| December/January 1991

  • Memoriam

  • Memoriam

ROBERT E. (Bob) HARPER, 70, of Gun Lake, Shelbyville, Michigan passed away on July 20, 1991 after several years battle with cancer.

Survivors are his wife, Darlene, whom he married in 1963, a son, John and grandson, of Asheville, NC.

Bob collected antique cars in earlier years, but his interest switched to gas engines and for many years, regularly attended swap meets and shows all over Michigan as well as Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Florida. He belonged to numerous engine clubs over the years, and the shows at Portland, Indiana, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa and Zolfo Springs, Florida, were the three biggest annual events in his life. He enjoyed helping friends restore engines as well as restoring engines for himself. He loved GEM and kept all of his issues going back to 1966, which he would read and reread.

Bob was an electrician, a car salesman, and retired in 1983 as superintendent of purchasing and maintenance for Gun Lake Area Sewer Authority. He was always active in local politics, having served as Township Supervisor, and on the township Board of Review. He was Orangeville Township deputy clerk at the time of his death.

He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

Submitted by his wife, Darlene Harper, 11031 Wildwood Rd., Shelbyville, Michigan 49344.