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Bernard Robbins


   News of the death of Bernard DeWitt Robbins, well-known local figure, Friday, June 1 at 4:15 p.m. shocked the community. Dr. Robbins died of a heart attack. He was a veterinarian, having practiced in Grand Ledge and Cadillac. Actiing as an inspector for the War Food Administration, he was stationed in Chicago for sometime. About a year ago Dr. and Mrs. Robbins returned to Gladwin and purchased a restaurant here. At the spring election this year he was elected Gladwin city treasurer.

   Services were conducted by Rev. John R. Scott at the Methodist church, 2 p.m. Monday, June 4, following a prayer service at the Hall Funeral Home at 1:45 p.m. Highland cemetery was the place of burial. Born in Gladwin July 25, 1893, he was graduated from Gladwin High school and Michigan State College. He married Miss Laura Thorington May 9, 1914.

   He is survived by his widow, Laura; two daughters, Mrs. Edward Kunze, Cadillac, and Mrs. Dorr Knudsen, Arlington, Va., one son, Sgt. Raymond Robbins, now serving in France, and five grandchildren. In addition there are left a sister and a brother, Mrs. Lila Foutch, Gladwin, and Gerald G. Robbins, East Lansing.

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Highland Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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