Robert ‘Bob’ Fulton Jasper / Oct. 9, 1925 – Oct. 19, 2009Published 9:31am Thursday, October 22, 2009
Robert “Bob” Fulton Jasper, 84, of Buchanan, Mich., died on Oct. 19, 2009 in his home.
Born Oct. 9, 1925 in Niles, the son of the late William and Gertrude Jasper. Bob attended schools in both Niles and Buchanan. He and his brothers, William and Jack, all joined the military to serve in World War II. Upon returning home from the U.S. Marines, Bob received his diploma in 1946 from Buchanan High School. He worked several jobs after the war, but found his calling at Clark Equipment Co., alongside his father, and worked there until he retired after 30 years.
On Oct. 11, 1947, he married Janet Lorraine Sult, whom he would remain married to for 47 years, until her death in 1995. Bob was a volunteer firefighter for the Buchanan Fire Department for 35 years, from 1956-1989. He was a lifetime member of the Buchanan American Legion and the Loyal Order of the Moose. Bob loved bowling from the time that he was a pinsetter in his youth, until the day he could no longer play. In 1968, his brother taught him the game of golf. He taught his wife, Janet, and together they found their passion in life: to play golf and just enjoy every day.
Bob was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Janet; his son, Robert Edwin Jasper; his father, mother and his two brothers.
He is survived by his daughter, Robin; his two sons, Rodger and Timothy; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Legion, Hospice at Home, Inc., or the American Cancer Society.