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Robert R. Doud

April 27, 1923 — June 24, 2024

Battle Creek

Robert R. “Bob” Doud, 101, of Battle Creek, died June 24, 2024. Bob was born April 27, 1923 in Battle Creek to Raymond and Doris (Williams) Doud. He graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1941 and went on to college at Michigan Tech. Bob would marry the former Loris Schuster on August 27, 1955. After college, Bob got a job at Clark Equipment as an electrical engineer, where he worked most of his adult life. 

Bob was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. In his younger days he was an Eagle Scout and played hockey into his 60’s. Bob was an excellent swimmer and was involved with the swimming community all the way up until his passing. He held 6 state records for the 90+ division and regularly participated in the Goguac Lake Swim. 

Bob is survived by his daughter, Mary Ann (Dennis) Jenkins; two sons, Daniel (Elizabeth) Doud and Thomas (Sandra) Doud; 10 grandchildren, Adrienne, Nolan, Dominic, Brice, Greg, Stephen, Kyle, Lauren, Shannon and Tara and 11 great-grandchildren, Collette, Oliver, Juliet, Clark, Gavin, Audrey, Theodora, Ira, Annicelli, Merrilee Jo and Eli. 

Bob was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lori, a grandson, Benjamin Doud; his parents, two good friends, Walt Redman and Bob Rabbitt and his life-long best friend, Jack Baker. 

A memorial service to celebrate Bob’s life will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 15, 2024 at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, starting at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Barry County Commission on Aging, 320 W. Woodlawn Ave., Hastings, MI 49058 or to a charity of one’s choice. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com. 

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Monday, July 15, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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105 Capital Ave NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017

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Monday, July 15, 2024

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Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Cremation Preneed Care

105 Capital Ave NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017

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