Robert G. Stanhope

September 09, 1950 - July 02, 2018

Robert G. Stanhope of Lake City passed away Monday morning, July 2, 2018 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was 67.

Bob was born September 9, 1950 in Jacksonville, Arkansas to Warren Max and Dorothy (Shepherd) Stanhope and they preceded him in death.

He graduated from Corunna High School in 1968 and moved to Lake City from Owosso in 1969. Bob graduated from Kirtland Community College while working for Cadillac Rubber and Plastics. From there he started his own business, Advanced Rubber Technologies in Cadillac. He was a member of Rehoboth Reformed Church in Lucas. He was passionate about basketball, golf, water skiing and old cars. He was a Ducks Unlimited Sponsor. Bob was a strong man; he was an 11 year double lung transplant survivor, and he would ask that you consider being a donor through Gift of Life Michigan so that others could have the same gift he had.

On June 2, 1984 he married the former Kristy L. Kroes and she survives him along with their children: John Stanhope (Jamie Geeseman) and Kaitlyn (Brandon) Reinink all of McBain; grandson, Masen and one due July 10, 2018; in-laws: Kathie (Jay) Price of Lake City, Greg (Lorie) Kroes of Cadillac, Vicky (Mike) Axthelm of Fort Wayne, Indiana , Bill (Jo) Kroes of Cadillac and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, July 6, 2018 at Rehoboth Reformed Church in Lucas with Pastor Will Markham officiating. Friends may meet the family Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the church. Burial will take place at Lucas Cemetery in Missaukee County.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Gift of Life Michigan or to Revival Center of Cadillac Food Pantry. An online guestbook is available at

Guest Book

Larry and Bonnie Bouza - Jul 3rd, 2018 8:17 pm

"Kris and family, Our hearts are heavy with Bob's passing and pray for God's peace and comfort for you in the coming days. We have many wonderful memories that we will cherish forever."

Lana Timmer - Jul 5th, 2018 4:19 pm

"So very sorry for your loss, I graduated with Robert, may God Bless you and your family."

Frank Schmidt, DDS - Jul 5th, 2018 4:42 pm

"Bob was my little playmate, he on Norton Street and me on Lyons Road, Corunna,MI from about 1957 and through highschool. He was my nearest classmate neighbor and we worked at Strawsines Mfg together during and after highschool. Rode bikes (pedal and motorcycle) together many times. Fond memories of a great guy. I will miss you Bob, as will so many others. Frank "

George Fosmore - Jul 6th, 2018 7:08 pm

"I'll miss you. RIP"

Barb Orlich - Jul 11th, 2018 12:35 pm

"Sorry to hear of Bob's passing. It's a long time since working with the Prices, Kruses and Stanhopes at Cadillac Rubber and Plastics. My best to all the family."

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