Robert E. Bellingar

Robert E. Bellingar

Robert E. “Bob” Bellingar of  Plainwell, MI passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019 in Kalamazoo. He was born September 12, 1928 in Watson Township to Lynn and Martha (Bump) Bellingar. Bob served his country in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He had worked as an electrician with IBEW No. 131 for many years. In his free time Bob enjoyed puttering around, playing golf, doing yard work, especially mowing his lawn, fishing, square and round dancing, camping and birdwatching. Bob loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, especially Liam and Liza. He was a member of the Otsego Elk and a life member of the Otsego VFW Post #3030. Bob had recently taken a trip with Talons Out Honor Flight to Washington DC. On March 23, 1951 he married E. Leone Frost and celebrated their 68th anniversary this year.

Surviving are his wife; daughters, Shelley Cassada of Shelbyville and Claudia (Marlin) Stewart of Plainwell; 3 grandchildren, Richard (Angie) Peet, Ashley Stewart and Keshia Stewart; 3 great-grandchildren, David Peet, Liam Baird and Liza Cronk; siblings, Raymond and Roy Bellingar along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Joshua Miller and in-laws, Claude and Imo Frost and Stella Coon.

Friends may visit with Bob’s family starting at noon, Monday, May 13, 2019 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Ray Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell. Military Honors by VFW Post #3030.

Contributions in memory of Bob may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Messages of condolence may be posted at

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  1. April says:

    Dear family I’m so sorry for your loss. I sure will miss seeing him coming in to make McDonald’s and making us laugh he sure will be missed by the McDonald’s family here in plainwell. He sure did loved take make us laugh.

  2. Lark Baker says:

    Goodbye my friend.

  3. Lisa Alli says:

    My heart goes out yo the family Bob was a good man and one of our fav. Customers at Mcdonalds I may no longer work in plainwell,but I sure miss the regulars Bob. And Leona being 2 of them he we be greatly missed. Rip MR.BELLINGER

  4. Lisa adams says:

    I work at McDonalds in plainwell and Bob will truly be missed by everyone there!!!! Him his wife and daughter come through all the time. They are part of our mcfamily and we can’t Express enough how sorry we are for your loss. R.I.P. Bob gonna miss your smiling face.

  5. Laura Den Harder says:

    Thinking of your family. So sorry to hear of such a wonderful man’s passing. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

  6. Wilma Nunemaker says:

    I am so sorry to read about Bob passing away. I so enjoyed visiting with the two of you. Prayers go out to you and your family.

  7. Sue Parsons says:

    So sorry to hear of Bob passing. I still remember the campfires at Salmon Run Campground and how he could make the fires bun so pretty. .

    My thoughts are with all of you.

  8. Sara Kinney says:

    So sorry for your lose. The days we spent camping at Salmon run and having fun.

  9. Stephanie hageman says:

    I am truly sorry for your loss. Bob was an amazing, caring man. He was ALWAYS making me laugh. He would always brighten my day when he came in shopping. Our Aldi will never be the same without his smiling face!!!

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