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Robert Rabideau

April 4, 1926 — July 5, 2015

Robert C. Rabideau, 89, of Cass City died following a short illness Sunday, July 5, 2015 in his home surrounded by his family. He was born April 4, 1926 at home in Gagetown the third of seven children born to George and Della (Menzel) Rabideau. He married Vivian Rose Kappen July 5, 1947 in St. Pancratius Catholic Church, Cass City. Bob died on their 68th wedding anniversary.

Bob served in the US Army in the South Pacific during World War II. After returning from the Army he worked for Rabideau Motor Sales before starting Bobs Bump Shop, which he operated for over 30 years. Bob was a member of Our Lady Consolata Parish St. Pancratius Catholic Church and Cass City Gagetown Knights of Columbus Council #8892. He enjoyed deer hunting and pheasant hunting. Bob enjoyed boating and truly loved spending time at his cottage in Caseville with family and friends.

Bob is survived by his wife, Vivian; children: Bob (Elaine) Rabideau of Lansing, Renee Rabideau of Royal Oak; grandchildren: Nathan (Charlene) Rabideau, Rachel (Nick) Lipinski, Amanda Rabideau; great grandchildren: Braden, Gavin, Stella, William and Jacob; sisters-in-law: Judy Rabideau of West Branch, Myrtle Rabideau of Cass City; many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his siblings: Wayne "Buck" (Mary) Rabideau, Lee (Shirley) Rabideau, Dale (Delores) Rabideau, Eldon Rabideau, Dean Rabideau, Pat Rabideau and Marcella (Clark) Seeley, Velma Helwig.

Funeral service held 12:00 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2015 in Our Lady Consolata Parish, St. Pancratius Catholic Church with Rev. Christian Tabares officiating. Interment will be in Elkland Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Our Lady Consolata Parish St. Pancratius Catholic Church. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at

Visitation: 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2015 in Kranz Funeral Home - Cass City

Arrangements by
Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
Debra L. Kranz (989) 872-2195
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