I lived on West Drive and was friends with Mary. We had a great neighborhood! I remember Mary's parents as very kind and loving people. My brother happened upon Bob's passing on a football site on the web. I'm so thankful to have found out, and have the opportunity to send my condolences to your family and revisit memories from my childhood.
I lost my Dad in 2008, and know the deep loss you are experiencing. My thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family. My Mom, Dottie Francis, and brother, Bob also have you in their thoughts. God bless.
My husband, Charles Cohagen, was a school chum of Bob's (DeVillbus '39 - Toledo, Ohio.) He always spoke very highly of Bob. A pleasant surprise to read about him in this week's TIME Magazine. Sincerely, Mrs. Charles Cohagen
I shall always remember his smiling face as he greeted me in the UM Press Box. He was truly a Great Michigan Man.We will all miss him. May he Rest in Peace
To the Chappuis family,
My condolences to you on the loss of Michigan great and family man Bob Chappuis. My sister, Carol, was proud to play the organ for his funeral and to end with the Victors. Carol and I just lost our younger brother, Gary, who died very suddenly in May. Gary was a lifelong Michigan fan steeped in the history of Michigan football. He knew about Mr. Chappuis' gridiron feats as well as the story of his narrow escape during World War II. Gary had a vintage, signed photograph of #49, and it was on display in our home. I hope that by now Gary has met Mr. Chappuis in football heaven and they are sharing stories with Bo, Ufer, Tom Harmon, Crisler, and all the other Michigan men.
My family almost met Mr. Chappuis two years ago when he was at Glacier Hills at the same time our mother was there. We went past his room many times, but felt we shouldn't intrude on his privacy. I'm so sorry we didn't get to meet him.
My thoughts are with your family; I wish you strength and comfort at this time. No matter when a loved one passes, it always seems too soon.
Go Blue, forever.
I am so sorry I did not see him this spring. I will miss my hero.