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Robert "Bob" A. McLaren

March 7, 2018

Robert A. McLaren, 73, of Antwerp,  passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Laurels of Defiance.

Bob was born in Carleton, MI on April 23, 1944 a son of the late William & Maryanne (Kingham) McLaren.

Bob attended the Rock Church in Oakwood & worked at General Motors in Defiance but was a family man, motor cycle enthusiast and fisherman at heart.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Laura (LaPan) whom he married Aug 8, 1964; children, Pamela (Charles) Smith of Antwerp; Ernest "Fred" (Ann) of Grand Rapids, Duane (Teresa) of Warne, NC & Benjamin (Beverley) of Defiance; siblings, Laurel Hales, Florence Lee, John all of Saginaw, MI & Raymond of Minnesota; grandchildren, Lisa Smith, Anthony, Amanda, Angel, Joe & Laura & great grandchildren, Logan Friesner, Anthony, Reina & Elena Kleman, Lexie & Karlee.

Bob was also preceded in death by his siblings, Eva, Jerry & Dale. 

His funeral service is 11 AM on Saturday, March 10th at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp, with viewing one hour prior.

Viewing is also Friday, 4 - 7 pm at Dooley Funeral Home.

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