Robert "Bob" Charles Champine

Tawas City, Michigan
January 10, 1934 - May 19, 2020


Friday, May 22, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City. With precautions to the ongoing virus pandemic, restrictions will apply to limited visitors at a time.

Service Location

Bible Believer's Baptist Church


Saturday, May 23, 2020
1:00 PM (instate at 12 O'clock Noon)

Obituary Notice

Robert "Bob" Charles Champine, a lifetime resident of Tawas City, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Covenant Hospital in Saginaw, age 86 years. He was born on January 10, 1934 to Charles O. and Laura L. (Benedict) Champine in East Tawas. Bob earned a diploma from Adult Ed and worked many years for US Gypsum, retiring in 1974. He was such an active and community minded man. He loved fishing, camping, Bingo, and selling Forget-Me-Nots. Bob proudly served our country in the United States Army, serving primarily as a Tank Battallion Driver. He enlisted in 1955 and was honorably discharged in 1961, serving the last couple years of his duty in the Army Reserves. His service and dedication to our country compelled him to help his comrades and veterans in any way he could. He served as the Commander for 30 years with the D.A.V., American Legion, and gave countless hours with the Iosco County Veterans Counselor office. Bob was a devout Christian man and was active with the Tawas City Bible Believers Baptist Church, formerly known as Hemlock Road Baptist Church. He served as the Head Usher and an AWANA Leader for many years. Bob will certainly be missed by all who knew and loved him! He is survived by his 4 loving children, Florence Simon of Tawas, Teresa O'Rourke of East Tawas, Roberta (Mike) Griggs of Oscoda, and Robert (Marci) Champine of Tawas; 2 brothers, Roy Champine and John Champine both of Tawas; 2 sisters, Darlene Nickell and Irene Champine both of Tawas; 12 grandchildren, Jennifer, Jamie, Jackie, Aaron, Zachary, Jasmine, Danny, Matthew, Gage, David, Nicky, and Hanna; 12 great grandchildren, Alyssa, Alex, Robert, Maddie, Ava, Dillyn, Devyn, Drew, Bentley, Anaya, Grayson, and Amara; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends. Bob is preceded in death by his wife and love of his life, Charlotte Champine, to whom he married on October 4, 1965. The two were married and celebrated 44 beautiful years of marriage until Charlotte's passing in June of 2009. Bob is also preceded in death by Jennie Dennings, Richard Champine, Gene Champine, Laverta Challenger, Alice Patterson, and Ruth Miller. His family will receive friends on Friday, May 22, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City. With precautions to the ongoing virus pandemic, restrictions will apply to limited visitors at a time. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Tawas City Bible Believer's Baptist Church with Pastor Jeremy Evans and Reverend Richard McClendon officiating. Interment will take place in the Memory Gardens Cemetery in Tawas City. Those wishing to express a memorial contribution of sympathy are encouraged to direct memorials to Bob's family. An online guest registry is available at


To the Champine family wishes.


Memory Gardens Cemetery ~ Tawas City, Michigan


my deepest heartfelt condolences to the entire family
— Frank Mahon
Comrade, you are relieved of duty in this life. We will stand the watch for you until we are called to join you with our Heavenly Father. Thank you for all you have done for Veterans. May you Rest-in-Peace.
— Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5678
My deepest condolences to your family. He will truly be missed and remembered by many. I always loved seeing him and having our great talks together!
— Wendy Messenger
Our deepest condolences to you all,love and prayers to you, uncle Bob has his wings. Love from mary,John Shane and family. Jessica and family
— Mary chainus
Love and prayers to the family. I cherish the memories, especially the recent family reunion visits together. God bless those left behind and we will miss you Uncle Bob!
— Tempie (Ordiway) McMahan, Randy and Dalton McMahan
our prayers and sympathy goes out to all the families of the Champines.
— larry, don, bruce krumm.
We will miss Bob. He was a great Bingo player and friend. We appreciated his love for the Veterans. Prayers for his family
I will deeply miss Uncle Bob. He was a good man. To all his children and grandchildren I'm so sorry for your loss.
— Clara Kardell

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