Robert D. Sheppard

Robert D. Sheppard
Robert D. “Bob” Sheppard of Otsego, MI passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2008 in Grand Rapids. Mr. Sheppard was born August 25, 1928 in Kalamazoo, the son of Addison and Marie (Otto) Sheppard. Bob was a tool and die maker for Parker Hannifin Brass Manufacturing Co. for over 25 years retiring in 1990. He married the former Winona Mottor in 1946 in Kalamazoo. Bob enjoyed being a hobby farmer and riding his motorcycle. He is survived by his wife; 5 children, Linda (Dave) Ashton of Gobles, Connie (John) VanKley of Grand Haven, Debra Sheppard of Plainwell, Dan (Karen) Sheppard of Washington; Beth (Bryon) Swynenberg of Otsego; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a sister, Louise SanClemente. A graveside service will be held Friday at 10:00 AM at Mount Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Kalamazoo, Pastor Tim Marsh officiating. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Alzheimers Association or to St. Mary’s Hospice of Grand Rapids.
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