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Robert 'Bob' Dante Micheletti Sr.

 

February 4, 2020

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Robert "Bob" Dante Micheletti Sr. of Green Bay, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, at the age of 72.

Bob was born on Jan. 18, 1948, in Seattle, to Michigan natives Ferdinand and Ruth (Sahinoja) Micheletti. Early in Bob's life, the family returned to their Michigan roots and settled in Matchwood. Bob graduated from Bergland High School and attended Gogebic Community College. On June 13, 1970, he married Deborah (Debbie) Ann Lonchar, with whom he had three children, Angela, Robert (Tony) Jr. and Matthew.

Settling in Bergland, Michigan, Bob began a long career in maintenance at the White Pine Copper Range. He was an active member of the union therein, eventually serving as its president. His leadership and characteristic responsibility extended to other interests, including his time as a board member on the Ewen-Trout Creek School Board.

Bob was an avid sportsman and enjoyed fishing, trapping and hunting. Affectionately known as "the Bobfather," his sense of humor and timeless stories were responsible for countless memories and laughs over the years. Bob was dependable not only for bringing joy, but also in his devotion to family. For him, family did not end with flesh and blood, and Bob was a pillar for his friends, neighbors, and communities throughout his life. Powerful in his selflessness and with a code of ethics that was unmatched, his was a truly rare spirit. Though his absence will be sorely felt and deeply mourned, his legacy is cemented in the hearts of all who knew him.

Bob was preceded in death by his father, Ferdinand; his mother, Ruth; and his siblings, Fred and Renee. He is survived by Debbie, his wife of nearly 50 years; his children, Angela (Duane) Fish of Little Suamico, Robert Jr. (Tony) Micheletti of De Pere, and Matthew (Danielle) Micheletti of De Pere; his grandchildren, Charli and Dante Micheletti; his siblings, Mary Ann Micheletti of Wallace, Michigan, Margaret (Mark) Grachek of Ironwood, Michigan, Mike (Deb) Micheletti of Prescott, Arizona, Carol (Dan) Sangrey of Seattle, and Dale (Lisa) Micheletti of Mason, Wisconsin; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, Feb. 7, at 11 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Parish in Bergland. Visitation will be held at St. Ann's for an hour before Friday's service, and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6. The funeral service will be officiated by Fr. Mike Jacobus, with arrangements by Cane Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ontonagon Valley Sportsmen's Club in Bob's memory.

 
 

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