MANITOU BEACH- Robert D. Bristol, age 87, of Manitou Beach, passed away on December 12, 2017, at Hospice of Lenawee Hospice Home. He was born on September 26, 1930, in Adrian, to Stewart and Dolly (Damon) Bristol. On September 13, 1959, Bob married Donna J. Jones in Jasper, MI and their wedding was the first wedding to take place in the newly erected Jasper Bible Church.
Bob served his Country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. After the war he was employed by The Adrian Training School as a Steam Plant Engineer, retiring in 1988. During his retirement, Bob and Donna traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada. He enjoyed woodworking, planes and anything with steam engines. Bob volunteered at Fort Meigs in Perrysburg, OH for twenty years and at The Daily Bread in Adrian for 8 years. He was a faithful member of West Rome Baptist Church for over 47 years.
Surviving Bob, in addition to his wife, Donna of Manitou Beach, are three daughters; Lynn Bristol and Annette Bristol, both of North Ridgeville, OH, and Jeanna (John) Nelson of Bowling Green, OH, and one grandson, Gunnar Nelson.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, both sets of grandparents and a sister, Janell Bristol.
Funeral services for Bob will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017, at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Malone officiating. Visitation hours will be on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery.
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.