EVART — Robert J. Thorburn, 82, passed away Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at his home in Evart.
Robert was born on Oct. 2, 1931, in Lansing, to Wesley J. and Eva (Gurd) Thorburn. Bob was a 1950 graduate of Holt High School. He married Fern L. Owen on June 27, 1953, in Holt. Bob and Fern moved to Evart from Haslett in 1960 when he built Bob’s Barber Shop on Evart’s Main Street. He barbered there for at least 40 years. Robert was very civic minded. He had served as president for the Evart Lion’s Club, and president of the Evart Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Evart, where served as superintendent the Sunday School and Church Council. He was also active in scouting, serving as den leader and scout master. Bob enjoyed golfing, gardening and canoeing.