Felker, Robert E., Merrill, Michigan

Our beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at home with his loving family at his side, following a courageous fifteen-month battle with cancer. Age of 59 years. Robert was born September 4, 1950, to the late Henry A. Felker and Vera (Hoeppner) Stephens. He married Gail Kalahar July 10, 1971, she survives him. He worked for Bear Truss Inc. for 13 years. He served with the Michigan National Guard. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting and attending garage sales and auctions. Besides his loving wife of thirty-eight years, Gail, he is survived by his children, Heather (Beau) Konsdorf of Merrill, Julie (Dan) Reedy, Chad (Kristin) Felker both of Midland, Shawn (Christa) Felker of Merrill, Megan (Brett) Faustman of Noblesville, IN and Amanda (Sonny) Burk of Freeland; grandchildren, Serena, Kelsey, Jenna, Trinity, Shelby, Isaak, Brylie, Haden and Blake; siblings, James (Eileen) Felker, Dan (Jackie) Welsh, Bill (Eva) Welsh and Debra Welsh; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Shirley and Edward Kalahar; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Heather Kehoe and Torrey Browne. He was predeceased by his brother Jeffrey Welsh. Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 14, 2010, at W.L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 125 E. Saginaw St., Merrill. Pastor Rob Schmidt will officiate with burial to follow in Lakefield Township Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and again on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may be directed to the wishes of the family. www.casefuneralhome.com