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Robert Simmer

October 6, 1927 — May 13, 2016

Obituary of Robert D. Simmer HoughtonRobert D. Simmer, 88, a resident of Houghton and Fountain Hills, AZ, passed away Friday, May 13, 2016 at UP Health System Portage following a short illness.Bob was born on October 6, 1927, in Houghton to Walter L. and Carrie (Dowd) Simmer. He was a graduate from the Houghton High School and served in the United States Army at Fort Polk, LA, Fort Belvoir, VA and Fort Sam, in Houston, TX. Bob started working for the Copper Range Railroad and then went on to work at the Upper Peninsula Power Company starting as a Switchboard Operator in 1949 and retired 40 years later as Superintendent of Hydros which he was promoted to in 1980.He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, the Copper Country Masonic Lodge, the Ahmed Temple Shrine of Marquette, the Copper Country Shrine Club, the Scottish Rite Consistory and the F&AM in Houghton.A private graveside service for Robert will be held in the Forest Hill Cemetery of Houghton.To send condolences to Robert's family please visit www.memorialchapel.net.The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes are assisting the family with the arrangements.Service Information To send flowers to the family of Robert Simmer, please visit Tribute Store
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