Kotcher Jr., Robert J. “Rob”, Saginaw, Michigan

Rob passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2012. He was born in Saginaw on April 26, 1954. He leaves behind the love of his life Judy Ruppel, children: Kristopher (Amber) Kotcher, Austin, TX; Brandy Kotcher (Brian Beucler), granddaughter Megan Beucler, Plano, TX; mother Eunice Kotcher, Saginaw; 2 sisters: Karen (Bruce) Langdon, Brighton, MI and Kellie (Tom) Laubhan, Ft. Wayne, IN; many nieces and nephews, his life-long dear friend Jim Demko, Bay City, MI; and his extended Ruppel family. Rob was predeceased by his father Bob Kotcher Sr. He lived in Saginaw most of his life, graduated from Carrollton High School in 1972 and became a journeyman electrician and member of the IBEW local 557. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and had a great love for nature and the outdoors. Rob was laid back and enjoyed life to the fullest. He was an easy going, but also adventurous man who always had at least one story to share. He prided his grilling skills and was the happiest sitting around a campfire with family and friends. Per Rob's wishes, cremation has already taken place. A memorial service will take place on Friday May 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Ev. Lutheran Church, 4460 Mackinaw Road. Rev. Michael Hahn will officiate. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may consider Faith Lutheran Church, Good Shepherd Luther Church, M.U.C.C. or the American Heart Association. www.casefuneralhome.com