Robert (Bob) S. Cisler Sr., age 86, of Middleville, passed away on August 11, 2019, at Faith Hospice in Byron Center. Bob was born on April 7, 1933 in Kent County to Burdette and Katherine (VanHorn) Cisler. He was a lifelong resident of the Caledonia/Middleville area and was a star athlete while attending Caledonia High School. He was also a lifelong member of Parmelee United Methodist Church. Bob proudly served his county in the US Army during the Korean War. Bob retired from Steelcase in 1991 after 37 years as a supervisor; he was also an auctioneer for over 20 years during this time. After retiring, he worked for Otto’s Turkey Farm, Yankee Springs Golf Course (member) and Beeler-Gores Funeral Home. He appreciated the outdoors and enjoyed farming, fishing, hunting, golf and playing cards. He also enjoyed traveling, boating, woodworking, and making fishing rods. Bob was proud of the home he built on Barlow Lake where he spent a lot of time with his loving family. Bob was a caring person who was always willing and available to help anyone he could. Bob is survived by his dear wife, Mary Lou (Lind) Cisler; his children: Robert Jr. (Marcia) Cisler, William Cisler, Patricia Cisler, Mary Cisler; grandchildren: Hunter Cisler and Whitney Hemmes; his siblings: Virginia (Archie) Hennessey, Ken (Blanche) Cisler, Lavina (Arnith) Stahl and Russell (Shirley) Cisler; and sisters-in-law: Marilyn Stafford and Darlene Sisson; along with many nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his parents. Friends and relatives may meet with the family on Wednesday, August 14, from 2 - 4 pm and 6 - 8 pm at Beeler-Gores Funeral Home in Middleville, and one hour prior to the funeral service which will be held on Thursday, August 15, at 11 am at the funeral home with Rev. Lee Zachman officiating. A private burial will take place at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by American Legion Post 45. Memorial contributions to Parmelee United Methodist Church or Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods would be appreciated. Please visit www.beelergoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Bob’s family.
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