Robert "Bob" Pobanz
1947 - 2021
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Age 73, of Alma, passed away Friday, April 30, 2021 at the Mid-Michigan Medical Center in Alma. Bob was born December 26, 1947 in Pigeon, the son of Clifford and Leona (Severson) Pobanz. At 14 years old, Bob started working at Werner's Farm Market until he graduated from Laker High School with the class of 1966. Bob continued to work hard his entire life and found friendship, pleasure and fulfillment in his 50 years at Garr Tool. Bob married Dawn Elenbaum on May 16, 1970 at the Salem United Methodist Church in Pigeon. He attended services in Alma at the Community Baptist Church and when at the lake house attended the Salem United Methodist Church. His spiritual gift was generosity. He served in the Army during Vietnam and earned three Bronze Stars. Bob found great joy in coaching his sons in little league. He is survived by his wife Dawn, daughter Kristina (Kevin) Marsman, sons Michael (Carolyn) Pobanz, John (Kimberly) Pobanz, nine grandchildren, siblings Clifford (Jane) Pobanz, Diane (Joel) Caverly, Beckie (Eric) Miller, Pennie Horton, brother and sisters-in-law Roger (Jan) Elenbaum, Charlene (Sam) Dibble, Melva (Rick) Coleman, Pam (Jay) Dubey and many nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and sister Sharon Allen. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 3 pm at the Community Baptist Church in Alma with Pastor Paul Wilson officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 1 to 3 pm at the church. Interment will be held Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 1 pm at Grand Lawn Cemetery in Pigeon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bay Shore Camp in Sebewaing, 450 N. Miller St., Sebewaing, MI 48759 or the Blue Water Youth for Christ, 7392 Michigan Avenue, Pigeon, MI 48755. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Lux-Moody-Wolfel Funeral Home, Alma. To view Bob's obituary or to leave a condolence for the family please visit

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Published in The Morning Sun on May 2, 2021.
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May 3, 2021
I knew Cliff, Diane, Becky,Penny. I send my prayers, to all of you. Bob, is in a safe ,loving place. Sympathy to each of you. Sincerely, Brenda Albrecht, Niebel. Kalkaska, MI.
Brenda Niebel
May 3, 2021
I am so very sorry for your loss.
I worked with Bob in the 80’s and 90’s.
He was one of the most honest, kind and ethical men in the tool business. We enjoyed many friendly lunches and lively conversations. He will be missed.
Norbert Len
Norbert Len
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