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Robert L. Gleason

Bob passed away, Sunday, November 19, 2023 in Allegan. He was born June 3, 1952 in Plainwell the son of Robert and Mertyle (Trimm) Gleason.

For 33 years he worked at Rock Tenn Paper Mill as a waste water treatment operator. Bob enjoyed bowling and had been to many national tournaments over the years. He also like hunting, fishing and golfing. On October 8, 1971 in Otsego he married Darlene Minshall who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Shawn (Heather) Gleason of Mattawan and Stacy (Chad) Moore of Otsego; 5 grandchildren, Oakley, Sebastian, Cole, Maddison and Mason; sisters, Bonnie Hough, Iona Fain and Jeannette Garr along with many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents, nephew, Michael Huff and brother, Jim Trimm.

Burial will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.

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Deborah Moore

November 20, 2023 at 4:20 pm

Sincere condolences to the entire Gleason family. Prayers for God’s comfort and peace during your grief journey. I’m so very very sorry for your loss There will be no more pain and no more tears. Jesus said,”I will wipe away all tears”. May you be reassured one day you will be reunited.


Jess Kaercher

November 20, 2023 at 4:23 pm

Sending our deepest sympathies!


Laurie & Tim Andrus

November 20, 2023 at 5:09 pm

Stacy and family –

Prayers of comfort for all of you. Keep the fond memories close. Sometimes its hard to remember those when the dementia is the last season you go through. You will see him again in Heaven.


Sally Kenyon-Laws

November 20, 2023 at 8:11 pm

Such a nice man, I filled in bowling for Darlene with Bob years ago. He sure loved his bowling. Hugs & Prayers to the family, so sorry for your loss.


Penny Baker

November 21, 2023 at 12:48 am

Darlene, Shawn, Stacy, and families, I was so very sad to hear about this. I will always remember his quiet laugh, and his gentle eyes. My sincerest condolences to you all.

Penny Browning Baker



November 21, 2023 at 10:28 am

Dear Heather,

I’m sorry to learn of your loss. Daddy’s leave big holes in their daughter’s hearts. Allow God to hold you in His arms and He will grant you a “….peace that passes understanding…”; even during this difficult time and the days to follow. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family. God Bless ….


Bob Bowden

November 21, 2023 at 3:41 pm

Bob was blessed to have so much love looking out for him after he became sick. My condolences to Dar, Stacy, Shawn, Cole and entire family.


Rene (rutherford) sutphen

November 22, 2023 at 12:24 pm

So so sorry to hear about Bob. Haven’t seen him since we were all younger. Lots if great memories of how nice he always was.


Ron and Ana Dendel

November 23, 2023 at 5:19 pm

Our condolences and deepest sympathies to Bob’s family. I worked with Bob at Rock-Tenn for 32 years. I was thankful and grateful to be mentored by Bob in those early years and the great crew we had around us.


Craig & Lorna

November 28, 2023 at 7:51 pm

Stacy, Chad, and family. Lorna and I were saddened to learn of your Dad’s passing and we pray God’s peace for your Dad and relief that he’s no longer suffering after such a long battle with failing health. We pray for God’s comfort for you, his family at this difficult time.


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