February 21, 2014 | Vol. 95, No. 43

Robert G. 'Too Tall' Bouillion

BESSEMER, Mich. - Robert G. "Too Tall" Bouillion, 54, of Stevens Point, Wis., died unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Bessemer.

He was born March 3, 1959, in Wakefield, son of the late John and Cara (Bailey) Bouillion, and spent his younger years in Watersmeet. The family then moved to Bessemer, where Bob graduated from A.D. Johnston High School in 1977. He then served stateside in the U.S. Navy for a short time.

Following his honorable discharge, Bob returned to Bessemer and worked for Ramme's Auto and RV Sales for several years. Moving to Iron River, he was employed at Cloverland Lumber Co. for five years. He then made his home in Stevens Point and was employed as a semi driver for various trucking companies.

Bob was a fantastic artist and loved the outdoors, camping, fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed writing poetry and going to the casino. He especially enjoyed his family and grandchildren. A kindhearted person, Bob would do anything for anyone. He will be dearly missed.

On July 22, 1989, he was married to the former Mary Louise Nelson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ironwood.

Survivors include his wife, Mary; a son, Mark (Jaimie) Seymour, Republic; four grandchildren; four brothers, David (Sharon), Hurley, Wis., Daniel, Green Bay, Wis., and John and James, both of Bessemer; six sisters, Lois (Dave) Assmann, Minocqua, Wis., Charlotte (Bill) Barribeau, Sherwood, Wis., Marion Bouillion, Bessemer, Bonnie Ruby, Hurley, Karen (Richard) Blomberg, Bessemer, and Debra (Dale) Anderson, Saginaw, Minn.; a brother-in-law, LeRoy (Jeri) Nelson, Stevens Point; numerous nieces, nephews and friends; and very special friend, Jane Ramme, Ironwood.

Besides his parents, Bob was preceded in death by an infant sister, Carol Ann; his mother-in-law, Deloris Nelson; sister-in-law, Barbara Gagas; and very special friend, Clarence "Kelly" Ramme.

Out of respect for his wishes, cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held Monday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m., preceded by visitation at 10 a.m., at McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home, 305 N. Lowell St., in Ironwood, with the Rev. Bill Jacobson officiating.

Memorial services will also be held in Stevens Point at a later date.

The family requests that no flowers be sent.

Arrangements have been entrusted to McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Ironwood, where online condolences may be offered at mckevittpatrickfuneralhome.com.