Robert “Bob” McChristian, age 82, of Capac (formerly of Imlay City), MI died Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at United Hospice Residence of Marlette, MI.

Robert Earl McChristian was born February 1, 1940 in Cairo, IL. He was the son of the late Allie and the late Anna Nell (Smith) McChristian. When Bob was young, he and his family moved to Warren, MI. He was a graduate of Fitzgerald High School in Warren, MI, Class of 1959. Bob married Kathryn Schultz on May 4, 1963 in Detroit, MI.

He was employed as a custodian for 20 years at Imlay City Community Schools before retiring in 2005. Early in Bob’s career, he worked for Massey Ferguson in Detroit, MI.

Bob was a member of the Imlay City Knights of Columbus. He volunteered for many local athletic events: basketball, football and wrestling.

He is survived by his wife, Kathryn McChristian; daughters, Mary Elizabeth (Paul) Downing of Marlette, MI and Sallie (Wade Myers) Wise of Lum, MI; his sisters, Sharon (Marvin) Kohnke of Pennsylvania and Barbara Malinoa of Kentucky; and his brother, Donald (Juanita) McChristian of Sterling Heights, MI. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Scott (Stephanie) Hedges of Rochester, MI, Shannon (Josh) LeFevre of Brookville, Ohio, George (Janine) Wise of Kathleen, GA, Sadie (William) Walck of Council Bluffs, IA, Stacy (James) Bard of Tampa, FL, Abbie (Logan) Tait of North Branch, MI, Cassandra Myers of Fraser, MI and Matt Myers of Lum, MI; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Allie and Anna Nell McChristian.

A graveside service was held Saturday, January 14, 2023 at Christian Memorial Gardens West Cemetery, 521 E. Hamlin Rd., Rochester Hills, MI. Rev. Fr. Mike Gawlowski, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Allenton, officiated. Interment followed in Christian Memorial Gardens West Cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI.

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