Robert "Bob" George Pero

Hale, Michigan
April 21, 1923 - April 13, 2021


A Private funeral mass, with military honors, will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Hale, Michigan on Friday, April 16, 2021.

Obituary Notice

Robert George Pero (Bob), age 98 of Hale, Michigan, died as a result of stroke complications on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at his son’s home in Houghton Lake, Michigan surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 21, 1923 in Bay City, Michigan to the late Robert E and Cecilia (Metevia) Pero.

Bob graduated from St. Johns High School, Essexville, MI class of 1943. He married his high school sweetheart, Lucille M Deary on August 21, 1943 in Springfield, Missouri and retired in 1979 from Dow Chemical in Bay City, MI after 33+ years. Bob was a hunter, fisherman, accomplished wood carver, a musician (trumpet player) in his own band in the 1940’s and unbeatable in Euchre. He was a loyal member of Knights of Columbus, Moose Club and the Happy Chippers Carving Club of Hale. Bob is a parishioner of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Hale, Michigan and former parishioner at St. John’s Catholic Church in Essexville, MI.

Immediately following his marriage, he was drafted into the US Army and served our country in WWII, until 1945. Bob achieved the rank of Sergeant and Medical Technician in the 188th General Hospital in the Philippines. He also served in New Guinea and Australia during the war.

He is survived by his children: Sheila (Jack) Adamowski of Fort Meyers Beach, FL; Sue (Wayne) Doyen of South Branch, MI; Michael (Rene’e) Pero of Essexville, MI; Bob (Karen) Pero of Houghton Lake, MI and Lori (Mark) Manyen of Mason, MI. “Grandpa” will be deeply missed but lovingly remembered by his 11 grandchildren; Steve Adamowski, Melissa (Brad) Steere, Mathieu (Jennifer) Pero, Adam (Jamie) Pero, Michelle (Scott) Kostrzewa, Shannon (Jeff) Sinning, Andrew (Sarah) Doyen, Brad (Shelley) Pero, Sean (Shentel) Pero, Allen (Beth) Manyen and Sara (Cory) Beck. His 21 great-grandchildren; Brittany, BrookeLyn, Brett, Desmond, Sam, Alexia, Grace, Landric, Madeleine, Ashtyn, Jackson, Cooper, Alexandra, Reagan, Emmett, Hugh, Carson, McKinley, Katherine, Wells and Rhett.
He is also survived by his three sisters; MaryLou Lutz, Margaret Deshano and Jeanie Davert; In-laws Geraldine Pero, Joanne Pero and Hank Cielinski; and, will be deeply missed by dozens of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Bob was welcomed home to heaven, by his beautiful bride, Lou, of 73 years of marriage; his parents Robert E and Cecilia (Metevia) Pero; his brothers William, Joseph, Edward (Dorothy), Richard (Mary Grace), Pat, George, Tom (Paula) (Martha); sister Carol (Jerry) Petrimoulx; June Marie; In-laws, Alma and Fred Deary, Clifford (Molly) Deary, Norman (Jean) Deary; Larry Lutz and Bob Davert.

A private visitation and funeral mass, with military honors, will be held on Friday, April 16th at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Hale, Michigan.

A special thank you to the entire staff at Hale Creek Manor for providing a loving and supportive home over the last 5 years and for the team at Heartland Hospice, especially Lonnie, for the amazing care and support. The family also wishes to thank N.P., Shannon from Ascension St. Joseph.


In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorial contributions in memory of Bob to the Hale Creek Manor (3191 M-65, Hale, Michigan 48739).


I so sorry for your loss, heaven has gained another great person. Bob was a great man to have known, always had a big smile on his face just like all of his brothers and sisters. Heaven is truly celebrating with all the joy of my dad (Fred Jezewski) and your dad being with the good Lord. Missy (Jezewski) Harmon
— Melissa (Jezewski) Harmon
Condolences to Bob's family and friends.
We were neighbors and will miss seeing him in town.
— Don Rem
Bob’s family has my sincere condolences and I will keep them in my prayers.
— Spencer Chinavare
We are deeply saddened to learn that Bob has passed away! We know he's with the love of his life Lucille ! We know in our hearts that they are together once again! We will surely miss seeing Bob in church ! Love and prayers to the Pero family! With Heartfelt Sympthy,
John & Barb
— Barbara Stayer
What an amazing life Uncle Bob lived! He was such a man of integrity, kindness and leadership. I am so sorry for his family's loss but I am rejoicing for Uncle Bob's reunion with Aunt Lou. Can we all imagine the eternal joy that they are sharing? He lived his life as a patriot, a devoted husband and father, and a faithful follower of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. His reward for a life well-lived is now his new reality. Well Done Uncle Bob!!! Your life will forever be a blueprint for all his family and friends to emulate.
Your loving niece, Ann
— Ann Anderson
Sue Doyen my heart goes out to you and Wayne and family in loss of your dad Robert.
Pray God bring comfort an strength in days following. God be with you all
— Eileen M Castonguay-Kindell
Sue, Wayne and family. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. 💕.
— Jay (Schroeder) Towey
My sympathies to Shannon and Jeff's family. My love to you and and the boys.
— Julie Bogart
Condolences to all of you. So sorry for your loss. He will be surely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
— Sandi McParlan
To the Pero family, Sorry for your
loss. When growing up next door to you guys your dad was always kind and friendly. I miss those days. May Bob rest in peace
— chip hages
My deepest sympathies in the loss of your father, and grandfather. You have a wonderful family and I know God welcomed him home. I pray you feel God’s loving arms wrapped around all of you. Love, Anne (Gillard) Boyd
— Anne Boyd
So very sorry for your loss. What a wonderful man and wonderful friend to my dad, Ken Neering. So many good times he and Lucille and my mother and dad shared as close friends throughout their lives. Our deepest sympathies to the family.

Ken Neering and Deb Diven
— Debra Anne Diven

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