REED CITY — Robert John Seelhoff, 71, of Reed City, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at his home in Richmond Township.

He was born the son of Paul and Helen Seelhoff, the brother of Jane (Bill) Kurtz, of Summerfield, Fla. and Marie (Erwin) Keller of Reed City.

He graduated in 1961 from Reed City High School and married Joan Hinkley in 1964. He was father to Bobbie Jo Seelhoff (Mark Cieciek) and Tana Seelhoff; and grandfather to Tracy, all of Reed City; and a brother-in-law to Louise Devendorf, of Reed City, and Carol Hinkley of Port Richey, Fla.; and companion to his dachshund Lu Lu.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers-in-law, Bill Kurtz, Richard Devendorf, and Arlan Hinkley.

He was employed with Evart Products for 30 years. He enjoyed collecting tractors and farming.

Those we love don’t go away,

They walk beside us every day,

Unseen, unheard, but always near

Still loved, still missed and forever dear.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions in Bob’s name to Hospice of Michigan, 400 Perry Street, Big Rapids, MI 49307.