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Celebration of Life

Copper Ridge Inn
Sunday February 27th, 2022
1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Robert Lewis Stroud

Robert (Bob) Lewis Stroud passed away at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan on February 4, 2022, after losing a significant amount of oxygen to the brain from suffering cardiac arrest the Wednesday prior. He spent that day talking and laughing with loved ones and making plans to visit his brother in Colorado. Bob’s death has come as a sudden and sad shock to his girls, his friends, and his family. Despite his hip replacements, knee replacements, etc. Bob was doing really well.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Ellen Smith, step-father Jerry Smith, and father, David Stroud. He is survived by his daughters, Stephanie and Isabelle, as well as close friend and companion, Nikki, and brothers Dave, JT, Mike, Alan, Don, Jim, Josh and Scott. He was a fun and helpful uncle to Brody and Bryson, and a fun and helpful guy to many people he met and loved along the way in Recovery Programs. He would help anyone who needed it if he could.

Bob was born in Vicksburg and truly cherished growing up there and spending time with his cousin, Sue. Bob was proud to have his own business when Stephanie was little. He worked as a painter and called it Stroud Decorating. He very much enjoyed basketball and would play whenever he could – but not like he enjoyed golf. He loved golf and would golf even when the weather wouldn’t permit! When he wasn’t playing sports, he was watching them. He loved the Cowboys, Pistons, and the Tigers. He enjoyed a baseball game just last summer with Alan and Nikki and got to meet former Tiger, Craig Monroe, and get a picture with him. His favorite player to watch – his favorite athlete of them all – was his daughter Isabelle. If she had a game, he was in the crowd, and he was cheering. He loved his girls and he lived for them.

Bob was an artist. He could sing, play guitar, paint and make people laugh. He liked to make people happy. He rediscovered his love for art later in life and had spent the last few years painting pieces for his loved ones that they will forever cherish.

A celebration of Bob's life will be held on Sunday, February 27, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. at Copper Ridge Inn, located at 34460 96th Ave in Lawton, Michigan. Light snacks and non-alcoholic refreshments will be provided. The family asks that guests do not bring a dish or drinks to pass, and that if you are not comfortable attending and wearing a mask, are symptomatic for COVID-19, and/or have not been vaccinated, that instead of coming you opt to honor Bob by either contributing to the GoFundMe campaign for his daughters, or by making a donation in Bob's name to a Recovery Program of your choice, as Bob was a beloved member of the community. We look forward to seeing those that are able to attend and hearing your stories about Bob. Know that he was with his girls in the end, and that he knew that he was loved. 

There is a goFundme campaign to raise money for expenses and to help his daughters navigate the financial burden of all that is to come. Please see the link below for donations. 


While at visiting www.amsfuneralhomes.com please take a moment to sign Robert's guestbook and/or share a memory with his family. The Stroud family is being cared for by Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes & Cremation Society, 129 S. Grand Street, Schoolcraft, MI 49087 (269) 679-5622

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Thank you for the wonderful tribute. I will always think of my Brother Bob with love and fondness. I will never forget how very generous and helpful he had been to me when I needed it. Rest in Peace Bob

Michael Burnham Stroud Feb 27 2022 1:11 PM

Going to be missed!

David Wunderlin Feb 14 2022 10:43 AM

Bob was very special to me, I knew him first by him being friends with my late husband Brett , then working for him a couple years in his painting business. So sad to learn of his passing of cardiac arrest, to all that knew and loved him be aware that cardiac arrest doesn't have to be deadly with quick action of CPR .
God Speed Bob I'm sure Brett and Gary were there to greet you at the gates of Heaven

Dawn Kovach Feb 11 2022 2:32 PM

This is a wonderful tribute. I wish I was able to know Bob, but I love him for giving me and so many others the gift of his daughters, Stephanie and Isabelle. Love to all who loved Bob.

Anne Charette Feb 11 2022 11:48 AM