Robert F. Symanzik went to be with our Lord and Savior Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at the age of 77. He was born May 1, 1941 in Sylvan Lake, MI the son of Fritz and Frieda Symanzik. Bob was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church and served honorably in the United States Army. He worked in data services at MSU for 7 years, then at the State of Michigan until he retired in 1997. In addition, he spent 50 years at MSU as a worker at athletic and special events, and at the Law School as a proctor. On January 22, 1966 he married Naomi Hine and she survives him. Also surviving are two daughters, Laura Symanzik and Eva (Bryan) Luce; two sons, Edward (Tracy) Symanzik and Joseph Symanzik (Kathleen Walters); grandchildren, Daniel, Joshua, Noah, Rachel and Charles Symanzik, Hannah and Cooper Luce, and Taylor (Ross) Drescher; a great grandson, Nico Drescher; two sisters, Elsie Mischung and Rosemarie Rivette and a brother, Gerald (Mary Ann) Symanzik. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers-in-law, John Mischung and Timothy Rivette. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, November 3, 2018 at St. Peter Lutheran Church 8990 Church Rd. St. Johns with Pastor Paul Clark officiating. Interment will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery, 1:00 PM Wednesday, November 7, 2018 . The family will receive relatives and friends 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday, November 2 at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns. Memorials may be made to St. Peter Lutheran School.
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