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Robert ‘Bob’ Derleth

December 20, 2012
The Mining Journal

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Age 90, passed away December 16 at Hospice House of Mid-Michigan in Lansing due to complications from a stroke. Bob was born and raised in Marquette, Michigan and graduated from Bishop Baraga High School in 1941. He attended Northern Michigan University from 1941-1942, and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1947 with degrees in chemical and metallurgical engineering. Bob won six varsity letters as a member of Michigan's football ('42, '43, '45 and '46) and hockey ('43 and '44) teams, and was captain of the 1944 hockey team. During World War II, he served on active duty as an Aviation Cadet in the U.S. Navy (1944-1945), and played football for the Iowa Seahawks Navy pre-flight team in 1944.



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