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133 E. Orchard Street
P.0. Box 217
Delton, MI 49046
Phone: (269) 623-5461
Fax: (269) 623-3188
Robert J. Bird Sr.

Robert J. Bird Sr.

Saturday, August 10th, 1940 - Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
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Bird, Robert J. Sr.


Robert James Bird Sr., age 79 of Freeport passed away on December 3, 2019. Robert was born on August 10, 1940 in Freeport, the son of Ivon G. and Martha O. (Elliott) Bird. Robert was an equipment operator in the construction industry for over forty years. Robert loved the outdoors: hunting and gardening. His true passion was fishing and he lived by his number one fishing rule, "always stretch the truth!" He enjoyed westerns and war movies, tractors, playing euchre and spending time at local coffee shops with friends. Most important to Robert was his family, his children and grandchildren were his pride and joy. He is survived by his wife Terri L. Clawson whom he married on January 27, 1973 in Hastings. Robert is also survived by sons: Robert (Erika) Bird Jr. and Michael (Susan) Bird; daughters: Nicole (Derrick) Luft and Angela (Joe) Minier; twelve grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brother: Harold (Marylou) Jameson; sisters: Jeannette (Roscoe) Cochran and Sherry Fyan; brother in law: Clarence Hunter Sr.; sister in law: Marjorie Bird; several nieces, nephews, and many many friends. Robert was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Leon Bird and Donald (Marla) Bird; sisters: Eva Bird and Elaine Hunter; nephew: Daniel Bird; and niece: Pattie Cochran. A celebration of life will be conducted at the Freeport Community Center at a later date. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Robert’s family
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Haily Christie

Posted at 10:07am
I remember him always giving me and my cousins/brothers quarters when we were little to go get a candy! Such a great man with a wonderful heart... he will dearly be missedđŸ’—

Darla Burghdoff

Posted at 06:33am
I remember him giving quarters to my grandson's at the diner so they could get candy from the machine. He was such a sweet man. He always was so friendly to everyone. Freeport will never be the same without him. God be with you all.

Dorothy Janose

Posted at 06:26am
Bob will be really missed. Bob was a great friend always ready to help anyone out. And always had a big smile. Miss You Bob. Friends always Mick and Dorothy Janose

Robert McMurray

Posted at 03:28pm
This is such a great loss to our community. A man who loved to laugh and play euchre. Our condolences to the entire Bird family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


Posted at 09:35am
We are so very sorry for your loss. Bob was such a great guy. Will miss seeing him at Smelks diner. Doug & Kathy Conger

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