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Robert N. King

03/22/1937
06/05/2024

On June 5, 2024, Robert N. King, age 87, was called to spend eternity with his Lord and Savior. He passed peacefully at home with his wife at his bedside. Robert was born in Ionia, Michigan on March 22, 1937.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles L. King and Frances (Hochstetler) King, and his brothers Donald V. King and Lloyd C. King and his sister, Delores (King) Aspinall. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Gloria J. (Bouck) King; his children, Jerold L. King and Lori J. (Madsen) King, Roy N. King and Laurie M. (Headworth) King, and Susan M. (King) Montroy and spouse Philip E. Montroy.

Robert and Gloria had six grandchildren; Dalton, Braden, Ryan and his spouse Kendra, Erin and her spouse Raleigh, Daniel, and Emmarie.  They also have four great grandchildren; Jordyn, Levi, Camden, and Samuel.

Robert retired from General Motors in 1992 after 32 years of service as a millwright skilled tradesman. He then returned to Mackinac Island for several summers to drive horse and buggy, giving tours of the island to vacationing guests.

Robert called Freeport his hometown. He graduated from Freeport High School in 1955, and attended Michigan State College, now University. He enjoyed golf, bowling, and being a coach to an amazing array of local young athletes who played little league baseball.

Robert wore many hats throughout his lifetime. He was a wonderful husband, a devoted father and a kind friend. He enjoyed the friendship of many in the Native American culture. His native name was Wabakeck, which when translated means Hawk. He loved local history and gave time to the Freeport Museum.

As he wished, he will be cremated and a Memorial service celebrating his life will be June 28 at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church of Middleville 5215 N M-37 Hwy, Middleville, MI 49333.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Freeport Museum Historical Society PO Box 237, Freeport, MI 49325.

Memorial Service

June 28

11:00 am

First Baptist Church of Middleville

5215 N M-37 Hwy

Middleville, MI 49333

Make a Contribution

Freeport Museum Historical Society

PO Box 237

Freeport, MI 49325

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Memorial Service

June 28

11:00 am

First Baptist Church of Middleville

5215 N M-37 Hwy

Middleville, MI 49333

Make a Contribution

Freeport Museum Historical Society

PO Box 237

Freeport, MI 49325