ESCANABA - Robert S. "Bob" Plough, 51, of Escanaba, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit following a courageous battle with leukemia.
Bob was born July 10, 1961, in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., the son of Robert and Barbara (Needham) Plough. He graduated from Chippewa Valley High School and continued his education, receiving an associates degree in culinary arts. In 1988, Bob enlisted in the United States Army, serving his country proudly until 1995. During this time Bob served as a combat medic during Operation Desert Storm, receiving the Army Good Conduct Medal and numerous other awards. He also served as an army recruiter from 1993 to 1995. Bob was united in marriage to Lisa Hagman on Aug. 16, 1997, in Escanaba. He worked as a manager for Marquette General Home Health and Hospice for many years and was an avid golfer, coin and stamp collector and enjoyed doing latch hook.
Bob is survived by his wife, Lisa of Escanaba; son, Douglas (Michelle) McLaughlin of Portland, Ore.; two daughters, Tricia (Dan Roberts) Maggart of Escanaba and Trina (Nick) Picard of Escanaba; three grandchildren, Hannah and Chase McLaughlin and Dan Roberts III; his parents; two brothers, Bill (Lori) Plough of Woodhaven, Mich., and Brian (Kerri) Plough of Clinton Township, Mich.; one sister, Becky (Carmen) Bonito of St. Clair Shores, Mich., numerous nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Jen (Adam) Zimmermann of Gladstone, Tammy (Don) Cappeart of Soo Hill and Carol (Joel) Sargent of Gladstone; brother-in-law, Ray (Jennifer) Hagman of Gladstone and mother and father-in-law, Pat (Ray) Hagman of Gladstone.
Robert S. ‘Bob’ Plough
The family will receive friends on Friday, April 19, from 3 to 6:45 p.m. and on Saturday, April 20, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba. Military honors will be presented on Friday at 6:45 p.m. at the funeral home by the Delta County Veterans Council. Funeral services will be on Saturday, April 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Escanaba with Rev. Marg Host officiating. A luncheon will be served following the services in the church fellowship hall. Bob will be laid to rest in the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be used in accordance with Bob's wishes.
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