchildren Carson and Kendall Gregor. Also surviving are his siblings Betty (Michael) Pomante and Bonnie (Leon) Eiermann, Larry Urbain, Judy (Ernesto) Mariona, and Pet dog Chance.

Predeceased by Steven and Mary Gregor (Father and Mother), Laverne and Della Urbain,(Father and Mother In Law) and Robert Urbain (Brother in Law) and Gary Mendyk (Brother in Law).

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in 2021.

Funeral Home in charge of arrangements is Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.


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Tim Hass

January 10, 2021

I am sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Through his employer Wickes Lumber I had the opportunity to work with him on many occasions. He was always prepared and always jovial. It made some of the tough days much easier to get through.

Shawn Grutsch

January 6, 2021

I only knew Bob for a very short time, moving to Perch Lake in August, but I could tell from the first time I met him (and Chance) that he was a fantastic neighbor and friend to everyone. I will greatly miss our road encounters, as he was the first neighbor I met and a favorite to see as I was driving or walking the road. He spoke with me about my mom passing in October and provided great comfort to me during that challenging change. He really helped us feel welcome to the new neighborhood. I will miss my visits with Bob, but I feel very blessed and inspired to have met this incredible man.

Kris Carlson

January 3, 2021

Karen our thoughts and prayers go out to you and family. We cherish the memories of you two on the many Wickes trips we shared. Bob was a leader in our district and always enjoyed talking family, work and catching up. Always seemed like we had many good things to talk about. Our annual golf outing get together will never be the same . Hugs from Angie and I.

Brenda McClure Bartel

January 2, 2021

My heart aches for you and your family. May you find peace in your many happy memories. I’m nearby if I can help in any way.

Susan (Owens) Welch

January 1, 2021

Karen... Sorry for your loss. Prayers that your good memories will give you peace.

Gary Flynn

December 30, 2020

Karen, Scott, and Family. Wow........We lost a husband, father, grandfather, brother and a best friend. I remember our first bowling league, playing bumper pool in his dad's basement, working at Roycraft trailer plant ( a few long drives home ), and all the good times spent together enjoying a few barley pops. Hard to realize how fast time goes. We are praying for Bob and especially the family durning this time of loss. His friendship will always be remembered.

Paul Hylbert

December 29, 2020

Bob was a key member of the Wickes Lumber management team and one of our best

Condolences to all the Gregor family.

Paul Hylbert

Don Bayer

December 29, 2020

Nice man. Had fun on Wickes trips. Prayers to family.

John Doneth

December 29, 2020

Karen, so very sorry for your loss. My memories of time spent with Bob are all good and so special. Riding around in his Corvair, getting chased out of Owosso so many times, not sure why. We had both just started driving when his dad got that brand new '65 Impala, wow, was that ever cool. All those good times at the bowling alley and time spent with so many friends. Good memories forever !
Thank you Bob, thank you Karen.

Duane and Sue Shomock

December 29, 2020

Karen & family, We were so saddened to hear about Bob. We hope you find peace and comfort in the memories you have shared. They will be with you always.
Thinking of you as you move forward.
Warmly, Duane & Sue Shomock