Traverse City Record-Eagle


March 23, 2014

Robert Ayers Died March 21, 2014

KARLIN — Robert “Bob” Ayers, 86, of Karlin, passed away at Munson Hospice House on March 21, 2014.

He was born on Feb. 24, 1928, in Berwyn, Ill., to John and Ella Ayers. Bob married the love of his life, Dorothy Haut, on April 12, 1946, in Berwyn, Ill.

He worked as a semi truck driver for Batavia Dairy and Nelson Brothers until he retired in 1988.

In his spare time Bob enjoyed fishing, boating, waterskiing and camping. He was a great provider for his family and loved to spend time with his sons and grandchildren.

Bob is survived by his wife of 68 years, Dorothy; sons, Bob (Sandy) Ayers, Richard (Susan) Ayers and Michael Ayers; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Bud, Mildred and Bill Ayers.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the funeral service starting at 1 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Munson Hospice House.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Traverse City.

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