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Robert “Bob” Steven Gregor

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Robert “Bob” Steven Gregor, age 72 of Gaylord passed away at home on Saturday, December 26th of cardiac arrest

He was born on March 23rd, 1948 in Owosso, Michigan to Steven and Mary (Blahut) Gregor.

Bob graduated from Corunna High School (Class of 1966) and Western Michigan University (Class of 1971), and on July 21, 1973, he married Karen K. (Urbain).

The majority of Bobs career was spent as a Manager at Wickes Lumber for 26 years in Mason, Clare, and Gaylord. Throughout his career he gained many friends and awards, including 16 years of being recognized in the top 25 stores, and also being recognized as the top store in the nation for Wickes Lumber in 1991.

Hobbies included Golfing, Bowling, Hunting, Fishing, and spending time with family. Enjoyed traveling to tropical destinations both in the U.S and abroad.

Previous residences included Chesaning, Flushing, St. Charles, Mason, Clare, and Gaylord

He is survived by his wife Karen, son; Scott (Jill) Gregor, and grandchildren Carson and Kendall Gregor. Also surviving are his siblings Betty (Michael) Pomante and Bonnie (Leon) Eiermann, Larry Urbain, Judy (Ernesto) Mariona, and Pet dog Chance.

Predeceased by Steven and Mary Gregor (Father and Mother), Laverne and Della Urbain,(Father and Mother In Law) and Robert Urbain (Brother in Law) and Gary Mendyk (Brother in Law).

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in 2021.

Funeral Home in charge of arrangements is Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

28 comments on “Robert “Bob” Steven Gregor”

  1. So sorry to hear of this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He will be truly missed.

    Jim and Mary Backenstose

    • Keith & Chris Wells

      Dear Karen & family,
      We’re so very, very sorry to hear about Bob.He was such a kind and caring person and will be missed by so many! Our hugs and many prayers
      are with you and your family.

      Love,
      Keith & Chris Wells

      • Connie Zaborowski

        Karen, Scott and family….Our sincere sympathy to all of you. We remember Bob fondly, his laughter and sense of humor. He will live on in our memories. like the good times shared as we traveled this life. May your memories bring some comfort during this difficult time in your lives.
        Mike and Connie Zaborowski

        • Bill and Marty Jozwiak

          We are so sorry for the loss of a great boss and friend. Karen, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bob will be greatly missed.

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        • Karen and family …we are so very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He will be missed by many. May you find comfort in your memories and a life well lived. May he Rest In Peace. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God bless.
          Craig and Berni Seidell

          • Karen, so sorry for your loss. Memories and photos will help you through this very hard time. It has been ten years since I lost my husband and those things helped me very much. He will always be in your heart.
            Lois Forte

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          • Have so many things to say, Karen; not enough room on this forum……Bob was a big part of our lives for the better part of 20yrs as a Wickes employee. I looked up to him, learned many important things along the way.
            Though we had gone our own ways, he will always be apart of us and our conversation.

            Joe and Micki Hickerson

            • Jim & Barb Lappan

              Karen, our sincere condolences during your time of loss. Bob was always helpful and informative. May he rest in peace.

              • Karen, We are so sorry for your loss. I have many memories of Bob. He was a great boss and friend. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

                • Karen, so sorry for your loss. One conversation with your husband told me he was a good man. A short visit I won’t forget.

                  • I’m so saddened hearing of your loss. I’m remembering Bob from my visits with him during earlier years of selling advertising at the HT. You’re in my prayers ♥️

                    • Dearest Karen and family, My heart is broken for all of you at this very sad time. May you be comforted by the many wonderful memories you have with Bob. He will be missed dearly! Love, Jodi

                      • Tom Lenhard and Linda Tyner

                        Our neighborhood community has lost a friend to one and all. Bob always greeted you with a smile and a good word. You felt valued in his presence. He believed in and practiced helping his neighbor. Bob’s spirit and example will be missed. May he rest in peace knowing he brought joy into the lives of so many.

                        • Ed and Sharon Vergeldt

                          Karen, Scott and family, we are truly saddened to hear of your loss. So many great memories of past times.
                          Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

                          • Dawn Brunner-Chaffee

                            Dear Karen, Scott and family,
                            I was so sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. I know how much you loved each other and Scott. You will be in my prayers. May God give you and your family comfort as you navigate your way. I was thinking of you just the other day. Strange how life is.
                            Love to all of you
                            Dawn Chaffee

                            • Kent and Becki Strawderman

                              Karen, I cannot begin to express my shock and sadness when I learned of Bob’s passing. He was a mentor, colleague, and most importantly a friend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during these sad and challenging days to come.

                              • Don and Linda Fitzek

                                Karen, as if 2020 couldn’t get any worse, right? Cherish the memories you have Of Bob and his great sense of humor. He was a great dad and such a good guy. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Don and Linda

                                • Michael and Linda Cogswell

                                  Karen and family. We were saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. My husband Mike remembers him from his building days. I was looking forward to seeing him when I return to mail delivery. Our thoughts are with you.

                                  • Karen,
                                    Sending sincere sympathy to you and your family. We will keep you in our prayers. Remember all the precious times and keep those memories with you.

                                    Peggy Borst-Botens

                                    • Oh Karen, I am so sorry for your loss. Bob was such a great guy and will be dearly missed by many. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love, Lynn and Bruce Jennings.

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                                    • Karen, I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family. Prayers being sent as you heal during this journey.

                                      • Doug and Teresa Mater

                                        Karen and Family. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Bob. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
                                        Doug and Teresa Mater

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