Robert Allen Frame, 51

Published 3:49pm Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Born: Nov. 12, 1961
Died: Jan. 28, 2013

Robert Allen Frame, 51, of Niles, died at 7 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at his home, unexpectedly but of natural causes.

He was born on Nov. 12, 1961, in Niles to Robert Earl and Patricia Ann (Treiber) Frame.

He graduated from Niles High School and lived here all of his life. He served in the U.S. Air Force during peacetime. He was employed at the former Tyler Refrigeration in Niles for 21 years, and then after it closed has been employed at the Modineer Company in Niles.

Allen was a member of Saint Mary Catholic Church in Niles. He enjoyed off-roading with the Redbud Fourwheel club and had taken his modified Jeep to the Moab, Utah, four-wheel trails.

He played darts in area taverns and bowled on area leagues.

Surviving family includes his parents, Bob and Pat Frame, of Niles; his sister, Tammy R. Frame, of Niles; and his canine companion, Heidi.

Graveside services for Robert Allen Frame will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles with the Rev. Edward H. Slate of Faith United Methodist Church in Buchanan officiating and will conclude with the Veteran’s Flag Presentation and “Taps.”

Contributions in memory of Allen may be made ton the Humane Society of Southwest Michigan, 641 South Crystal Ave., Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022.

Arrangements were made at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles.

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