Bob will be remembered best as the "Fish Tycoon" as he had built a business of selling fresh fish that were caught by Ron Paquin in the Straights near St. Ignace. Bob got to know Ron through is extensive research on the Native American fishing treaties. Bob Jr. and I had the opportunity to work this fish business the the "Fish Tycoon" for one summer. I remember many trips to St. Ignace and back through Traverse City, Honor and down to Grand Rapids selling fish to markets and restaurant along the way. Bob would tell stories and explain the history of the native northern Michigan people.
I'll also remember Bob swapping stories and recalling history of Benzie County with by father, "Fireman Bob", every summer at Platte Lake. Both of these "historians" will be missed this summer, but their legacy will not. We will continue to tell their stories to our children and grandchildren. I'm sure they will continue to swap stories in heaven.
God bless Bob, Bob Jr., Kathy and Ian.