Robert Edward Sevo

East Tawas, Michigan
July 11, 1941 - October 4, 2017

Service Location

New Hope Church


Saturday, October 28, 2017
1:00 PM

Obituary Notice

Eulogy of

Robert Edward Sevo

July 11th , 1941 – October 4th, 2017

Written by

Suzanne Sevo, his loving wife

Robert (Bobby) Sevo of East Tawas Michigan was whisked into Glory, Eternal Life, on October 4th, 2017 at Lakeview Manor East Tawas Michigan. A chorus of angels took him out of the wheelchair at Lakeview Manor and away in a chariot of Glory to Heaven.

And the angels shall welcome you home to Glory and the martyrs shall greet you on the way and you will see the face of Christ your Savior that very day, Alleluia!

Robert was born on July 11th, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois to Edward and Elizabeth Sevo. Bob was raised and educated in Haughton, Michigan of the Upper Peninsula, God’s country. He graduated from Michigan Tech University in 1963 with a civil engineering degree.

He had an interesting career in construction engineering, working on various projects from a Fish Hatchery in Oroville California to the Corp of Engineers in Saginaw Michigan. Robert also built nuclear power plants in Midland Michigan and Pottstown Pennsylvania. Bechtel engineering directed Robert to build an underground nuclear waste storage facility in the desert of New Mexico. Robert retired from Wade Trim Engineering in Taylor, Michigan where he had managed many civil engineering projects from roads, to waste water treatment, and even golf courses.

Robert married Suzanne Campau on June 25th, 1972 in Saginaw, Michigan and they were blessed with 45 years together.

Robert leaves his wife Suzanne and son Shane Sevo and 3 stepchildren; Richard Campau, Perry Campau (wife, Sandra), and Colette Gallagher (husband Stephen); and 3 grandsons, Jacob Campau, Liam and Hunter Gallagher. Additionally, Robert’s family includes his twin brother Philip Sevo (wife, Lynn), brother Ron Sevo (wife, Darcy) and 2 sisters Carol Pirner (husband, Carl), Linda Fritz (husband, Bill) and many more kinfolk and longtime friends.

Bob was not just a professional civil engineer; he loved his Lord Jesus Christ, people, music, nature and traveling. He was a soul winner and very comfortable engaging whomsoever in conversation about their Salvation – often leading one to faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ. He had been given many gifts and gave of himself in many capacities as an industrious servant. He played the coronet in church, and when called upon, taps for military funerals. He also sang in the choir and was a deacon in his church. Robert oversaw the construction of a new daycare and preschool facility at Bethany Bible Church in Belleville, Michigan.

Raised with a strong Finnish work ethic; he enjoyed industrious projects as his hobby, including the construction of 2 homes in Au Gres Michigan.

He fought a good fight, kept the Faith, and finished the race well. Robert certainly heard the greeting of “Welcome home, good and faithful servant” upon his entrance to heaven. Bob was a resident of Tawas Village for 2 years and also Lakeview manor for less than 1 year in East Tawas, Michigan.

He had a deep abiding and trusting faith, he never asked “why me!?” He had suffered strokes and then a slow decline in health over several years. He would only ask for his car and to go home. “Can I go home now?”, asked Bobby. Yes, dear lifetime friend of mine, you are home now for Eternity. We never said “Good Bye” – but rather, “I will see you again in our Fathers Kingdom, soon!”

A celebration of Bobby’s, home going to glory will take place on Saturday October the 28th, 2017 at 1:00 in the afternoon at New Hope Church; 686 Aulerich Rd, East Tawas, Michigan 48730

A luncheon will follow the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, if you so desire, to express your sympathy; please give to the ministry: The Voice of the Martyrs Inc; 1815 SE Bison Rd Bartlesville OK 74006-9938


The Voice of the Martyrs Inc.
1815 SE Bison Rd
Bartlesville OK 74006-9938


Sue so very sorry to hear about Bobs passing,,,,,was so honored to have known him....I started going back to church,,when y'all came to my restaurant and just talking with him...He fought a long hard battle,,but know he is celebrating where he deserves to be God bless you and the family
— Patti and Dennis Whitford

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