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Bob Rees

January 20, 1936 — February 15, 2013

77, of Cass City, formerly of St. Clair Shores and Lexington, died following a short illness Friday, February 15, 2013 in his home. He was born January 20, 1936 in Barbourville, KY to Benjamin Franklin and Rosa Catherine (Helton) Rees. He married Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Hojnacki April 23, 1959 in Roseville.

Bob was a self-employed die maker. He was the owner of Superior Steel Rule Die in Detroit. Bob loved his work. He was always working and inventing things. He was a talented innovator and could repair anything. Bob was a member of the former Masonic Acanthus #558 F & AM chapter in Grosse Pointe Woods. He enjoyed camping with his family and spending time at the lake with his family and friends.

Bob is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; children: Cynthia (Craig) Blay of St. Clair Shores, Robert Rees of Cass City, Douglas (Linda Acuna) Rees of Carsonville, Thomas Rees of St. Clair Shores; grandchildren: Jacqueline, Matthew, Jeffrey, Amanda, Melissa, Douglas, Emily, Kylie. He is preceded in death by his grandson, Bradley and his brother Esom "Jack" Rees.

Funeral service held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 19, 2013 in Kranz Funeral Home Cass City with Rev. Marvin McCallum officiating. Interment is in Evergreen Township Cemetery. Pallbearers for Mr. Rees: Robert Rees, Douglas Rees, Thomas Rees, Bill Wiltse, Matthew Rees, Jeffrey Blay. Memorials may be made to Home and Hospice Advantage or American Lung Association. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at

Visitation: 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, February 18, 2013 in Kranz Funeral Home - Cass City
12 to 1 Tuesday, February 19, 2013 in Kranz Funeral Home - Cass City

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

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