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Robert  Hazen "Bob" Carroll

Robert Hazen "Bob" Carroll
  • March 4, 1925 - August 23, 2017
  • Battle Creek, Michigan
  • American Heart Association
    3816 Paysphere Circle
    Chicago, IL 60674

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“Bob was the shop superintendent at Schweitzer Inc. for several years. He was a great asset to the company during his service. He was a hard worker...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: David Schweitzer - Battle Creek, MI

“My condolences to the family of Bob. I grew up knowing this man and Betty and kids all my life - I was named after their daughter Janet!!! I am so...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Janet Hess - McIntyre - Portage, MI

“I am so sorry to learn about your loss...I have often thought about our times as kids playing and spending time together. You are in my thoughts at...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Karen Smith - Port St. Lucie, FL

“I am very saddened by the loss of my Grandfather. I will always hold the memories of the float boat rides, fishing, and stories Grandpa used to tell...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: John -punkie- Parsons - Bradenton, FL

“I will miss my uncle Bob, I loved him dearly. He is with Betty once again and will be happier now. Love you more Uncle Bob... ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Jackie Carroll miles - Evansville, IN

“My heart breaks for the loss of this man. He was my dad's best friend. His smile, warmth and humor during our visits, at his and Aunt Betty's house,...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Connie Carroll - Clermont, IN

“So sorry for the loss of my uncle Bob.I have so many good memories as a child spending time with my family at his home. He has now been reunited with...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Kathy Carroll - Stover - IN

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Robert H. "Bob" Carroll, 92, of Battle Creek, Michigan died Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Brookdale Senior Living.

Bob was born March 4, 1925 in Battle Creek, Michigan to Richard and Florence (White) Carroll. He grew up in Battle Creek, where he attended school, worked several years and then joined the U.S. Army. He honorably served his country during WWII at Normandy, in Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe, receiving five bronze stars. Bob retired in 2007, after 65 years with Iron Workers Local # 340, primarily working on commercial and industrial buildings. He also worked for Schweitzer Construction. Bob also owned and operated Two Johns Lunch and Lounge in Springfield for several years.

Bob married Betty Elaine Bracy on January 12, 1946. Sadly he was preceded in death by Betty, his wife of 61years on September 15, 2007. Surviving are his daughter, Linda Lee (Edward) Groff of Battle Creek; three grandchildren; three sisters, Eva Moldenhauer and Connie Parsons both of Battle Creek, Sharon Heidenreich of Columbia, TN; a brother, Jack (Gloria) Carroll of Martinsville, Indiana, and numerous nieces, nephews and their families. In addition to his wife, Bob was also preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Kane Luedecking; and two brothers, Donald and Richard Carroll.

Bob was a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge #207 F & AM. Bob was always interested in aviation. He had a private pilot license and loved to fly. He also had numerous VCR tapes of WWII military aviation and history that he loved to watch. Bob was also proud of the two houses he designed and built.

Friends will be received 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, where funeral service will be held 10:30 Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Military honors, committal and burial will follow at Ft. Custer National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association. Personal messages for the family may be placed at