Sallows, Robert

Written by David Green.

Robert Sallows, 86, of Union Street, Morenci, Mich., died May 13, 2006 at his home.

He was born Nov. 26, 1919 in Jasper, Mich., the son of Leonard and Clara Louisa (Brown) Sallows. He married Rosetta Flint on Nov. 29, 1954 in Toledo, Ohio, and she survives.

Robert was a lifelong Morenci area resident. He worked at Koncor Industries in Wauseon, Ohio, retiring in 1986. He was also a farmer and was a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Morenci American Legion Post #368.

Besides his wife, Robert is survived by four children, Clara Moore of Sand Creek, and Jeff (and Cathy) Sallows, Sue (and Bill) Fee and David (and Carla Repp), all of Morenci; 14 grandchildren, Cheri (and Craig) Kent, Holli Stetten, Mindy Sallows, Jessica (and Heath) Jones, Leather (and Jon) Casebere, Kristen Sallows, Shane Curtis, Christopher Curtis, Stephanie (and Mike) Mossing, Michelle (and Scott) Jarrell, Shelly Jones, Tonja Moore, Paula Torres, and Jimmy Moore; 22 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Woodward of Blissfield and Anna Lou Lantz of Fayette, Ohio; two step-sisters, Ola (and Jack) Brink of Morenci and Shirley (and Ulysess) Buck of Fayette; a special nephew, Ward “Fred” Smith and nieces, Linda Rector, Sandy Cooper, Brenda Bell and Christine Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Robert, Jr., in infancy; his step-mother, Freda Sallows; two sons-in-law, Gerald Curtis and James Moore; three sisters, Marie Hess, Leora Maham and Nellie Solmonson; and four brothers, Kenneth, Clair, Ralph and Harold Sallows.

Service are planned at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Rev. Don Sunman officiating. Private burial will be scheduled at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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