Robert William Kowerduck, 88, of Hartford, MI passed away at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, MI, on June 30, 2017. Arrangements entrusted to Purely Cremations – Starks Family Funeral Homes 269-926-9440.
Cremation has taken place. No visitation or service has been planned. Those wishing to leave an online condolence for Robert may do so at www.Purelycremations.org.
Robert was born on April 25, 1929, in St. Joseph, MI, to Demetrie and Lydia (Ulrich) Kowerduck. After graduating from Benton Harbor High School, he proudly served his country in the United States Navy as an aircraft mechanic. Robert then pursued additional schooling and earned his living as an Industrial Electrical Maintenance Supervisor. He was a member of the Stevensville American Legion Post 568 in Stevensville over thirty years before transferring to the Coloma American Legion Post 362. Robert was fiercely independent, caring for his home and garden up until two months before his death. He loved fishing and spending time with family and friends, especially his grandson, Alex.
Robert is survived by his sons, Robert Kowerduck of Hartford, MI and Jeffery (Valerie) Kowerduck of Stevensville, MI; grandchildren, Emily Kowerduck, Marcus Kowerduck, Amanda (Tristin) Goss, Alex Kowerduck, and John Kowerduck; great- grandchildren, Kendra Goss, Makayla Goss and Korbin Kowerduck; sister, Bernice (Arthur) Benford; and brother, Walter (Gerry) Kowerduck.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Elsie (Kirk) Johnson, Anna (Bruce) Biastock, Esther (Chris) Ruppel, and Virginia Kowerduck; and brother, Harold (Nina) Kowerduck.
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