Robert Charles Reasner

Tawas City, Michigan
February 14, 1931 - February 28, 2019


Buresh Funeral Home, 416 Whittemore Street, Tawas City, Michigan 48763
Sunday, March 3, 2019
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Service Location

Tawas United Methodiat Church


Tawas United Methodist Church
Monday, March 4, 2019
11:00 AM (instate @ 10:30 AM)

Obituary Notice

Robert Charles Reasner

We shall always treasure our memories of “Grandpa Bob” his thoughtfulness, kindness and amazing wit. Robert was born February 14, 1931 in Rose City, Michigan to Raymond Charles and Edna May Reasner, owners of a small dairy farm in Ogemaw County.

In 1949 after graduating valedictorian of Rose City High School, Robert continued his interest in science and agriculture at Michigan State University where he earned both bachelor and master’s degrees in science. During these years he also earned Second Lieutenant in the Army Reserve.

In June of 1956 Robert began his teaching career as a Vocational Agricultural instructor at Tawas Area Schools. From 1956-1986 “Mr. Reasner” instructed Tawas students in architectural and mechanical drafting, woodworking and biology. During these years he supervised the FFA (Future Farmers of America), his students often advancing from statewide to national competitions. In the fall of 1973 “Mr. Reasner” developed a Building Trades Program which he directed until 1988. Each year his students built a two-bedroom home that consistently sold the same year.

In addition to his career in teaching Robert was employed as a part-time agent for Farm Bureau Insurance (1960-1985). After retirement he began and developed a small one-man nursery, Northern Grown Northern Hardy. Robert truly was a “jack of all trades.” Within his active professional careers Robert was a dedicated outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing, and developing properties. One commercial project included planting thirty acres of Christmas trees. Another involved the creation of fresh water ponds, one in Rose City and one in Tawas Township.

Robert is survived by his loving wife of forty-six years, Ann Lenore Reasner; a brother Carl Reasner from Rose City; four children, Richard Reasner (Linda), Barbara Heilmann, Brenda Queen and step-daughter Julia Gracik (Gerald); fourteen grandchildren Matthew Reasner (Kathryn), Kelly Buller (Brian), Shane Heilmann (Deborah), Michael Gracik (Kayla), Amy Gracik Zehnder (Joseph), Emily Gracik, Natasha Colwell (Clay), Nicholas, James, and Jay Nivison; Gerald, Nolan, Geoff, and Nathan Nivison; and thirteen great grandchildren Matthew and Emily Heilmann, William and Lila Reasner, Penelope Buller, as well as Eli, Ethan, and Abigail Gracik, Caelum Zehnder, Christian and Caleigh Colwell, and Kaden Nivison.


Tawas Area High School


Memory Gardens Cemetery


So sorry to hear of Bob`s passing , he will be missed.
— Tim Youngs
To the family of Robert. I am in Texas until May 1st. You have my thoughts and prayers. I enjoyed time with Bob at Farm Bureau Insurance Co meeting. I spent 42 years with FB retiring in 2009. Good luck in the future.
— Marvin Schwab
Dearest Ann & Family,
I am so very sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. I know you had such a great life together. I pray your Love and memories will help you now and in the future.
He will be watching over you from heaven I am sure of that. Sending you Love, Hugs, Prayers and our thoughts. I am sorry I won’t be able to be at the service we are in Florida and won’t be home until April. I pray God will wrap his arms around you and give you the strength you need now and later. 💔😢🙏🏻🙏🏻
— Mary Kidder
I’m so very sorry for your loss, Mrs. Reasner. My heart aches for the pain and hurt that you must be feeling. You are in my prayers. ❤️
— Charlotte Morris
So sorry for you and your family’s loss he was a great teacher, I will always remember the laughs and of corse I will always be using the skills that he has taught me😪
— John Kruse
Aunt Ann, Julie and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you at such a hard time.
— Jane Kuhn
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you
— Tina Winchell
RIP Mr. Reasner, you were such a great teacher!!! May the angels welcome you to paradise....
— Pam Alexander
Ann, I am so sorry to hear about Bob.
— Mary Doak
Dear Ann & family,
You are all in our thoughts & prayers.
Bob will surely be missed. He was a great man.
Hugs to you all.
— Mike & Marsha Herrick
Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. God bless you, and may His strength, along with the love of family and friends help you through this difficult time.
— Nan Scales
Wishing you peace during such a difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.
— Gary and Sandy Chapman
I'm so sorry for your loss. Bob was one of the greatest person I know. He will be missed. And in my prayers.
— Steve kirby
Dear Ann,
I was so very sorry to hear of Grandpa's passing from Dad. My deepest and heartfelt condolences to you. My heart is with you today, sending you hugs.
Kelly, Brian and Penny Buller
— Kelly Buller
my heartfelt condolences to the entire family
— Frank Mahon
So sorry for your loss. We leased the property at Rose City from Bob for over 40 years. What a great man he was. I will miss talking with him every year about hunting and the “deer property “
— Dennis Engelhsrt

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