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

Saturday, May 14th, 1949 - Wednesday, June 9th, 2021
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Pence, Robert J.
Prairieville Township

Robert James Pence, age 72 of Prairieville Township, passed away on June 9, 2021. Bob was born on May 14, 1949 in Kingsley, Michigan, the son of James and Rosemary (Weber) Pence, who precedes him in death He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Judy (Cremeans) Pence, whom he married January 17, 1969; children: TK (Jen) Pence, Kim (Todd) Raab; grandchildren: Rip, Isabelle, Katie, Ethan; sisters: Barb (Dick) Johnson, Linice (Woody) Justice, Janice (Mike) Cooper; sisters-in-law: Donna (David) Hackney, Patty (Mark) Chaput; special brother-in-law, Roger (Gwen) Cremeans; special niece and nephew, Crystal and Andy; special great niece, McKenzie; close friends, Paul and Pam Marlett, and Dan Anson; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Bob proudly served his country in the United States Army. After his time in the service, Bob worked as a foreman for Checker Motors before owning and operating Pine Lake Boat and Motor for 33 years, retiring in 2008. Bob served his community as deputy chief of the Prairieville Fire Department since 1988. He most recently was named the Fire Chief and just had the honor of the fire station named after him on June 7th. Bob volunteered at Fort Custer National Cemetery on the Thursday Honor Guard providing many veterans with their final salute. In his free time, Bob enjoyed fly fishing, hunting, spending time at his cabin in Watersmeet, and playing cribbage. Bob will be most remembered as a great friend who was always willing to help others in need. Bob's family will receive friends on Friday, June 11, 2021, 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Williams-Gores Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, June 12 at 10:30 A.M. at Doster Community Reformed Church with Pastor Rick Christy officiating. Interment at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Prairieville Township Fire Department. Please visit www.williamsgoresfuneral.com to share a memory or leave a condolence message for Bob's family.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, June 11th, 2021 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, June 11th, 2021 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Williams-Gores Funeral Home
    Address
    133 E ORCHARD ST
    DELTON, MI 49046
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  • Service

    Saturday, June 12th, 2021 | 10:30am
    When
    Saturday, June 12th, 2021 10:30am
    Location
    Doster Community Reformed Church
    Address
    12145 Doster Road
    PLAINWELL, MI 49080
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  • Interment

    Location
    Fort Custer National Cemetery
    Address
    15501 Dickman Rd
    AUGUSTA, MI
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    Notes
    Bob's graveside service will be conducted at 9:30 AM on Thursday, June 17, 2021. There will be a procession going from the Prairieville Township Fire Department to Fort Custer National Cemetery. Those wishing to join the procession are asked to meet at the Fire Department by 8:00 AM.

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John Wells

Posted at 02:55pm
John Wells
Just found out about Bob He put my boat in and out for many years, it was our time to catch up on our fishing and hunting stories.
He was a great friend. I'll miss him

Shelly Cooper

Posted at 11:56am
Bob will be greatly missed. He was there for all my family's emergencies and my tragedies. I was so grateful for his presence in my life. My heart goes out to Judy and his family. Thank you for all you did for our community. It won't be the same.
RG

Richard J Garrison`

Posted at 09:10am
Bob was a special person who for many years was my Deputy Chief at the Prairieville Township Fire Department. He hardly ever missed a meeting or an emergency call, unless he traveled to his UP cabin in "God's Country". Bob was one of the most dedicated Officers I had through the years and I respected his opinions and input on every fire related issue we encountered. Most of all Bob was a strong family man who's family came first, followed by his love for his friends and his strong desire to dedicate a large portion of his life to his community through the Fire Department. I never heard any complaint from him when calls came in at the wee hours of the morning, severe weather, or it being so cold you could hardly stand it. When I retired I couldn't think of no better person to fill the duties of our Fire Chief . Unfortunately it was short lived, but even in sickness it hardly slowed his desire to serve the community. I will always remember him in my heart and my condolences go out to his Wife, Children, Relatives and All his close friends who admired him for the kind and caring person he was.

Richard Garrison - Fire Chief (retired)
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Treasa Hageman

Posted at 06:36pm
I am sorry for Judy, family and friends loss. I believe Bob and my dad, Jim, are now fishing.

Jay Miller

Posted at 04:22pm
So very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was always welcome when he attended "The Wild Bunch Coffee Clutch" at Post 84 American Legion in Otsego. Rest In Peace Brother.
Jay Miller Post 84 Chaplain
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