Robert Leon ‘Bob’ Fales of Allegan, Michigan (formerly of Otsego) passed away at home with his family by his side on May 31, 2008 after a battle with cancer. Bob was born in Paw Paw, Michigan on February 23, 1943, the son of Floyd R. and Margaret R. (Counterman) Fales. Before his retirement, he worked for the City Of Otsego for 32 years as a mechanic. He enjoyed working on all kinds of vehicles, including trucks and tractors. In 1987 he went back to WaylandHigh School and received his diploma with honors. Bob loved farming, working outdoors and reading Louis L’Amour novels. He spread his knowledge of maintenance to his two sons. He also loved spending time and doing things with his grandchildren. On October 12, 1962, at the OtsegoUnitedMethodistChurch, he married Carolyn J. Mahieu and they stood side-by-side for almost 46 years. His father and younger sister Ruth preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Carol Mahieu) Fales; two sons, Robert (Lisa) Fales of Otsego, Bruce Fales of Constantine; three grandchildren, Matthew Fales, Hunter Fales and Jacob Trayers; his mother Margaret Edwards of Allegan; three sisters, Betty McDaniels of Allegan, Judy Sandefur of Brant, Linda (David) Warner of Allegan; several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 11:00 A.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, Pastor Gail Pike officiating with a luncheon following at the First Baptist Church of Otsego. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wings Of Hope Hospice of Allegan.
A thank you to his special niece Christine and her husband Mike Pallett of Plainwell and Wings of Hope Hospice for helping in our time of need. Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts. The Fales family.