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Robert Eugene Carmichael

March 29, 1934 ~ November 4, 2021 (age 87)


Robert Eugene “Bob” Carmichael, age 87, of Benton Harbor, died peacefully Thursday, November 4, 2021.

His life began March 29, 1934 in Pratt, Kansas, one of nine children born to Roy and Ruth Carmichael.  He married Emily October 24, 2008 in Watervliet, Michigan.  After eleven years of marriage, she preceded him in death on May 12, 2019.

Bob played guitar and loved music, especially country and bluegrass.  He enjoyed fishing.  He like to make people laugh and was a big jokester.            

Bob will be greatly missed by family and friends.  He is survived by three daughters, Patti Huntsman of Middletown, Lois (Mike) Johnson of Niles, Robin (Carl) Archer of Georgia; one son, Allen (Karen) Carmichael of Niles; seven grandchildren, Tasha (Damyon) Carter of Benton Harbor, Linda Ferris of Niles, Duane (Nicole) Blassingame of Middletown, Ohio, Rosie (Rick) Ferral of Buchanan, Raymond Michael Johnson of Niles, Elizabeth Carmichael of Niles, Amanda (Nick) Grzybowski of Georgia, nineteen great grandchildren; three sisters, Lou, Jerri, Nori; one brother, Jack; and a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, Bob was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Maxine, Betty, Zelda; and one brother, Jim.

The family will observe a private remembrance at this time.  A memorial service will be held at a later date and time, to be announced.

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