Robert D. Breen

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Robert Dennis Breen, 75, of Gaylord, passed away Saturday, December 4, 2021.

He was the son of Raymond and Barbara (Smith) Breen, born on September 5, 1946, in Detroit, MI.

Robert proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1966 until 1969, attaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant and serving in the Vietnam War from 1968 until 1969. He worked for Ford Motor Company for 34 years with the Parts and Service Division.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Barbara Priebe.

Robert is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Laurie (Tarbet); children, Don (Julie Mattice) Breen, of South Lyon, MI, and Rob Breen of Houston, TX; and siblings, Betty Schornack, Sandy Priebe-Orio and Ken Priebe, and many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held Monday, December 13, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1354 S. Otsego Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 1354 S. Otsego Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., FL. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

Burial will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Thursday, December 16, 2021, at 12:30 p.m.

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

14 comments on “Robert D. Breen”

  1. Rhonda and Todd Brunworth

    God bless you in your grief, Laurie. Bob was a great person, and a great servant of Jesus and His church. He was a blessing to me and Trinity. Much love,
    Pastor Todd and Rhonda.

  2. Laurie,
    As you know, Bob was an amazing example of how to live his life for Jesus. We are heartbroken that we cannot see him here but we praise God we will be reunited in heaven. Our prayers are with you and your family. Thank you for sharing him with all of us. May God comfort you at this time.
    Terri Raithel

  3. So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed trips up north and down to Tennessee to play golf. He will be missed. Thought and prayers to all the family.

  4. Laurie,
    I’m so sorry about the passing of your husband Bob. My mom June, also wants to express her deepest condolences.
    Heaven just received a wonderful Angel.
    Love, Kim, and June

  5. Oh, Laurie, I am so sorry to hear this. My heart breaks for you. Bob was such a caring man and I’m sure his passing leaves a void in your and many others’ lives.

  6. Laurie, My condolences to you and your family. Both of you have been an inspiration to me in so many ways. My heartfelt prayers go out to you.

  7. Laurie, my deepest condolences to you and your family. Bob will be missed greatly by many. He always had a way of putting a smile on for someone in need of his loving-kindness. God gained a truly wonderful man in the realms of heaven.
    Love, Tina

  8. Mary Cipri Longo

    So sorry to hear this Laurie, my deepest condolences to you & your family. Memories of our younger days in our Redford neighborhood & schools will always bring a smile. Rest In Peace Bob.

  9. Peg and I are saddened to hear this. He was a friend and Army buddy and OCS classmate. We will keep you in our prayers and send our love.
    Tom and Peggy Garvey

  10. Laurie,
    So sorry to hear about Bob’s passing You can tell Bob lived with Christ in his heart,. There were some tough days Bob had gotten through with the help of our Lord, then on Saturday God said it is time for your to come to me. (The most precious place to be). We also pray our Father watches over you and helps you get through these difficult times, and also also pray for him to watch over your family.
    Our Prayers are with you.
    Many Blessings
    Elaine & Roger

  11. Laurie, I have loved you and Bob for a long time, I know you both knew this. My heart goes out to you and the boys. I love that God blessed Bob with such sweet rest in such a peaceful way. May His peace live in you.

  12. Laurie, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing he is at peace with our Lord Jesus. I, most certainly, feel your pain and loss. In friendship, Sandy Ryll

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