April 11, 1923 - July 28, 2013
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NILES - Robert "Bob" J. Lottridge, 90, of Niles, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 28, 2013, after an extended illness. Bob was born on April 11, 1923, to the late John and Louise (Houser) Lottridge in Watervliet, Michigan. After graduating from high school, Bob was drafted into the United States Army Air Corps. On October 31, 1942, he wed the love of his life, Mildred "Millie" Weller. Together they had two children. Second to his love for his family was his love for golf and bowling. He was an avid sportsman and participated in golf and bowling leagues in Niles. Bob dearly loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, especially having them over to visit. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, John and Louise, and siblings, Hannah Brown, Harold Lottridge and John "Duff" Lottridge. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Millie; son, Scott (Maria) Lottridge of South Bend, Indiana; daughter, Tammi (David) Umbenhaur of Buchanan, MI; grandchildren Heidi Crider of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Brooke (Rob) Brown of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Joshua (Irene Antisdel) Umbenhaur of Buchanan, Matthew (Christine Williams) Umbenhaur of Vicksburg, Michigan, Kari Lynn (Jon) Cook of Minot, North Dakota; great-grandchildren, Angelique, Elly, Cecelia, Zoe, Emma, Kylee, Johnathon and Alissa; and a sister, Helen Richmond of St. Joseph, Michigan. A time of visitation will be held on Friday from 10 am - 12 pm at Mission Hills Memorial Chapel with services immediately following. Pastor Fran Lane-Lawrence will be officiating. Those wishing to leave a message for the family or upload a photo of Bob may do so on our website at www.BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com or on our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/BrownFuneralHomeNiles. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home of Niles.
Published in South Bend Tribune on July 31, 2013
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