Mr. Robert L. Bismack, Zilwaukee, Michigan

Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at his home. Age 73 years. The son of the late Robert and Minnie (O’Parka) Bismack, Bob was born May 10, 1936 in Minden City, Michigan. He served in the U.S. Army and the Merchant Marine. Bob married Diana Metiva, his loving wife of 41 years, on April 20, 1968. She survives him. He was employed at General Motors as a pipe fitter for over 30 years until his retirement in 1993. Bob was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church. He enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing and listening to polka music.  Surviving besides his wife Diana are two sons, one daughter and their spouses, Jim and Sue Bismack, Freeland; Michael and Chanda Bismack, Saginaw; Cheryl Bismack, Bay City; two grandchildren, William and Nicholas Bismack; one brother, Ted and Dorothy Bismack, Anderson, South Carolina; several nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by an infant brother, Jamie Bismack, and by another brother, LaVerne Bismack.  Funeral Liturgy will take place 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 18, 2009 at St. Matthew Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Ronald Dombrowski will officiate with burial in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at St. Matthew Catholic Church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service, led by Sister Janet Pewoski, SSJ, will take place 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Matthew Catholic Church or the wishes of the family.