ISHPEMING TWP., MI. - Robert B. Michell, age 81 former Champion resident passed away Sunday, September 22, 2013 at the Mather Nursing Center.
Robert was born February 1, 1932 in Ishpeming to Arthur & Flora (Lajoie) Michell. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He served on a crew for the M-65 Atomic Cannon.
Robert worked for Cleveland Cliff Iron Company for 38 years working as diamond driller, retiring from the Brownstone Shop in 1988. He was a member of the American Legion Post #114 Greenwood and the AMVETS Post #122 of Ishpeming. He enjoyed hunting, and time spent at camp. Robert was an avid Detroit Lions fan.
Robert is survived by 2 sons: Mike Michell and Brian Michell of Champion, a sister Jeanette Hupp of Kenosha, grandchildren: Angela McMullin and Tracey Jourden, great grandchildren: Mason, Reed, and Amira along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Beatrice and brothers: Edward and Joseph.
Robert's family will greet relatives and friends from 1:00-2:00p.m on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home where Military Honors will be accorded at 2:00pm by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #380 and the American Legion Post #114.
Memorial considerations may be directed to Cancer Care of Marquette County which can be found at cancercare mqtcounty.com
Robert's obituary may be viewed at bjorkandzhulkie .com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.