Robert S. Plough

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died April 16, 2013

Escanaba, MI
Robert S. “Bob” Plough, age 51, of Escanaba passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the Barabara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit following a courageous battle with leukemia.

Bob was born July 10, 1961 in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, the son of Robert and Barbara (Needham) Plough. He graduated from Chippewa Valley High School and continued his education, receiving an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts. In 1988, Bob enlisted in the United States Army, serving his country proudly until 1995. During this time Bob served as a Combat Medic during Operation Desert Storm, receiving the Army Good Conduct Medal and numerous other awards. He also served as an Army Recruiter from 1993 to 1995. Bob was united in marriage to Lisa Hagman on August 16, 1997 in Escanaba. He worked as a manager for Marquette General Home Health and Hospice for many years and was an avid golfer, coin and stamp collector and enjoyed doing latch hook.

Bob is survived by his wife, Lisa of Escanaba; son, Douglas (Michelle) McLaughlin of Portland, Oregon; two daughters, Tricia (Dan Roberts) Maggart of Escanaba and Trina (Nick) Picard of Escanaba; three grandchildren, Hannah and Chase McLaughlin and Dan Roberts III; his parents; two brothers, Bill (Lori) Plough of Woodhaven, Michigan and Brian (Kerri) Plough of Clinton Township, Michigan; one sister, Becky (Carmen) Bonito of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, numerous nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Jen (Adam) Zimmermann of Gladstone, Tammy (Don) Cappeart of Soo Hill and Carol (Joel) Sargent of Gladstone; brother-in-law, Ray (Jennifer) Hagman of Gladstone and mother and father-in-law, Pat (Ray) Hagman of Gladstone.

The family will receive friends on Friday, April 19, from 3:00 PM to 6:45 PM and on Saturday, April 20 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba. Military Honors will be presented on Friday at 6:45 PM at the funeral home by the Delta County Veterans Council. Funeral services will be on Saturday, April 20 at 10:30 AM at the First United Methodist Church in Escanaba with Rev. Marg Host officiating. A luncheon will be served following the services in the church fellowship hall. Bob will be laid to rest in the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be used in accordance with Bob’s wishes.

17 Tributes for “Robert S. Plough

    Lisa, Trisha, Trina and family,So sorry for you loss. Bob was an inspiration of strength & dignity thru this entire illness. He touched so many with his ability to cope and shine brightly each day. You all were wonderful caregivers. I will never forget the tenderness that I witnessed first hand between Bob & his brother-in-law. RIP Bob. You will be missed.

    I am so sorry to hear Bob lost his long fight. I have been impressed with his determination to live over the years I knew him. May God wrap the family in comfort, strength and care during this time. I send my love.

    Lisa, my heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. Bob was an awesome person and a great coworker. I really enjoyed our conversations when he was in the chemo room. He put up an amazing fight and did well against terrible odds, and he was always up beat with us no matter how poorly he felt. He was a good friend. He will be truly missed. Keep your memories close and remember the good times.

    Please accept my sincere sympathy. I worked for MGHHH in Iron Mountain and sometimes in Escanaba. Bob was always pleasant, kind, and willing to help other people.

    Lisa and family,We were saddened to learn of Bob’s death. He showed courage and great strength during his illness. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, may he rest in peace.

    So sorry for your loss…for our loss of a good man. I worked with Bob back in his Home Health days and saw him last about a month ago. I know that he was fighting for his life every day and I am saddened that he lost his fight.

    I worked with Bob as an RN. Bob was a true professional in all the nursing care he provided. I really enjoyed working with Bob. He was very knowledgeable, kind and courteous. His sense of humor and smile will be remembered. Getting to know Bob and his family over the years has been a life changing experience. Bob persevered through many adverse health challenges and has shown me how to keep on living in the midst of great difficulties. I would like to say thank-you Bob for being a great nursing cohort and friend.

    I met Bob my first year teaching at Huron Elementary. He was a young teen then, who often stopped at Huron, making his way to the art room to share a smile and a chat. I was always taken by his kindness and sweet nature. I know he brought joy and love to his family and a beautiful life full of memories. May those memories bring comfort and peace.My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the Plough family.

    My prayers are with you. I am out of town and I am so glad I can send you my prayers and sympathy. The recent passing of my husband gives me some understanding of what you are coping with. So sorry for you loss.

    My prayers are with you. I am out of town and I am so glad I can send you my prayers and sympathy. The recent passing of my husband gives me some understanding of what you are coping with. So sorry for you loss.

    To Lisa, Trina, and Trica….We are so sorry to hear this news. You know we loved Bob. We take solace in knowing his pain has ended, yet we are so sorry he is gone. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.Dr. Brian, Brent, April, Colleen, and Debbie

    Lisa and Family,
    I’am so sorry to hear of your loss. I appreciated the time i got with Bob. He was a man with a great HEART. If we could measure a man”s strength by how kind and giving he was, then there is no question, Bob would be at the top. I feel Bob has made me a better man, by just knowing him. Thank you for the oppurtunity of letting me close to your family and a man i will never forget. My prayers are with you.

    Lisa. I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I had the pleasure of meeting him on a few occasions and know he was an Awesome Guy….he will surely be missed. My prayers are with you

    My deepest condolences to you, Lisa – and Tricia & Trina. Every time we visit Esky & drive by your place, I think of you and remember the fun our girls used to have together (Katie & Kelsey).

    Love and prayers to Bob and his entire family. His pain is gone, but for those left behind, its a long journey to understand and accept. May our lord watch over all of you and give you strength and peace.Lots of love,
    Frank, Heather, Summer, and Ella Wasung

    Hey Sally Jane! I just have to say I’ve been watching your posts for a year now! You are lolevy and I love the way u dress! I keep stealing ideas from you! I hope you don’t mind!:)

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