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Robert "Bob" A. Reiffers
Date of Death: January, 19 2018
          Robert "Bob" Allen Reiffers, 62, Escanaba, passed away on Friday January 19, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba with family by his side. He was born January 18, 1956 in Escanaba, the son of Stephen Reiffers and Rita Miller. He was the second born of eight children. Bob's brothers and sisters include: James (Margaret Valiquette) Reiffers, Mary Kay Reiffers, Janet Reiffers, Jay Reiffers (d. 1960), Lisa Gilbert, Gerald Reiffers and Paul Reiffers. He is survived by both his parents, all but one sibling, his aunt Mary Johnson (Miller), and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Bob was loved by us all and he will be greatly missed!

          Bob graduated from Escanaba High School in 1974 and while wrestling for 4 years earned the title of U.P. State Champion in the 167 lb. weight class his Senior year. Thereafter, he attended Lake Superior State College where he continued to wrestle. Bob also earned a certificate in Welding from West Shore Community College in Scottville, Michigan.

          Bob was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed camping in the outdoors. He cherished a good laugh, family outings, and extensive culinary delights. He was generous to many as he enjoyed helping others and never hesitated to lend a hand to those in need.

          Friends may call from 12:00 (noon) to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday January 23, 2018 at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Escanaba. A funeral service celebrating the life of Bob Reiffers will follow visitation at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home with Fr. Eric Olson officiating.
 
          Please visit www.allofh.com to send online condolences to his family.  

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  • "My sincere condolences on Bobby's passing. He is with his Aunt Dolly now. RIP Bobby. Elizabeth and Chris, Sun City, Ca."
    -ELIZABETH HERNER

  • "Condolences and thoughts are with the family during this sad time. Special thanks to Aunt Rita and Aunt Mary for working on family reunions over the years so we could know our cousins better. Bob had the pleasure of so many wonderful siblings, I'm sure they will be a source of comfort and support for each other right now. Our Sympathies, Karen and Roger VanDamme"
    -Karen & Roger VanDamme

  • " My deepest sympathy to the family during this most difficult time. Lean on each other for support and strength and know that friends and family are there for all of you now and in the coming days ahead. Prayers and thoughts are being sent your way. RIP Bob. "
    -Chris (Richer) Erickson

  • "I am thinking of all of you so much. I was planning to join you today but there are blizzards are keeping me home, where I am thinking of how much fun it was to laugh and play volleyball with all of you at the family reunion picnics. I echoe the thanks to our Aunties Rita and Mary, and to our cousins who often traveled far. Bob was always there with us too, and he still will be in our hearts of course. I know you will comfort each other. Love, Diane Miller"
    -Diane Miller

  • "I will always remember the good times I had with Bob. We were wrestling teammates in high school and formed a close bond. I like to remember those times when I think of Bob. I will always consider Bob my friend. Rest in Peace."
    -rick anderson


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