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Robert Monforton

Bob Monforton

October 6, 1934 November 13, 2019

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Obituary for Bob Monforton

Robert P. Monforton (Bob) passed away on November 13, 2019, in his 86th year. Bob was born and raised in Dearborn, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Joan Monforton (Rickelmann), his brother Marc Monforton, and his son James Monforton. Bob is survived by his brother, Rene Monforton (wife Michelle), children Joseph Monforton (wife Toni), Marie Cornell, and Margaret Monforton (husband Paul Cordts), as well as his six beloved grand-children, Jeffrey, Emily, Paige, Aaron, Jedidiah and Abigail. Bob was a Track Supervisor for DT&I and Grand Trunk Western railroads. He also worked in railroad oversight for the State of Michigan, and volunteered for Operation Lifesaver for many years, teaching children and adults about railroad safety. Bob was an avid model railroad enthusiast and a loving father and grandfather. Visitation will be held Friday, November 15 from 5:00-8:00 pm at Nie Family Funeral Home at 3767 W. Liberty Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. His funeral will be Saturday, November 16, at St. Mary Magdalen parish in Brighton at 10:00 a.m. with viewing the hour before.
Bob donated to charities focused on Native American schools, military and veteran support, and relief for the underprivileged. Donations in his memory can be made to Detroit Rescue Mission, the Christian Appalachian Project, Wounded Warrior, or the charity of your choice.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday November 15, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Nie Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Liberty Road Chapel
    3767 W. Liberty Road
    Ann Arbor, MI
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    Friday November 15, 2019
    5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Saturday November 16, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church
    2201 S. Old 23 Highway
    Brighton, Michigan
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    Saturday November 16, 2019
    9:00am - 10:00am
  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday November 16, 2019 | 10:00am
    St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church
    2201 S. Old 23 Highway
    Brighton, Michigan
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    Saturday November 16, 2019
    10:00am
  • Reception

    Saturday November 16, 2019 | 11:00am
    St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church
    2201 S. Old 23 Highway
    Brighton, Michigan
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    Saturday November 16, 2019
    11:00am
  • Interment

    All Saints Catholic Cemetery
    4401 Nelsey Road
    Waterford Township, Michigan
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Don Powell

My condolences to Bob's family. I know he will be missed. I have spent many hours with Bob at the races and K of C functions. We would occasionally go out to lunch or dinner, during those times he was always talkking about one of the family members or how he missed Joan. I didn't see him much after he moved to Ann Arbor but once in a while we would reach out to one another over the phone. I missed him when he moved to Ann Arbor but I was happy for him to be closer to his family. RIP my friend.
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Remembering you and Uncle Bob in our minds and in our hearts. Sending love and prayers. Fran and Andy Barrette
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Pete Probst Jr

Bob was an amazing guy. He had tons of railroad stories and could make you laugh. At the Oli meeting a few months back he had the room laughing. That's what he could do. I learned from bob and how he would teach railroad safety. A great man gone too soon. You are going to be missed bob. May you keep us all on the right track!.
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Pete Probst Jr

Bob was an amazing guy. He had tons of railroad stories and could make you laugh. At the Oli meeting a few months back he had the room laughing. That's what he could do. I learned from bob and how he would teach railroad safety. A great man gone too soon. You are going to be missed bob. May you keep us all on the right track!.
Pete [Mich OLI]
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