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(April 25, 1932 – February 28, 2015)

ROBERT ALLEN AUSTIN Robert (Bob) A. Austin, 82, of Midland died on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at his home. Bob was born on April 25, 1932 to the former Clarence and Gladys (Best) Austin. On June 6, 1964 Bob married Grace Latoski in Glennie, MI.Bob attended Midland Schools and graduation from Midland High School in 1951. Bob worked as a welder for Dow Chemical for 31 years and retiring in February of 1983. He spent the remainder of his years doing what he loved. Camping, fishing, hunting, maintaining his orchard and his garden. He did some traveling with his wife to spend time with their grandchildren in Florida. Bob was a #1 avid Detroit Tigers fan, even when they were on the losing end.Surviving Bob besides his wife Grace of 50 years are his step-daughter, Pamella Pflaum of North Carolina, granddaughter, Michelle (Mike) St Clair of North Carolina, and grandson, Mark Pflaum of Texas. He is also survived by sister in-laws, Nancy Latoski, Mary Myers, Martha Roy, brother-in-laws Ivan (Lorna) Latoski, Fred (Shirley) Latoski, 6 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and many good friends. Bob was predeceased by his parents, his brother Larry Austin, sister, Susanne Willson, and sister -in-law Marcia Austin.The family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Maldonado, Nurse Cori, P. A. Shelly and case worker Pam of MidMichigan Visiting Nurses.A Funeral Service will be held at Smith-Miner Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 11:00 AM with Pastors Don Duford and Dennis Heath officiating. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 from 4-7 PM and on Wednesday at 10 AM until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider MidMichigan Visiting Nurses/Hospice or the Toni & Trish Home.Online condolences can be offered at smithminer.com.