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Robert James Chappel

May 22, 1954 — December 27, 2018

Robert James Chappel 64 of Grayling, died Thursday morning December 27th. "Robbie" as he was known to his four sisters was born in Detroit Michigan on 22 May 1954, the son of Robert Wayne & Eileen Delores (Sorenson) Chappel. He spent his early life in Harper Woods Michigan. He graduated from Ferris State University with a Bachelor's Degree. He studied surveying and this led to a position with the Bureau of Land management in Oregon. It was in Oregon that he met the love of his life Pamela Jean Hagler and there they were united September 23, 1989 in Brightwood Oregon. They adopted Jacoby, their feline friend. Rob and Pam were avid hunters and fisher people. This took them on many trips to the western mountains as well as Alaska and Mexico. Late in life he returned to Grayling from Boring Oregon to reconnect with his family and friends. He greatly enjoyed his new home and life on the AuSable . He was preceded in death by his wife Pam and his parents. He is survived by four sisters Valerie (Kenny) Jones of Grayling MI, Judy (Gary) Lenn of China Township MI, Kasey (Randy) Sajdak of Barbeau MI and Cindy (Jim) Knibbs of Petoskey MI, as well as many nieces and nephews. Per his wishes there will be no funeral, he will be cremated. Later there will be a celebration of his life. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Robert James Chappel, please visit our flower store.


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