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Robert L. Harsen

Died: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Age: 71
Robert L. Harsen, age 71, of Attica, Michigan died Saturday, August 19, 2017 at home in Attica after a short illness. Robert Lee Harsen was born May 28, 1946 in Almont, MI. He is the son of the late James Norman and the late Kathleen Opal (Walton) Harsen.

Robert was a graduate of the Class of 1964 from Lapeer High School. He served in the U. S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War from 10/12/1966 to 8/22/1969. Bob received the National Defense Service Medal, Letter of Appreciation, and Rifle Expert Badge (M-14). He studied Radio Telephone Operations while in the Marine Corp. Bob worked for the Chrysler Motors Corporation for about 20 years. He was a Tool and Die Maker at the Sterling Stamping Plant in Sterling Heights.

He married Bonnie Jean (Frisch) Ashwell on April 22, 2005 in Lapeer, MI.

Robert is survived by his wife: Bonnie Jean (Frisch) Harsen of Attica; two daughters: Lindsay Harsen of Imlay City, MI and Lacey (David) Billiau of Attica, MI; one son: Robert Harsen of Attica, MI; the mother of his children: Janet Harsen of Plymouth, MI; stepsons: William (Kristin) Ashwell of Rochester, MI, Robert (Dottie) Ashwell of Warren, MI, Stephen (Heidi) Ashwell of Grasslake, MI; and a stepdaughter: Cathy (Chris) Bordyn of North Branch, MI. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two brothers: Gerald (Ruth) Harsen of Carson City, NV and Allen Harsen of Attica, MI.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents: James and Kathleen Harsen; by several aunts and uncles and nephews.

The funeral services were held 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home Of Imlay City, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI.

Burial of cremated remains will be in Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan at 11:30 a.m. Friday, September 22, 2017.

Those individuals wishing to make a memorial contribution may direct them to the Imlay City American Legion.
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