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Robert Franklin Erpelding

June 28, 1934 ~ January 20, 2020 (age 85)

Obituary

Robert Franklin Erpelding


Robert “Bob” Erpelding passed away on January 20, 2020.  Bob was 85.  Beloved husband of Marguerite “Peggy” Erpelding.   Loving father of Laura (Mike) Cox and Robert (Tabitha) Erpelding; and treasured grandfather of Lindsey (Todd) Sanford, Robert (Anna) Erpelding,  Sinead Cox, Conor Cox, Rory Cox, Morgan Erpelding, Mason Erpelding, as well as  great-granddaughters Grace and Savanna - - and cats Shadow and Muffy.  Brother of Charlotte (Donald) Scherer. 

Bob was born in Chicago in 1934, moved to Detroit as a child, and enlisted in the Navy in 1951 during the Korean War.  He proudly served at sea at as a radarman on the destroyer, the U.S.S Watts.  After his honorable discharge, Bob worked for over 30 years on computers for the Burroughs Corporation before beginning his second full-time career as a vintner, model plane designer, builder, and flyer, craft brew drinker, and serious watcher of Hitchcock film noir on TCM, and avid listener of Miles Davis and other jazz masters.  He was a good man who by example taught all around him to appreciate the little gifts that God gives us each day.  He will be missed. 


Visitation

Thursday, January 23, 2020

3:00pm - 9:00pm

Fred Wood Funeral Home -Rice Chapel

36100 Five Mile Road

Livonia, Michigan 48154


Funeral

Friday, January 24, 2020

Instate 10:00am ~ Mass 10:30am

St. Edith Catholic Church

15089 Newburgh Road

Livonia, Michigan 48154


In loving memory of Robert, Memorial contributions can be mailed to:
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (or click name for online donation)
Attn: Development
875 N. Randolph St. Ste 225
Arlington, VA 22203

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
January 23, 2020

3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Fred Wood Funeral Home
36100 Five Mile Rd.
Livonia, MI 48154

Instate
Friday
January 24, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Edith Catholic Church
15089 Newburgh Rd.
Livonia, MI 48154

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
January 24, 2020

10:30 AM
St. Edith Catholic Church
15089 Newburgh Rd.
Livonia, MI 48154

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