Robert Clarence Sturdy, age 93, passed away of natural causes early Thursday, December 31, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Robert was born March 21, 1927, in Escanaba, the son of Clarence and Ella (Coulliard) Sturdy. He was raised in the rural Gladstone area and attended Escanaba schools.
Following school. Robert enlisted in the United States Navy where he served during WWII until his honorable discharge.
On January 20, 1951, Robert was united in marriage to the former Rita Desjarden and together the couple made their home and raised their family in Gladstone (Gross). In addition to raising their family, Robert and Rita worked together on their family mink ranch for many years.
In addition to his loving wife Rita, Robert is survived by:
Children: Gail (Charles) Oslund, Allen Sturdy, Dale (Laurie) Sturdy,
Rodney (Debbie) Sturdy and Robin (Andy) Schwartz
Also surviving are Robert’s loving 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ella:
Brothers: Kenneth (Carol) and Cortney Sturdy
Sisters: Mary (Nick)Niquette, Lois (Harry) Johnson and Beverly (Ray) Abrahamason
Graveside services for Robert will be held on June 1, 2021 at the Fernwood Cemetery in Gladstone. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting with arrangements.