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Robert Edward Roush

      Robert Edward Roush

Bob passed away on August 13, 2020 at a care facility in Hastings, Michigan, where he was moved to following a major stroke in late 2016.  He was a native of Battle Creek and previously had lived in Olivet, Michigan. Bob transferred from Battle Creek Central High School to Bellevue High School during his senior year, where he graduated in 1965. Shortly after graduation, he was drafted into the Army for two years, stationed at Fort Hood in Texas as a key punch operator. Bob's ability to type kept him from going to Vietnam. In 1969 he married Linda Adams; she preceded him in death in 1970, leaving behind a new born son. Bob married Cathy McVay from Lake Odessa, Texas in 1971 and just celebrated 49 years of marriage on August 6, 2020. Bob enjoyed farming, gardening, raising pigs and all sports. He helped many 4-H kids win a champion at the county fairs. He cheered the Olivet Eagles for many years, also hitting other schools to watch athletes come through the ranks. Bob worked at Roush Machine and Tool, Airway, Tevilo, Clark’s, and thirty some years at Riverside Machine Products. Bob enjoyed his grandchildren and looked forward to their visits. Survivors included his wife Cathy; son Robert Jr. (Becky) Roush; grandchildren, Robert III, David, Lyndi, Matthew & Ellie Roush; brother Bill Roush; sisters Jane (Dale) Bradley, and Tami (David) Beard; sisters-in-law, JoAnne Emery and Lois Downing; brother-in-law Wesley (Gail) McVay; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, step families, and friends. In addition to his parents and first wife, Bob was preceded in death by his brother Larry Roush.

Information from Daniels Funeral Home, Nashville, Michigan online

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