OBITUARY

Robert Cullen Hastings

January 6, 1936August 22, 2021

Robert “Bob” Cullen Hastings, 85, of Perry, Michigan was born on January 6, 1936 to Cecil and Madelyne Hastings and passed away in Curran, Michigan on Sunday, August 22, 2021.

Bob is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 wonderful years, Katherine “Kittie” Louise Hastings, who passed away on February 28, 2019. The two met at Michigan State University and wed on July 21, 1956. Together they raised their four children in Farmington Hills, Michigan before building their dream house in the middle of nowhere upon their retirement, where they spent 20 memorable years together.

Bob became co-owner and president of Statewide Excavating Co. in 1974 before retiring in 2001. He was an avid hunter and golfer. He enjoyed the casino and playing Euchre. He loved to mow the grass and groom the trails around their home and cabin. He spent as much time as he could at the Covered Bridge Camp. Bob’s greatest joy was spending time with family.

Bob is survived, and his memory forever cherished, by his sons Scott C. Hastings and Robert K. Hastings (Laurie); his daughters Pam Albright and Jennifer Candela (Stephen); grandchildren Jackie, Carolyn, Matthew, Justin, Katie, Lisa, Stephen, and Christopher; great-grandchildren Gavin, Taylor, Kennedy, Levi, Mason, Jillian, Stella, Grant, James, Morgan, Mya, Elizabeth, Charlie, Haley, Joshua, Savannah, Olivia, Chase, and baby Katherine who is due to arrive in September and great great grandchild Joshua. Bob is also survived by his sisters-in-law Barbara Sheppard, and Phyllis Hastings. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Kittie, his granddaughter Lisa, his great-grandson Joshua, his brother Arthur Hastings, two brothers-in-law Richard Bell and Daniel Sheppard, and sister-in-law Madge Clark.

A memorial service and visitation will be held for Bob on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the Faith Church of Linden, 4518 Silver Lake Rd. Linden, MI 48451. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by the service at 11 a.m. A luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall.

A Celebration of Life will be held on October 30, 2021 at Scott’s home.

In lieu of flowers, gift donation may be made in Bob’s memory to the Covered Bridge Camp, LLC. Labeled envelopes will be available at the service if you wish to make a contribution.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation

    Saturday, September 18, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, September 18, 2021

Memories

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Laura Dinezio

September 17, 2021

I was so sad to hear about Mr. Hasting’s passing. He and Mrs. Hastings gave me memories I will never forget. He was someone I always looked forward to seeing when he spent time at Steve and Jennifer’s and I enjoyed talking to him so much! Although he left this earth earlier than anyone thought he would, he left a huge impact on so many people. He will be missed.

Debbie Edwards

September 14, 2021

My heart broke the day Scott called to share the news of Bob's passing. However, I was so honored to have received the call.

In the short time Bob and Kittie lived at Woodland Village Senior Community, we shared many of stories. They reminded me so much of my parents with the love they showed one another. Moving from their beautiful home to a 593 sq. ft. apartment couldn't have been easy. When the time would come for them to head north for the weekend/week(s), the smiles on their faces went from ear to ear. I saw Bob a few months back at a doctor's office, the lunch we were supposed to go out for never happened. :(

This photo was from our 2017 Senior Prom.

Rest in peace, Bob.

Debbie Edwards

Tracy Dawson

September 13, 2021

Uncle Bob will be truly missed! I can hear him now. He always yelled at me when playing euchre because it took me too long to decide what to make it LOL. It was always a good laugh. I’m going to miss his stories about my mom Joyce & Dad Bob and stories of my Grandma & Grandpa Dowling back in the day. He had such a good memory & I could listen forever. He & Aunt Kitty were always so good to Mark & I and the rest of the family. Lots of fun memories from when our families rented cottages together when we were young kids. We were blessed to have him in our lives & we will miss him forever. Love you Uncle Bob xxooo. Give Aunt Kittie a kiss & hug from us!! Love Tracy & Mark (Canooks)

Mark Dawson

September 13, 2021

The loss of Uncle Bob hasn’t been easy. I wish I could have been there for family. I don’t think it’s really going to sink in till the next time I go to the Covered Bridge Camp, walk in, don’t hear Uncle Bob razzing me about all my luggage, look over at the table and he’s not there. I still have the envelope with the map and directions to the camp that Aunt Kittie sent me from 1986. That was the start for me to get to know Bob. He taught me a lot over the years and I’ll be forever grateful. So many memories, so many good times. Hunting, cutting wood, touring around to neighbouring camps, talking and laughing with family and friends at the bar and on the back deck overlooking the river, and Bob got a real kick out of winning my Canadian money in poker. Our golf outings were always a great time too. I’ve lost a good friend. Love you Uncle Bob.
Mark…the Canuck

Vic & Peggy Candela

August 30, 2021

Bob and Kittie were always the most generous and gracious hosts whenever we visited them at their beautiful property up North. We will always have fond memories of them both and will miss them dearly.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY