Robert Don Muir

December 30, 1940 - February 09, 2019

Robert Don Muir of Manton passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019 at his home. He was 78.

Bob was born December 30, 1940 in Lansing, Michigan to Robert D. and Dorothy (Osborne) Muir and they preceded him in passing.

Bob served in the United States Navy. He worked in construction for several years and later retired from Consumers Power after 30 years in 2001. He loved being in the woods and taking his dog, Sara, for walks. Bob also enjoyed spending time in his barn working on projects. He showed, bred and raised Morgan horses with Marilyn at their farm, Muir’s Morgans. Recently Bob and Marilyn enjoyed attending auctions and garage sales as well as having their own sales.

On October 18, 1986 at Emmanuel Lutheran church in Cadillac he married the former Marilyn J. Essig and she survives him along with his daughter, Stacy (Steven) Ripley of Leroy; grandchildren: Dustin (Sarah) Ripley and Danielle Ripley and great-grandchildren, Darren and Lisa.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Shafley- Taylor.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 AM, Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Cadillac with Reverend Timothy Selim officiating and full military rites under the auspices of the Cadillac Area Honor Guard. Friends may meet the family one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Love, INC. of Cadillac. An online guestbook is available at

Guest Book

Lois Darrow - Feb 11th, 2019 5:21 pm

"Marilyn, so sorry for your loss. He was a very special man. Tom and I loved him and you very much. Thoughts and prayers are with you."

Rachel Lucas (Brady) - Feb 12th, 2019 5:47 am

"Marilyn, so sorry to hear about Bob. He was a very good man and loved you so much. If I was closer I would be there personally. Condolences just aren’t enough, my friend. "

Robin Eisenga - Feb 12th, 2019 8:25 am

"So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. You have my deepest sympathies, love and prayers. May God give you peace today and in the days to come. You are all in my thoughts."

Kandie - Feb 12th, 2019 8:43 am

"I'm going to miss the lilacs he brought me in the spring."

wilma bushor - Feb 12th, 2019 9:11 am

"Marilyn, so sorry to hear of your dear husbands passing. You and your family are in my prayers. "

Tammy and Linda - Feb 12th, 2019 11:05 am

"Marilyn, it brought a flood of tears to us both to hear of Bob's passing. His very special heart and soul will be greatly missed. We know how much he loved you and hope that brings you comfort. Hugs and prayers to you our friend."

Patty Owens - Feb 12th, 2019 11:22 am

"So so sorry Stacy God bless"

Tom B. - Feb 12th, 2019 12:20 pm

"So very sad and sorry to hear this. Bob was such a kind, gentle and generous man. He miss be missed but never forgotten. "

Terry & Chris Cornell - Feb 12th, 2019 12:31 pm

"Praying for your hope, strength and comfort at this time Stacy and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this mournful time. "

Tallie Cook - Feb 12th, 2019 12:51 pm

"Marilyn and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Bob was always one of the most delightful people I had ever happened upon and Mariyln, you were just the same as him. I'm so saddened by this immense loss and I'm even sadder that I haven't kept in contact on a more regular basis. Sending love and prayers..."

Virginia Alworden - Feb 12th, 2019 2:20 pm

"Marilyn and family.We are so sad and shocked at Bobs passing,we always enjoyed talking to him at the auctions.We will be unable to attend his service as Cliff has an appointment in TC at that time,but you will be in our thoughts.SO sorry for your loss "

Mike Johnson - Feb 12th, 2019 3:43 pm

"Bob was a gentle and kind man. I enjoyed his friendship and kindness. we worked together many years. God Bless you Marilyn and Stacy. "

Anne-Marie Blevins - Feb 12th, 2019 5:45 pm

"I am so sorry for your loss Marilyn! Praying peace for you all in this difficult time and sending love to you all! Bob will be remembered fondly by myself, Amanda, Michael and Sarah-Anne as he was always there with a helping hand, encouraging word, and that beaming smile of his cheering us on at shows. Many fond memories indeed!"

Bethel Eckert - Feb 12th, 2019 7:43 pm

"Marilyn sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers."

Craig Darrow - Feb 12th, 2019 8:05 pm

"My thoughts and prayers go to you and you family Bob was a great man. Always loved his stories of when he was in the Navy "

Lori Duddles - Feb 12th, 2019 8:13 pm

"Marilyn, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Bob. He was such a sweet guy and brought us candy at almost every auction. He will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you. "

Bethany Allen - Feb 12th, 2019 8:33 pm

"I’m so sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. I always loved to see Both Marilyn and Bob at the horse shows, such very nice people. Marilyn, you are in my thoughts and prayers."

Tracy (Lovell) Walters - Feb 12th, 2019 10:07 pm

"Marilyn and family, my love and prayers to you all during this time. God Bless!"

Don & Connie Holmes - Feb 14th, 2019 8:50 am

"Stacy Ripley (Muir), Muir Family & Friend's, Heavenly Father hear our prayers for comfort in knowing Bob is with you, Peace to soothe our mourning hearts and Joy as we celebrate the memories in the love & life of Bob. May God bless him and keep him untill we are together again... As we all say Amen... God be with Y'all "

Catherine Scarbrough - Feb 14th, 2019 9:01 am

"Dear Marilyn, We are so sorry about your loss. Bob was the neatest guy-you couldn't help liking him. We're sending you a big hug and thoughts and prayers"

Jayne Cook - Feb 14th, 2019 9:22 am

"Marilyn, I am so sorry about Bob. He was a very special person. I still have the signs he made for me and display them at every horse show. I'm sorry I can't make it to the memorial but I will try to connect with you again. Hugs"

Steven Thomason - Feb 14th, 2019 5:49 pm

"Sorry for your loss Bob was a good friend I pray for you to feel God’s presence, draw strength and comfort from him "

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