Robert “Bob” L. Armstrong, 85, of Ransom, passed away at 1:37 AM Monday (March 11, 2019) at O.S.F. St. James-John Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac.
A Memorial visitation will be held from 9-11 AM Saturday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ransom.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 AM Saturday at the church. Rev. Ghislain Inai will officiate.
Inurnment will be in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Ransom. Honorary pallbearers will be Nick and Kyle LeRoy, Matt, Ryan, Adam and Lucas Armstrong.
He was born on February 22, 1934 in Grand Rapids Township to Lincoln and Mary (Kuhn) Armstrong. He married the former Ila Mae Shallhammer on November 6, 1954 at St. Mary’s of the Field Church in rural Grand Ridge. She survives.
He is also survived by his children: Arthur (Mary Jo) Armstrong of Ransom, Tim (Kathy) Armstrong of Ransom and Sherri (Todd) LeRoy of Ransom; 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; a daughter in-law, Josephine Andrus of Richland, MI; sisters: Patricia (Don) Hayne of Grand Ridge and Sara (Frank) Diss of Ransom and a brother, Ed (Sherrie) Armstrong of New Hampshire.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Robert Craig Armstrong and one brother, Jack “John” Armstrong.
He attended Country Grade School and Marseilles High School. Bob served in the United States Army.
He farmed all of his life in the Ransom area.
Bob was a 3rd Degree member of Msgr. George A. Dzuryo Knights of Columbus Council #790. He enjoyed stock car races where he raced his own stock car in Morris and Mazon.
Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hagifuneralhome.com