Robert Fineout

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Robert “Denny” Fineout passed away peacefully on May 17, 2023, with his two daughters by his side.

Denny was born on November 8, 1942, in Petoskey, MI to Robert “Bob” and Edna Fineout. He served in the US Navy from September 22, 1960, to November 7, 1963. After returning home, he retired from the City of Petoskey Department of Public Works in 1997.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, mushrooming, gardening, and spending time with family.

Denny was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Edna Fineout; brother, Del Fineout; and son, Todd Ferris.

He is survived by his wife, Barb Fineout; daughters, Kelly (Gary) Stoner, Terri (Jimmy) Major, and Jennifer (Tom) Word; son, Levi (Gloria) Glossinger; grandchildren, Aubrey, Austin, Jacy, Alex, Dela, Tim, and Capra Moon; several great-grandchildren; siblings, Anetta (Tim) Wilson, Deb (Ralph) Smith, Gwen (Tim) Harbaugh, and Brad (Lisa) Fineout; and many nieces and nephews.

A burial will occur at the Pleasantview Cemetery on July 8, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. with a Celebration of Life to follow at 3:00 p.m. at Kiwanis Park in Harbor Springs.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Little Traverse Bay Humane Society online at or McLaren Hospice online at

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

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