Joseph R. ‘Bob’ McKibbin

Joseph R. ‘Bob’ McKibbin

Joseph R. ‘Bob’McKIBBIN of Plainwell, (formerly of Otsego), passed away Saturday, April 30, 2011 at his home. He was born March 14, 1947 in Vicksburg, the son of John and Nova (Brimmer) McKibbin.

Bob was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the Navy. For over 17 years, he was employed with the Otsego Public Schools.

Bob loved being with his grandchildren and his family, always joking around. He enjoyed Wii bowling at the apartment complex and watching Westerns.

On April 28, 1978 in Florida, he married Nancy Bagley, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons, Joe (Sandra) McKibbin of Plainwell, Scott (Reanda) McKibbin of Frankfort, IN; 4 grandchildren, Johnathon, Hailie, Emily and Ethan; a brother, Dick McKibbin of Tennessee; a sister, Viola Fish of Bangor; several nieces and nephews, including a very special nephew, Trevor; and his dog Zelda.

 Preceding him in death were his parents and 2 sisters, Grace Jordan and Margaret Bagley.

Friends may meet with his family Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where services will be held at 12:00 noon Wednesday, Pastor David Alderman officiating. Interment with military honors will be at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Center for Excellence. Messages of condolence may be left at

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  1. Christine McKibbin says:

    I will dearly miss my wonderful Uncle Bob. He was such a fun-loving and caring uncle who gave so much more than he ever took or received. It is difficult to reconcile his loss to my family and most of all to his brother, Richard – my dad. He means so much to us. We will honor his memory.

  2. Bill & Brenda Standish says:

    We are sorry to hear of your loss. Bob was a really great guy and he will be missed.

  3. Carol Tyler and Family says:

    We will miss Bob dearly. He was a good friend of the family and also a wonderful person to work with over the years. He was always very kind and generous. We will miss you greatly.

  4. Beth Maxson says:

    Nancy, I didn’t know until today about Bob. I am so sorry for your loss. Bob was one of the nicest people that I new, I always laughed when talking with him. Bob loved you and his family, you could see it in his face when he was talking about you. Bob was a kind and generous man. May the Lord give you comfort, peace and strength.

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