(Sunday - December 13, 2020) - Robert Thomas Rumpf passed into Heaven on December 9, 2020 surrounded by his family, at the age of 84; which is pretty good for an old fella.

Bob was born at home in Kingsford on April 7, 1936 to Genevieve (Willing) and Francis Rumpf and was raised on the family farm in Aurora. He joined the Navy and proudly served on the U.S.S. Owen during the Korean War. It was at this time at the ripe old age of 19 that he met and married the woman who would become his better half for the next 60 years, one annual contract renewal at a time.

Bob relocated his very young bride to Aurora where they began to grow their family. Bob's job at Grede foundry brought them to several locations around the country and in 1972 they returned to Kingsford where Bob began his career as a State Farm agent. Bob happily settled into a life of business, leadership within the community, raising his family and enjoying every moment with Ina. Almost every story and certainly every adventure began with and involved his beloved, Ina Bea. They enjoyed extensive travels, many camping and canoe excursions with dear friends, being snow-birds in Florida, parties, proms, golf tournament, support of Special Olympics, very active memberships at the Chippewa Club, Rotary, Elks and of course, his much-loved Pine Grove Country Club. Bob loved Ina Bea and Bob loved golf.

Bob leaves a legacy of good humor, keeping a positive outlook, the gift of forgiveness, the gift of service to community, lifelong commitment to faith in Jesus, cherishing lifelong friendships, enthusiasm for meeting the next new friend, the gift of seeing the very best in every one he met, commitment to family and absolute devotion to Ina Bea.

Bob is survived by his children, Kathy (Dave) Timmons of Gig Harbor, Washington, Kevin (Raven) Rumpf of Kingsford, Karol (Phil) Thomas of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, daughter in law, Kelly Rumpf of Iron Mountain; grandchildren, Derek Robert Timmons, Jeff (Shantell) Timmons, Molly (Aubrey) Schermerhorn, Nicole (Hugo) Gomez, Ash Thomas, Shannon (Matt) Collison, Ben Rumpf; great grandchildren, Troy, Emilia, Christian and Catalina. Dear friend Donna Schinderle.

Bob was pre-deceased by his parents, his sister, Darlene (Sis) Rumpf, infant daughter, Karen and his beloved Ina Bea.

A celebration memorial brunch is anticipated in May at the Pine Grove Country Club.

God is our refuge and strength. Psalm 46:1

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The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.


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