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Robert A. Ewing, 83, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 2, 2022 surrounded by the love of his family. Born December 7, 1938 to the late Robert A and Beatrice (Huellmantel) Ewing in Traverse City, Michigan. Bob was a hardworking person who loved his family deeply.
Bob grew up in Traverse City, MI and graduated from Traverse City Central High School in 1957. After graduation, Bob went to meat cutter trade school in Toledo, Ohio before returning home to work at Oleson’s Food Store and Bay Shore Meats as a meat cutter. . In between his jobs as a meat cutter, he opened a grocery store in Thompsonville, MI in 1960. In 1969, he began his career with Consumers Power Company as a meter reader. Through hard work and determination, he retired after 30 years as a substation operator. His family remembers many stormy evenings when Bob went to work with crews to restore power to families affected by blackouts. His strong work ethic was one of the many traits Bob passed on to his sons.
Bob married Jean Boulle on November 15, 1958 at Immaculate Conception Church in Traverse City. They were married for nearly 64 years and together were great examples of commitment and love through life’s joys and challenges. He was very proud of his four sons and their families. Between Sports and Scouting, they have had many wonderful adventures over the years. He enjoyed camping, and the family took many camping vacations, including Florida and California. He supported and coached all four sons to achieve their goals and dreams. Over the years he enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling and playing cribbage. In his later years, he particularly enjoyed attending and scrapbooking his grandchildren’s sporting activities and events. His example of selfless service to family, friends and others lives on with his children and grandchildren.
Robert is survived by his wife, Jean, of Traverse City MI; his four sons, Mark A. Ewing (Susan), of Kingsley, Robert A. Ewing (Stephanie), of Glen Arbor, William J. Ewing (Jody), of Traverse City, and Timothy J. Ewing (Melissa), of Seattle WASHINGTON; his grandchildren, Randy, Sophie (Daniel), Mac, Justin, Lily, Sonya and Tucker; great-grandchildren, Owen and Lucian. He is also survived by his beloved nieces, Christine, Barbara and Glenda; and his nephews, William, Christopher, Kenneth and David.
He is predeceased by his brother, Nick, and we’re sure they play cribbage together in heaven. He is also predeceased by his niece, Debra; and his nephew, Richard.
Friends are invited to visit Bob’s family from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, October 6, 2022 at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, 305 Sixth St., Traverse City, Michigan 49684.
A Christian burial mass will be held at 11 a.m., with visitation beginning at 10 a.m., Friday, October 7, 2022 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1025 S. Union St., Traverse City, Michigan 49684. Rev Don Geyman will officiate.
The family would like to thank the caring and dedicated staff at French Manor for their help and kindness over the past few months.
The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Boy Scouts of America, Scenic Trails District; 1499 Business Park Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686, Promedica Hospice 4000 Eastern Sky Drive, Suite 2, Traverse City, MI 49684, or the charity of your choice.
Feel free to share your thoughts and memories with Bob’s family on his tribute page at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being cared for by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.