Robert (Bob) Joseph Klose passed away Sunday, October 30th, at his home in Tucson, Arizona. He had just celebrated his 88th birthday, and his 67th wedding anniversary with his wife Lorraine (Kubiak).\n\nIn addition to his wife, Bob is survived by his six children; four daughters, Michelle Klose of Tucson, Jill (Rich) McKenzie of Chelsea, MI, Lisa Jackson of Tucson, and Jennifer (Jeff Aykroyd) of Tucson; two sons, Robby and Eddie Klose of Tucson; eleven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.\n\nHe is preceded in death by hisparents Edward and Monica Klose, and his brother Edward Klose of Elkhart, IN.\n\nBob was born on October 28th, 1928 in South Bend, IN and graduated from Niles High School in 1948. He married his high school sweetheart Lorraine Kubiak in 1949. After marriage, Bob and his brother Ed started a commercial contracting business called Klose Brothers Construction in Niles, MI where he and his brother designed and built commercial buildings in the greater Michiana area. Bob was known as an innovator, a problem solver, and routinely made the impossible come true.\n\nBob was also an avid fisherman and hunter. His passion was his creation of The Fisherman's Road Marina in St. Joseph, Michigan where he spent countless weekends maintaining the marina, fishing, and making life-long friends. He also loved to pheasant hunt with his brother, nephew, and long-time friends.\n\nFinally, Bob was a devout Catholic and lifelong member of St. Mary's Church in Niles, MI. He stood strong for decades in the front row of that church, and is now standing strong in the presence of the Lord.\n\nA memorial service is being held at Vistoso Funeral Home in Oro Valley, AZ on Wednesday, November 2nd at 10am, and a funeral mass will be held on Monday, November 7th at 11am, at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Niles MI, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception at 219 S State St, Niles, MI 49120.