Obit: Robert Garth Bahr, 68, Free Soil

April 16, 2014

Robert Garth Bahr, aged 68 of Free Soil, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, April 11, 2014.  Robert was born on June, 23, 1945 in Ludington to Robert Andrew and Helen Victoria (Johnson) Bahr, and graduated from Mason County Central High School with the class of 1964.  Robert served his country during the Vietnam Conflict with the US Army, and was a retiree of Martin-Marietta in Manistee after 35 years of employment.  In his retirement, Robert like to work on his many tractors, spend time hunting, and especially enjoyed being in the company of his beloved family.

Robert will be greatly missed by his wife of 35 years, Barbara (Dust), his children Linda Robbins of Hart, Robbie Vincent Bahr, and Ann (Jon) Johnson all of Ludington, 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, his parents Robert and Helen Bahr of Pentwater, his brothers Wayne (Debbie) Bahr, and David (Judy) Bahr all of Custer, his sister Judith (Mark) Nichols of Scottville, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held for Robert at 2:00 pm on Monday, April 21 at the Stephens Funeral Home in Scottville, with the Rev. Mick Shriver of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Ludington officiating.  Burial will follow at Center Riverton Cemetery.  Friends may meet with his family for a time of visitation on Monday afternoon from 1:00 pm until time of services at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.  Please visit to sign his guestbook, or to leave a memory of Robert for his family. AD_100_wyman