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Robert “Bob” Ripley


Robert “Bob”Ripley, age 61 of Lowell passed away unexpectedly Monday, May 8, 2023. He was preceded in death by his father, Lyle Ripley; and sister, Angie Scharaswak. Bob is survived by his wife of 42 years, Michelle; children, Aaron Ripley, Samantha (Tadd) Johnson, Tara Ripley, Adrienne (Travis) Cook; grandchildren, Trinity & Tré Johnson, Raegen & John Cook; mother, Rosalie Ripley; brother, Ronald (Patricia) Ripley; sister, Teri Bonell; brother-in-law, Samuel (Christine) Milton; sisters-in-law, Julie Modaressi, Teresa (Marc) Trumpower; several nieces and nephews; and longtime friends, Paul Farley and Neal Fonger. Bob worked as a diesel mechanic for 40 years. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, fishing, and hunting. Bob was known for his huge heart, always willing to help family and friends. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery. Celebration of life to be held Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 1:00pm at the Lowell Moose Lodge, 1320 E. Main St., Lowell, MI 49331.

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  1. so sorry for your loss ,there no word I can say will take your hurt away, Bob had a light in him and his light sparked in all those that knew him, now he wraps his arm around Jesus,may god bless his family. sending my love DeAnn and Don Daniels

  2. Michelle I’m sorry to hear about Bob. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

  3. Bob will be missed for sure he always had a smart ass comment anytime he saw me made sure to bring a smile to my face… May he be up there drinking a beer in Heaven with cousin Jimmy van surfing his days away …. Much love ❤️ to the family and prayers of comfort in the following days

  4. My heart goes out to you all. Your family are in are thoughts. ❤️

  5. So sorry to hear this news. Ron had a big heart. And will be missed. May you find comfort in your memories of him.

  6. Far to soon, you will be missed. Prays to your family.

  7. I am so sorry for ur loss Jeannie. I loved Bob so much. I enjoyed his company always made me laugh he was a big part of our lives and he will truly be missed

  8. Samantha, Tadd and family,
    My deepest condolences on the loss of your father.

    Peter Mullins

  9. Michelle I am very sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and your family ????❤️????

  10. Bob was so funny and had such a huge heart. I remember when he and Michelle helped make the diaper cake for a baby shower. He had such a huge heart and he will be forever missed. I’m so very sorry, Michelle. The best neighbors I’ve ever had. ❤️????

  11. So sorry for your loss Jeanie! Both of you were uch a big part of my life growing up. Bob will be missed so much. Love you guys ❤️

  12. So sorry for your loss! Praying for the entire family. ????❤️

  13. Michelle I’m sorry to hear about Bob. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

  14. Jeanie and family,so sorry for your loss you guys are a huge part of my life ❤️ he will be missed ???? I love you all will be praying for all of you

  15. Jeanie I’m so very sorry for your loss, Bob was a terrific man with a huge heart of gold.We would sit and shoot the crap, play cards and Bob would be my teacher lol because I’m not much of a card player @ all,We had many great times with lots of laughs to the point we were in tears. I just seen you both in the doctor’s office here in Lowell. Jeanie you and your family are in my thoughts & prayers. I send my love & deepest condolences ????

  16. Jeannie, please know anyone as special to you as Bob is will be forever loved, forgiven,remembered. His memory is in your children and grandchildren and in you that he loved so dearly. Give yourself time to grieve. The most important thing is to remember the good memories.I love you. Danette

  17. Bob, sweet, funny and so silly BOB! You made my childhood so fun. We had the best of times growing up with the Ripley’s. You will always be in our hearts, you will always be loved and you’re surely one of my absolute favorite cousins. I love you-Your Aunt Penny loves you, too! She, like many, just adored you. Gods speed, Bob.

  18. He was a good man. And a good uncle when my kids were younger. . This is very sad. He will definitely be missed .

  19. Jeannie, my prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time

  20. So sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and the family during this difficult time. Love and hugs to you all.

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