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Robert Allen Prause

August 14, 1939 — June 10, 2021

Robert Allen Prause, age 81, of Grayling, MI passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Grayling.

Robert was born on August 14, 1939 to Julius E. and Edith H. (Ward) Prause in Flint, Michigan. He is preceded in death by:  Wife, Marie Prause; Parents, Julius E. and Edith H. (Ward) Prause; Brothers, David Prause and Donald Prause; Paternal grandparents, William and Margaret Prause; Maternal grandparents, Ben and Mary Ward

He is survived by: Sister LouAnn Rife of Traverse City, MI; Children: Sue Prause of Vadnais Heights, MN; Jeff (Pam) Prause of Grayling, MI; and Brenda (Scott) Shoberg of Duluth, MN; Grandchildren:  Mandy Lindner, Dean Prause, Dan Lindner, and Leah Prause (12); Great Grandchildren:  Madison (14), Ethan (11), and Olivia (10); Hsiu Lien Cherry, who was his loyal companion, partner and caretaker for more than 10 years preceding his death.

He attended Central Lake schools and earned a master’s degree in mathematics from Central Michigan University.

He touched the lives of many in his work as a teacher (he was his daughter Sue’s math teacher in her 9th grade).  He loved his family and loved attending family reunions, he loved watching his beloved Detroit Tigers, taking time for fishing, hunting and golf, playing horseshoes and watching old westerns. He rarely missed a season of morel mushroom hunting, and was fascinated to learn about family ancestry.  We discovered that through his mother we are descendants of English royalty.  He also taught driver’s ed to many students in Grayling and surrounding communities.  He enjoyed many years as a snowbird in Apache Junction, Arizona, and loved the mountains and desert. He took great pride in tending to his backyard and his garden, and one of his very favorite things was a toasted tomato sandwich with tomatoes he had grown.

The Grayling Lion’s Club was very near and dear to Bob and he worked tireless hours fundraising and serving the community as a Lion.  Lion Bob was District Governor of District 11-E2 from July 1, 2003 until June 30, 2004.

The family would like to thank the Grayling Nursing & Rehabilitation Community for their excellent care.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking that memorials be sent to the Grayling Lion’s Club, Secretary, Lion Brian Chance, P.O. 109, Frederic, MI 49733.

Public visitation Tuesday, June 15 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  at Sorenson Funeral Home

Funeral service Wednesday, June 16 at 11:00 a.m. at Sorenson Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, Grayling, Michigan.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Sorenson Lockwood Funeral Home, Inc.

1108 West North Down River Road
Grayling, MI 49738

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Sorenson Lockwood Funeral Home, Inc.

1108 West North Down River Road
Grayling, MI 49738

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