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Robert Earl Jewell

July 10, 1936 ~ August 1, 2019 (age 83)


Robert Earl Jewell

The celebration of life for Robert Earl Jewell; Born July 10, 1936 Son of Claude Murray Jewell and Emma Margaret (DeLeau).  Grew up in Lansing Michigan and graduated from Sexton High School.

Robert went into the US Air Force, was trained to be a dental assistant.  He was stationed in Newfoundland Canada (Earnest Harmon Air Force Base Stephenville, Nfld). This is where he would meet Lucy Maude Walters and get married. He later moved to Texas and California, only to return to Lansing.

Robert and Lucy had a daughter and son, Cynthia Kang of Battle Creek; Robert Allen Jewell (Kimberly) of Escanaba.

Robert then married Evelyn Geneva Schunk.  Joining the family would be Brent Allen (Paula) of Lake Odessa and Todd Lynn of Grand Ledge.  Tara Kay (Casey) Case of Battle Creek would fill out his family.  Robert and family would finally settle on the Jewell Farm in Sunfield, Michigan.

Robert worked as a Sherriff deputy and a couple other jobs to settle in at General Motors Oldsmobile plant (BOC) Lansing, where he retired on June 1, 1992. Robert would also become a minister as his father was.

Robert enjoyed his farming; he would spend many hours with his neighbor farmers to all help each other out to get the work done.  He would spend time fishing (both ice and open water) with family and friends.  Robert and Cecil Rogers would end up a joke in the paper that they would go ice fishing only to return home early and tired after they cut a hole big enough to put their boat in.  He enjoyed hunting and being outdoors.  Robert spent time on the radio communicating with friends he found there.

 Brent would precede Robert in death in 1997. Evelyn in 2003. Todd in 2013.  Robert was also preceded in death by his Father Claude, Mother Emma, Uncle Walter, granddaughter Amanda.

Robert knocked on the door of Helen Leslie, Mallison, Blundell Jewell, and soon married her in 2005. The family would grow to Include Elizabeth (-late- Brett) Courtney Lake Odessa, Lori (Russell) Schrauben of Holt, Melissa Goodemoot and son-in-law Kendall Goodemoot of Portland, -late- Jeffery (Cess) Mallison of Lake Odessa and –late- Edward (Kim) Mallison of Lake Odessa.

Roberts family would include many grandchildren and great grand children.

Robert and Helen attended Grace Brethren Church in Lake Odessa, becoming a part of this big family also.

Graveside service will be at the Sunfield Cemetery on St Joe Hwy. Sunfield Township.   On Thursday August 8th at 11:00am, Pastor Karl Bashlor officiating with a memorial dinner following at the Grace Brethren Church 2720 Vedder Rd. Lake Odessa 48849.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Cancer Research

Please visit the special web page made for Robert to leave a condolence or light a candle:

The family has entrusted the arrangements to the Independent Family Owned Funeral Home in Sunfield:  Rosier Funeral Home.

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Graveside Tribute Service
August 8, 2019

11:00 AM
Sunfield Cemetery
St. Joseph Hwy.
Sunfield, MI 48890

Memorial Luncheon
August 8, 2019

12:00 PM
Grace Brethren Church
2720 Vedder Rd.
Lake Odessa, MI 48849


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