Robert “Bob” Harold VanSickle, 85 of Farwell, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, November 2, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. Robert was born September 20, 1935 in Wise Township, Isabella County, the son of Perry Harold VanSickle and Eleanor Jane (Gerron) VanSickle. Mr. VanSickle honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Bob was united in marriage to Ms. Jeanne Sniff on July 7, 1994 in Harrison.
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Bob had resided in Farwell since 1995, moving from Clare. He was a pipeliner for fifty years and was a loyal member of Local 1098 of Saginaw. Mr. VanSickle was a bull rider during his younger years, and avid rabbit hunter. He collected coins and enjoyed watching old western movies.
Surviving Mr. VanSickle is his loving wife of twenty-six years, Mrs. Jeanne VanSickle of Farwell, one daughter, Sarah Athey and husband Perry of Clare, one son, Perry VanSickle and Lisa Putnam of Farwell, nine grandchildren; Kasie (Jim) VanSicklen, Ashley (Rob) Holt, MacKenzie VanSickle, Logan (Shaina) Bubar, Emily Miller, Blake Miller, Colin Barber, David Athey and Gabriella Athey, five great-grandchildren; Jamee Goheen, Dakota Bacon, Dustin VanSicklen, Allie Bacon and Mason Bubar, many nieces, nephews and his beloved Cocker Spaniel, Jake. Mr. VanSickle preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter, Audrey Bubar, one nephew, Vincent Plummer and his brother, Leonard VanSickle.
Celebration of Life services honoring Mr. VanSickle will be held Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. from Firefly Golf Links Club House, 7795 South Clare Avenue, Clare, Michigan 48617. To share an online memory or condolence with Bob’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for Mr. VanSickle are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810.